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Program Overview

Mission Statement

The postgraduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

This mission is in addition to resident’s contributions to the overall Pharmacy Department goal, which is is to provide Capital Health with current and proper pharmaceutical services that will fulfill the health care needs of patients locally in Mercer County and its surrounding communities. Specifically, Pharmacy serves the pharmaceutical needs of all patients and family regardless of age, sex, race, ethnic background, religious belief, financial status, or diagnosis.

Program Details

The residency term starts on the Monday of the last full week of the current residency year to allow for a one-week overlap with the graduating residency class. The program continues for 53 weeks. Throughout the program, residents will complete a department orientation, followed by a series of experiential rotations, each lasting four to five weeks. Various longitudinal learning activities are coordinated throughout the year. Residents are responsible for completing a research project and presenting at American Society of Health-System Pharmacists midyear meeting in December and Eastern States Regional Residency Conference in May. Residents will be afforded the opportunity to participate in a teaching certificate program offered by the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University at no cost.

Please see our PGY1 Curriculum and our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more specific details about the program.

For questions about our program, please contact the program director or coordinator: 

Doug St John, Pharm.D, BCPS 
[email protected]

Kim To-Lui, Pharm.D, BCPS, BCIDP, Residency Coordinator
[email protected]