Program Overview

Mission statement

The purpose of the PGY 1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Capital Health Regional Medical Center is to prepare pharmacist clinicians to pursue positions involving direct patient care, pharmacy administration, research or academia, in an adjunct or full time faculty position.

After completion of this residency, the pharmacist clinician should additionally be prepared to pursue further postgraduate training in the area of their choice, including board certification.

This mission is in addition to residents' contributions to the overall Pharmacy Department goal, which is 
is to provide Capital Health with current and proper pharmaceutical services that will fulfill the healthcare needs of patients locally in Mercer County and its surrounding communities. Specifically, our Pharmacy Department 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 1 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 of 4 to 5 weeks. Various longitudinal learning activities are coordinated throughout the year. Residents will be responsible for completing a research project and presenting at ASHP Mid-Year meeting in December and Eastern States Regional Residency Conference in May.

Residents will be afforded the opportunity to participate in a teaching certificate program at no cost offered by the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University.

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

For questions about our program, please contact the program director: 
Doug St John, Pharm.D, BCPS 
[email protected]