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Program Overview

PGY1 Program Mission Statement

The purpose of the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Capital Health Regional Medical Center, here after referred to as Capital Health, 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 resident’s contributions to the overall Pharmacy Department goal 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, the Pharmacy Department serves the pharmaceutical needs of all patients and family regardless of age, sex, race, ethnic background, religious belief, financial status or diagnosis.

PGY2 Program Mission Statement

The purpose of the PGY2 Pharmacotherapy Residency with Capital Health is to build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in the area of pharmacotherapy, with a focus on internal medicine, ambulatory care, and leadership. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification.

Program Details

The PGY1 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 4 - 5 weeks.

Various longitudinal learning activities are coordinated throughout the year. Residents will be responsible for completing a research project and presenting at the ASHP 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 at no cost offered by the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University.

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

The PGY2 residency is a 53-week program that starts on either the 2nd or 3rd Monday in July to provide a one-week overlap to be trained by the outgoing PGY2 resident. The learner will be exposed to a variety of diverse patient populations, practice settings, and learning experiences to develop into a highly qualified and well-rounded pharmacotherapy specialist. They will progress as mentors and preceptors for pharmacy students and PGY1 residents, as well as leaders for the Pharmacy Department. They will also be involved in research, scholarship, teaching, and professional pharmacy societies.

For more information, please visit our Curriculum or Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) pages.

For questions about our program, please contact the program directors: 

Doug St John, Pharm.D, BCPS 
PGY1 Program Director
[email protected]

Kim To-Lui, Pharm.D, BCPS, BCIDP, Residency Coordinator
PGY2 Program Director
[email protected]