Program Experiences

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at UConn John Dempsey Hospital at UConn Health is customized to the individual resident each year, based on goals, interests, experiences, and postgraduate pursuits. Watch former Program Director and current UConn Health Chief of Pharmacy, Kevin Chamberlin, provide some insight on our program.

Residents are required to complete core experiences in:

  • Anticoagulation Clinic - [longitudinal]
  • Critical Care / ICU
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Leadership and Personal Professional Development (PPD) - [longitudinal]
  • Management/Administration - [block and longitudinal]
  • Medication Safety & Investigational Drug
  • Oncology / Infusion Pharmacy
  • Primary Care Clinic, Adult - [longitudinal]
  • Scholarship in Pharmacy (Research) - [concentrated and longitudinal]

Residents will choose one (1) of the following as a 'Select' elective to do as a block learning experience:

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine II
  • Oncology, Adult Ambulatory clinic
  • Primary Care Clinic, Adult

Residents will have the option to choose up to two (2) elective experiences to do as blocks, consisting of (but not limited to):

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Cardiology
  • Geriatric Ambulatory Care
  • Informatics
  • Pain/Palliative Care
  • Psychiatry
  • Any 'Select' elective not already done as a block

Residents will also have additional longitudinal experiences, including:

  • IRB-approved research project to be presented in part at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and completed for the Eastern States Conference
  • Leadership and Personal Professional Development (PPD) work/life balance and leadership development series
  • Staffing
  • UConn School of Pharmacy Teaching Certificate
  • UConn School of Pharmacy Anticoagulation Traineeship Certificate Program

Staffing requirements:

  • Every fourth weekend (8-hour shifts)
  • One evening per week (6-hour shift)
  • Rotating Friday evening every fourth week (6-hour shift)
  • Two holiday shifts