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:

  • Administration/Management
  • Ambulatory Care - [longitudinal]
  • Anticoagulation Clinic - [longitudinal]
  • Critical Care/ICU
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Leadership and Personal Professional Development (PPD) - [longitudinal]
  • Medication Safety and Investigational Drug
  • Oncology/Infusion Pharmacy
  • Orientation
  • Scholarship in Pharmacy (Research) - [longitudinal]
  • Staffing - [longitudinal]
  • Teaching and Learning - [longitudinal]

Residents will choose one (1) of the following as a ‘select’ elective to do as a block learning experience:

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

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
  • Critical Care II
  • Geriatric Ambulatory Care
  • Informatics
  • Medication Safety II
  • Pain/Palliative Care
  • Psychiatry
  • Specialty Pharmacy
  • Any ‘Select’ Elective Not Already Done

Residents will also have additional opportunities during their 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) series with medical residents
  • Obtain UConn School of Pharmacy Teaching Certificate
  • Obtain UConn School of Pharmacy Anticoagulation Traineeship Certificate

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