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Pharmacy Residency Program

Rochester General Hospital Department of Pharmacy PGY-1 Residency Program

The Rochester General Hospital (RGH) Department of Pharmacy PGY1 residency is a 12 month full time program building on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 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.
RGH Pharmacy residents learn in a setting that embraces teamwork – both within the department and throughout the hospital. In our program, residents receive training in essential elements that allow them to become key members of a comprehensive health care team. These elements include:

  • Managing and improving the medication-use process
  • Providing evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management with interdisciplinary teams
  • Exercising leadership and practice management skills
  • Demonstrating project management skills
  • Providing medication and practice-related education and training
  • Utilizing medical informatics

About the RGH Department of Pharmacy

Our department operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our department has a 797 compliant IV admixture room and uses medication dispensing stations throughout the hospital which are fully integrated into the hospital's electronic medication system, part of the hospital's electronic medical record system. Enhanced clinical pharmacy services are provided in internal medicine / surgery, antimicrobial stewardship, critical care and anticoagulation. Learn about the RGH Department of Pharmacy +Rochester General Hospital

About RGH and Rochester Regional Health

Rochester General Hospital is the flagship affiliate of Rochester Regional Health, regionally and nationally recognized for excellence in a broad range of health care services. Learn more about our health system +


The Rochester General Hospital PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists


Required Rotations:

  • Anticoagulation
  • Critical Care
  • Infectious Diseases / Stewardship
  • Medical / Surgical
  • Patient Centered Admission Team
  • Pharmacy Management
  • Pharmacy Staffing Practice
  • Transitions of  Care

Longitudinal Rotations:

  • Pharmacy Staffing Practice
  • Pharmacy Topics Discussion Group
  • Simulation (optional)
  • Teaching Certificate (optional)

Elective Rotations

  • Academic internal medicine
  • Advanced critical care
  • Advanced infectious disease
  • Ambulatory care
  • Geriatrics
  • Oncology


Competitive stipend, medical and dental insurance, vacation time, and travel reimbursement to professional meetings.

Requirements for Admission

  • Graduate from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education accredited college of pharmacy
  • New York State Pharmacy Intern Permit
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in New York State

How to Apply

The Rochester General Hospital Department of Pharmacy’s residency program utilizes ASHP PhORCAS for applications at http://www.ashp.org/phorcas

For More Information

Bob Reiss, Pharm.D. MPA
Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator & Residency Director