Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center

Pharmacy Residency Programs

Geriatric Pharmacotherapy (PGY-2) Residency Program

For further information please contact:

HENRY COHEN, B.S., M.S., Pharm.D., FCCM, BCPP, CGP
Chief Pharmacotherapy Officer
Director of Pharmacy Residency Programs (PGY-1 and PGY-2)
Phone: (718) 604-5373 | Fax: (718) 604-5486
Email: HCohen@kingsbrook.org

Program Goals

The Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Long Island University, offer a one-year, ASHP-accredited Specialty Residency Program in Geriatric Pharmacotherapy (PGY-2). The primary goals of this residency program are to prepare the resident to become a highly-trained pharmacy professional with leadership skills who is a proficient specialist in geriatric pharmacotherapy, and is competent in publication, presentation scholarship, and clinical research and design. Upon completion of this advanced training program, the resident should be poised for careers in nursing home and hospital practice, geriatric consultation, academia, or industry. The resident will receive comprehensive, intense, and individualized training in all aspects of geriatric pharmacotherapy from dedicated, passionate, and expert pharmacy faculty.

Position Description

The resident will be responsible for providing comprehensive medication therapy management for geriatric patients in acute care, long-term care, and ambulatory care settings, and will be able to follow patients through the continuum of care. To ensure that the geriatrics pharmacy resident experiences the entire spectrum of geriatric care, residency clerkships are divided into geriatric acute care (50%) and geriatric long-term care (50%). Geriatric acute care rotations include geriatric psychiatry, internal medicine, wound care, rehabilitation, and ambulatory care. Elective opportunities include critical care, cardiology, surgery & nutrition, emergency medicine, and infectious diseases.

In the long-term care facility upon admission of all clients, the geriatric pharmacy resident will perform medication regimen reviews, medication reconciliation, and prescription drug plan formulary review. The resident will intensely participate in medication use evaluations, quality assurance reports, med-pass, adverse drug event and medication error reporting. On a monthly basis, the resident will provide medication regimen reviews to long-term care and assisted living patients. He/she will perform pharmacotherapy and pharmacokinetic consultations, and approve restricted antimicrobials. The resident will receive BCLS and ACLS training and certification, and participate in codes. An IRB approved scholarly research project is required. In addition, the residency includes a faculty appointment with the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Long Island University.

Research Project and Publishing Requirements

The resident is required to complete one rigorous, scholarly geriatrics research project. The resident will be responsible for preparing a research proposal including justification for the project and study methodology, determination of a power analysis, application of appropriate statistical analysis, development of a budget, receiving IRB approval, collaborating with research-intensive medical residents, presenting via poster or platform presentation, and publishing the results as an abstract and manuscript.

Qualifications

In order to apply for this ASHP-accredited geriatric pharmacotherapy pharmacy residency program (PGY-2), you must be a graduate of an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy, and you should possess a Pharm.D. degree, or a Post-BS Pharm.D. degree or equivalent experience, and have completed an ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY-1). Pharmacy licensure or eligibility for licensure in NY State is required.

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