Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center

Pharmacy Residency Programs

Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency (PGY-2) Program

For further information please contact:

Darko Todorov, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Internal Medicine
Director PGY-2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program
Phone: (718) 604-5309 | Fax: (718) 363-6718
Email: DTodorov@kingsbrook.org

Internal Medicine Position Description

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 Internal Medicine (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 internal medicine pharmacotherapy, is competent in publication and presentation scholarship, and adept at clinical research and design. Upon completion of this advanced training program, the resident should be poised for careers in hospital practice, academia, or industry. The resident will receive comprehensive, intense, and individualized training in all aspects of internal medicine from passionate and expert pharmacy faculty.

Pharmacy Residency Position Description

The resident will be responsible for providing comprehensive medication therapy management for internal medicine patients in internal medicine wards that emphasize subspecialties in cardiology, pulmonology, nephrology, endocrinology, rheumatology, hematology, and infectious diseases. The resident will provide patient care services in a step-down cardiac care telemetry unit and a 30-bed ventilator unit. To ensure that the internal medicine resident develops and hones broad practice experiences, clerkship requirements may include critical care, surgery and nutrition, infectious diseases, emergency medicine, clinical pharmacokinetics, and ambulatory care.

He/she will perform pharmacotherapy and pharmacokinetic consultations, and approve restricted antimicrobials. The resident will participate in adverse drug event and medication error reporting, and will perform admission histories and medication reconciliation and drug discharge counseling. The resident will receive BCLS and ACLS certification, and participate in codes.

Research Project and Publishing Requirements

The resident is required to complete one rigorous scholarly internal medicine 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. Also, residency includes a faculty position at the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Qualifications

In order to apply for this ASHP-accredited internal medicine pharmacy specialty 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 Residency (PGY-1). Pharmacy licensure or eligibility for licensure in NY State is required.

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