For further information please contact:
HENRY COHEN, B.S., M.S., Pharm.D., FCCM, BCPP, CGP
Chief Pharmacy Officer
Director of Pharmacy Residency Programs (PGY-1 and PGY-2)
Phone: (718) 604-5373 |
Fax: (718) 604-5486
The Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and the Touro College of Pharmacy,
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
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 Touro
College of Pharmacy.
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.
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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