PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Backus Hospital is excited to be recruiting motivated and dedicated residents to be part of our pharmacy team.

Our PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program builds on PharmD 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 postgraduate year 2 (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Upon completion, our residents are qualified to practice independently or pursue specialized training with the capability and flexibility to adapt to future changes in healthcare. (ASHP Code 11023)


Learning Experiences

The following are required core 1-month learning experiences:

  • Orientation and training (6 weeks)
  • Leadership and administration (1 month)
  • Formulary Medication Use (1 month)
  • Medication Management I (1 month)
  • Emergency Medicine (1 month)
  • Oncology (1 month)
  • Critical Care (1 month)
  • Ambulatory Care (1 month)

The following are required longitudinal experiences:

  • Ambulatory Clinic (12 months)
  • Operations and staffing (12 months)
  • Research (12 months)
  • Teaching and learning (12 months)

Depending on availability, elective experiences may be available in areas such as: Infectious Diseases, Critical Care II, Psychiatry as well as others.

PGY1 Residents will be active participants in LEAN huddles, committees and project work, participating in quality improvement initiatives. PGY1 Residents will complete a teaching certificate program through the University of Connecticut and be involved in preceptor activities.


Learn More

Backus residency program will participate in the ASHP Matching program. Applications should be submitted via the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).

Access PhORCAS

A complete application will include a formal letter of intent, a current Curriculum Vitae, three PhORCAS recommendations, and academic transcripts from ACPE-accredited university. An on-site interview will be required.

Completed application should be submitted via PhORCAS by Friday, January 4, 2020.


Meet the Team

Pharmacy Residency Contact Information