The Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency at Inspira Medical Center Vineland in New Jersey builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) graduate education to help clinicians develop the skills they need to become successful pharmacists. Residents who complete an accredited PGY1 Pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic or other specialized positions, a PGY2 program and a potential board certification in pharmacy.
What Makes Inspira’s PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Unique
Inspira’s PGY1 Pharmacy Residency provides residents with learning opportunities that integrate and incorporate various patient care experiences and advanced practice settings in South Jersey. With comprehensive curricula and dedicated faculty, our residency programs focus on industry-leading research, safe treatment methods and high-quality patient care.
The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Inspira Medical Center Vineland offers a comprehensive one-year training program accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). It is Inspira’s first and longest-standing pharmacy residency program.
Our program is unique because it offers two tracks for residents, Inpatient and Ambulatory. Both tracks involve the same required learning experiences but are differentiated by the elective rotations offered.
Message from Program Director
The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency offers a robust curriculum and access to experienced, supportive faculty in convenient locations throughout South Jersey. Each specialty program includes weekly didactics, attending and guest lecturers and clinical experiences.
PGY1 residency programs build upon Pharm.D. education to help residents develop the foundation of knowledge, skills and abilities they need to become competent and confident pharmacists in a variety of practice settings. Residents who complete the PGY1 pharmacy residency program have a deep understanding of diverse patient care, case management and leadership. These professionals are prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy and pursue advanced education and training opportunities, including PGY2 pharmacy residencies.
Rotations in Clinical Practice
Required rotations for all PGY1 Pharmacy residents include Orientation, Critical Care 1, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy Informatics and Transitions of Care.
Inpatient track electives include Advanced Topics in Critical Care, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Behavioral Health, Critical Care 2, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatrics as well as Oncology.
Ambulatory track electives include Antimicrobial Stewardship, Behavioral Health, Family Medicine, Oncology, Population Health and Retail Pharmacy.
Pharmacy residents have many opportunities for research and presenting locally and nationally. Other longitudinal experiences include adult parenteral nutrition ordering protocol, ambulatory care, anticoagulation monitoring, community events and health fairs, development of pharmacy guidelines and protocols, pharmacy administration and leadership, pharmacy staffing, a teaching certification, precepting Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) students, vaccine administration and Vancomycin pharmacy to dose protocol.
Residents can participate in several committees and Inspira-wide initiatives, including the Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee, Critical Care Committee, Opioid Stewardship Committee, Medication Performance Improvement Committee as well as the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.