Pharmacy Residency Program

Pharmacy Residency Program & Goals

Shore Medical Center accepts two full-time applicants for the one-year Pharmacy Practice Residency Program. The intent of the postgraduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy residency program is to provide residents with a core foundation of evidence-based medicine practice in a patient-centered environment through a decentralized pharmacy practice model. Upon completion of the program, the resident will have gained the ability and confidence to manage various patient therapies in a variety of specialized and general areas of medicine.

Rotations Include:

  • General Medicine
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care
  • Ambulatory Care 
  • Leadership and Pharmacy Process
  • Information Technology and Automation (Elective)
  • Oncology (Elective)
  • Project Management (Longitudinal)
  • Teaching and Learning (Longitudinal) 
Residency Rotation Overview

General Medicine
The PGY1 General Medicine core rotation is a six week experience that allows the resident to provide drug information and patient-specific medication recommendations to the medical team on the medical-surgical floors. Regulation of drug therapy will be accomplished through appropriate drug and dose selection, dosage adjustments based on patient specific parameters, clinical status, and response. The objective of the general medicine rotation is to utilize clinical skills to enhance patient care and improve patient outcomes. 

Infectious Disease
The PGY1 Infectious Disease core rotation is a six week experience that exposes the resident to the care of patients with infectious diseases. The resident will participate as an integral member of the medical team caring for patients with infectious diseases, and providing evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management. The objective of the rotation is the advancement of problem-solving skills in infectious disease therapy and the formation of a solid knowledge based in infectious disease pharmacology and pharmacokinetics. 

Emergency Medicine
The PGY1 Emergency Medicine core rotation is a six week experience that exposes the resident to the care and management of patients in the emergency setting. This rotation will consist of providing clinical pharmacy services to an emergency medicine service in the emergency department under the preceptorship of a clinical pharmacist. The resident will accompany the pharmacist in the emergency department and actively participate in the medical care of the patient including admission interviews and medication reconciliation. The practice environment will require daily interactions with medical doctors, house staff, mid-level practitioners, nursing staff, pharmacy staff, and other healthcare professionals necessary to optimize pharmacotherapy for patients. In addition to monitoring and consulting on pharmacologic issues, the resident will also provide educational presentations to nursing, pharmacy, and physician staff members. 

Critical Care
The PGY1 Critical Care core rotation is a six week experience that involves the provision of direct patient care for patients in the Medical ICU. On this rotation the resident will spend every day in the ICU practicing in a team-based environment. The resident is responsible for working with the MICU team to identify, prevent and resolve medication therapy issues. Good communication and interpersonal skills are of paramount importance in this setting. The resident must devise efficient strategies for accomplishing the required activities in a limited time frame. The objective of this rotation is the expansion of the resident’s knowledge base and the refinement of the resident’s pharmacotherapeutic skills through the identification and resolution of drug therapy problems in critically ill medical patients. 

Ambulatory Care 
The PGY1 Ambulatory Care core rotation is a six week experience that provides the resident with the opportunity to develop and enhance their experience in a multitude of outpatient settings. The resident will work as an integral member of the various multidisciplinary medical teams to assist in managing patient treatment and well-being of patients. Outpatient settings include: Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Outpatient Infusion Services, Penn Cardiology, Shore Physicians Group, Wound Care Center, and Anticoagulation Clinic. 

Leadership and Pharmacy Process
The PGY1 Leadership and Pharmacy Process core rotation is a four week experience that allows the resident to perform administrative duties, exercise leadership, practice management skills, improve the medication use process, and develop a plan for a new pharmacy service. The resident will work closely with the director of pharmacy and administrative offices to conduct pharmacy-related business, attend meetings and conferences, and make presentations. 

Information Technology and Automation
The PGY1 Information Technology and Automation elective rotation is a six week experience that exposes the resident to the development, implementation, and maintenance of medication-use systems to improve pharmacy information and automated technology. The rotation includes the monitoring and operation of information systems, software and hardware maintenance, incorporation of patient safety features, HIPAA compliance documentation, development of policies and procedures pertaining to information systems, report generation, and ongoing departmental equipment budgeting. Residents will gain an understanding of the language and concepts of information technology and become familiar with the professional duties and responsibilities of a pharmacy informatics specialist. The rotation will enable the student to apply learned knowledge in an actual practice setting to improve technology used to provide patient care. 

Oncology
The PGY1 Oncology elective rotation is a six week experience that provides the resident with the opportunity to develop and enhance the pharmacotherapeutic skills needed to provide pharmaceutical care to patients with solid tumors. The resident will work as an integral member of the oncology multidisciplinary medical team to assist in managing the complex treatment and palliative care of both inpatient and outpatient oncology patients. The following is a list of disease states that the resident will commonly encounter: colon cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, head and neck cancer, bladder cancer, melanoma, carcinoma, and sarcoma. Knowledge of primary treatments, supportive care and management of complications will be emphasized. Residents will provide drug information services to the Cancer Center staff and educational presentations to the pharmacy/nursing staff as required. 

Project Management
The PGY1 Project Management rotation is a longitudinal experience for the resident to become proficient in project management and development. This includes the design and completion of a medication use evaluation, as well as any other projects that are assigned. In addition, the resident will be responsible for designing and completing a residency research project that will be presented at the ASHP Midyear meeting and Eastern States Conference. 

Teaching and Learning 
The PGY1 Teaching and Learning rotation is a longitudinal experience for the resident to become proficient in the management of undergraduate pharmacy students, as well as excel in educating patients, colleagues, and the general public. The resident will have the option to participate in a teaching certificate program available in collaboration with University of the Sciences. Throughout each required rotation, the resident will present journal clubs, patient cases, etc. to pharmacy students and staff. 

 

Application Process

Prospective residents will be evaluated on the following material and ranked accordingly.

  • Official College of pharmacy transcript
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter/Letter of interest
  • Three letters of recommendation

Pharmacy Practice

Residency will start on the last Monday in June. The resident will have one month of orientation and training. Staffing requirements will include approximately one day a week in various shifts.

Licensure

All prospective residents must be licensed in the state of New Jersey by September 1st.

Contact Information

For more information about the Shore Pharmacy Residency Program, contact:
Shannon Burke, PharmD, Residency Program Director
Phone: 609-653-3779 | shannon.burke@shoremedicalcenter.org

Meet Our Preceptors

Orientation
Michael Deleener, PharmD, MBA

General Medicine
Shannon Burke, PharmD, BCPS

Antimicrobial Stewardship
Jessica Howard, PharmD

Emergency Medicine
Earl Hugo, PharmD

Critical Care
Ramzan Judge, PharmD, BCCCP

Ambulatory Care & Staffing Responsibilities
Jennifer Gardner, RPh

Leadership and Pharmacy Process
Matt Piskun, PharmD, MBA

Information Technology and Automation (Elective)
Antonio Federico, RPh

Oncology (Elective)
Tim Guse, PharmD

Project Management & Teaching and Learning
Shannon Burke, PharmD, BCPS

Professional Paths

Follow the professional paths of our former residents:

2011-2012

  • Dr. Maggie Randazzo:  Emergency Care Clinical Pharmacist at Shore Medical Center & Clinical Coordinator/PGY1 Residency Coordinator at Shore Medical Center. Currently: Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Program at Jefferson
  • Dr. Clarence Moore: Oncology Fellowship at Howard University.

2012-2013

  • Dr. Cherry Truong: Oncology Pharmacist at Mount Sinai Hospital 
  • Dr. Nima Munir: PGY2 Information Technology Pharmacy Residency at New York Methodist

2013-2014

  • Dr. Nicole East: PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency at Rutgers University 
  • Dr. Susie Price: Emergency Care Clinical Pharmacist at Shore Medical Center. Currently: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at St. Luke’s University Health Network

2014-2015

  • Dr. Elizabeth Papa: PGY2 Medication Safety Residency at Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI
  • Dr. Desiree Massari: Clinical Pharmacist, Wilmington Hospital, Christiana Care

2015-2016

  • Dr. Michael Deleener: Clinical Pharmacist at Shore Medical Center
  • Dr. Lukasz Przychodzien: PGY2 in Informatics at University of Michigan

2016-2017

  • Dr. Tea Cadenovic: Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist at Shore Medical Center. Currently: Clinical Pharmacist at Cooper University Hospital
  • Dr. Diana Solomon: PGY2 in Critical Care at USciences/Cooper University Hospital

2017-2018

  • Dr. Remya Radakrishnan: Clinical Pharmacist at Holy Redeemer Hospital
  • Dr. Nirali Patel: Investigational Drug Service Clinical Pharmacist at Yale New Haven Health System

2018-2019

  • Dr. Earl Hugo: Emergency Care Clinical Pharmacist at Shore Medical Center
  • Dr. David Totton: Ambulatory Care Pharmacist with Shore Physicians Group 

2019-2020

  • Dr. Paige Dennis: Clinical Pharmacist at Shore Medical Center. Currently: Clinical Pharmacy at Capital Health
  • Dr. Daniel Peterson: Clinical Pharmacist at Shore Medical Center. Currently: Patient Care Pharmacist at Jefferson Home Infusion Services 

2020-2021

  • Dr. Ashley Barba: Clinical Pharmacist at Shore Medical Center
  • Dr. Elizabeth Demarco: Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist at Shore Medical Center

Application For Pharmacy PGY1 Residency

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