PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Location: Neptune, New Jersey
Preferred Education: PharmD
Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center is a 626-bed, Level I Trauma Center and tertiary care teaching hospital with four PGY-1 residency positions. Residents are mentored by outstanding preceptors who are committed to patient care and the training of young practitioners. Additionally, residents engage in multiple residency-specific and interdisciplinary wellness programs that encourage mental health and aim to prevent burnout. There are a multitude of opportunities for teaching nurses, pharmacists and physicians, as well as pharmacy students. Written and oral communication skills are highly emphasized throughout the program. Each resident completes an original quality improvement/research project and presents the results at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Eastern States Residency Conference and Hackensack Meridian's Research Day. Residents gain experience in our central and decentralized pharmacy setting equipped with state-of-the-art technology. All residents are enrolled in the Teaching and Learning Certificate program via the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
The core (required) concentrated rotations at Jersey Shore University Medical Center include Hospital & Pharmacy Orientation; Cardiology; Infectious Diseases; Internal Medicine; Leadership and Practice Management; Medical Intensive Care; Oncology; Pediatrics; Quality Improvement and Research; and Transitions of Care, while the core longitudinal rotations offered are Medication Safety / Pharmacy Management; Pharmacy Operations; Quality Improvement and Research; and Teaching, Education, Dissemination of Knowledge.
Elective concentrated rotations can be tailored to the resident's interests and include Academia and Teaching; Advanced Core Rotations; Ambulatory Care; Antimicrobial Stewardship; Neonatal Intensive Care; Neurosurgical and Trauma Intensive Care; and Pediatric Intensive Care. In addition, elective longitudinal experiences include Cardiac Surgery Clinic, HIV Clinic, Investigational Drugs, and Transitions of Care.
The service component of the residency utilizes a unique staffing model consisting of 1 weekend per month (8 hours/day x 2 days) and 1 evening weekday shift per week (4 hours/evening). This provides a wide exposure to differing staffing responsibilities and promotes resident well-being and work-life balance.
Hackensack Meridian Health's Jersey Shore University Medical Center (JSUMC) is a not-for-profit teaching hospital and home to K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital – the first children’s hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties. JSUMC is a Level I Regional Trauma Center, treating more than 1,600 trauma patients per year. JSUMC is both a state-designated Comprehensive Stroke Center and a nationally accredited Primary Stroke Center. With more than 1,000 physicians and dental staff in 60 specialty areas, JSUMC’s team provides quality care in a patient centered, environmentally friendly setting. Through the hospital’s clinical research program and longstanding commitment to medical education through an affiliation with Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University and Seton Hall - Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, JSUMC serves as an academic center dedicated to advancing medical knowledge, training future physicians and pharmacists, and providing the community with access to promising medical breakthroughs. JSUMC specializes in cardiovascular care, orthopedics, rehabilitation, cancer care, neuroscience, and urology.