Community Medical Center (CMC), located in Toms River, NJ, is a RWJBarnabas Health facility the state’s most comprehensive health system and the 15th largest in the nation. CMC is an academic medical center with residencies in internal medicine, emergency medicine, general surgery and podiatry, offering a comprehensive array of services including advanced cancer care, sophisticated neurology and neurosurgery services, cardiac care, emergency medicine and maternal and child health care. The hospital is the recipient of numerous awards for clinical excellence and offers robust community education programs designed to keep our community healthy.
PROGRAM PURPOSE PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 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 board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
PROGRAM OUTCOMES TWO PGY1 Positions available Graduates of the program will develop and strengthen the following: • Leadership and pharmacy practice management. • Time management and project coordination. • Evidence-based, patient-centered medication management with interdisciplinary teams. • Provide education to healthcare professionals and the public. • Perform pharmacy practice research. The resident will be involved in all stages of research from project conception to completion. They will present their findings at ASHP’s Midyear meeting and at the Eastern States Residency conference. • Practical application of pharmacotherapy principles.
OPPORTUNITIES LEADERSHIP | RWJBarnabas Health Leadership Forum is designed for the PGY1 and PGY2 residents in the RWJBarnabas system to gain experience and expertise in Leadership and Management in addition to their already established learning experiences. The topics taught are items that are not a part of traditional clinical training and gained by many on the fly or in a situational basis. Topics include: team building, collaboration, human resource management, goal setting, metrics, financial management, culture, business etiquette and networking. Through 6 offsite interactive sessions, residents are provided with dedicated time to review and develop these skills. Additionally, these sessions allow the formation of a deeper connection and relationship with the residents across the Enterprise.
TEACHING | Residents will have the opportunity to work with the two Fairleigh Dickinson School of Pharmacy Professors at the site and participate in a teaching certificate program offered by Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy that will strengthen precepting skills.
PGY2 – CRITICAL CARE | Community Medical Center PGY1 residents will have the opportunity to work with the PGY2 Critical Care resident throughout the residency year. CMC is one of the only PGY2 Critical Care residency programs in New Jersey.
LEARNING EXPERIENCES CORE REQUIRED LEARNING EXPERIENCES Corporate Administration MICU SICU Internal Medicine Decentralized Practice Drug Information/ Medical Writing Emergency Medicine Infectious Diseases Orientation LONGITUDINAL LEARNING EXPERIENCES Pharmacy Practice Leadership Collaborative Project Management Local Pharmacy Leadership ELECTIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCES Billing/Purchasing Cardiac Care Unit Repeat of Core Learning Experiences Ambulatory Care Transitions of Care Mail Order Pharmacy Home Infusion
APPLICATION PROCESS Please provide the following on the PHORCAS website no later than JANUARY 1: • Curriculum vitae • Personal statement • Copy of academic transcripts • Three letters of recommendation OTHER REQUIREMENTS • Onsite interview required • Must have a valid NJ Pharmacy License by September 1st
About RWJBH - Community Medical Center PGY-1 Residency
PGY1 Residency Program
Mission, Vision, Values
The PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency program at Community Medical Center offers opportunities for residents to strengthen and expand their clinical knowledge, hone research and presentation skills and develop confidence to practice as clinical pharmacists in a variety of healthcare settings.
There are two PGY1 position available at CMC. We participate in the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service and will be participating in the ASHP Residency Matching Service for all classes.
Graduates of the program will develop and strengthen the following:
Leadership and pharmacy practice management
Time management and project coordination
Evidence-based, patient-centered medication management with interdisciplinary teams
Provide education to healthcare professionals and the public
Perform pharmacy practice research
The resident will be involved in all stages of research from project conception to completion. They will present their findings at ASHP’s Midyear meeting and at the Eastern States Residency conference
Practical application of pharmacotherapy principles
PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build... on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 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 board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.