Pharmacy Residency Program - Post Graduate Year 1

The Hackensack University Medical Center Pharmacy Residency Program – Post Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) is an ASHP accredited 12-month program affiliated with the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The program design utilizes a clinical focus, research project and administrative exposure to provide the resident with a multi-level educational experience and a strong foundation in pharmaceutical care. The resident will have the opportunity to interact with multiple health care professionals, students, patients and the community to build medication management skills. Active participation with the clinical research preceptors allows the resident to develop an understanding of the research approval and monitoring process. By fostering personal and professional development throughout the year, the resident successfully completing this program will be proficient in providing pharmaceutical care in a multidisciplinary environment across the continuum of care. They will be required to demonstrate professional maturity by exhibiting commitment to the profession and lifelong learning, monitoring their own performance, and exercising leadership in improving the safety of the medication-use system. 

Learning Experiences Offered include:

  • Cardiac/Medical Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Practice Management/Patient Safety
  • Surgical Critical Care/Nutrition
  • Solid Organ Transplant/Pharmacokinetics
  • Transitions of CareTransition of CaretTTramsof 


The resident will receive comprehensive orientation and training, as well as a dedicated time to work on his/her residency project. Residents are required to obtain licensure in the State of New Jersey in order to fulfill staffing responsibilities.

Residents in the program receive a benefits package, sick leave, two weeks paid vacation, discount meals, professional travel reimbursement, and free parking.

Preceptors

Preceptors for PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program are:

Critical Care

Keri Bicking, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCNSP                                                                                                                          Surgical Critical Care/ Nutrition Support Pharmacy Specialist, HackensackUMC; Clinical Adjunct Professor, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University. B.S. Pharmacy, Duquesne University; Pharm.D., Rutgers University College of Pharmacy; Critical Care Residency, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Practice areas: Surgery/ Trauma Intensive Care, Nutrition Support.
 

Ruchi Jain, Pharm.D., BCPS
Medical Critical Care Pharmacy Specialist, HackensackUMC; Clinical Adjunct Professor, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University, Pharm.D., University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy; Pharmacy Practice Residency, Temple University Hospital; Critical Care Residency, The John Hopkins Hospital. Practice area: Medical Critical Care.  

Justin Kaplan, Pharm.D                                                                                                                                                     Clinical Assistant Professor, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University. Surgical Critical Care Pharmacy Specialist, HackensackUMC. Pharm.D., Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University; PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident, HackensackUMC; PGY-2 Critical Care Specialty Residency, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Practice Area: Surgery/Trauma Intensive Care.

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Emergency Medicine

 Gabrielle L. Procopio, Pharm.D.
 Emergency Medicine (EM) Pharmacy Specialist and PGY2 EM Pharmacy Residency Director, HackensackUMC; Clinical Adjunct Professor,Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University. Pharm.D.. Philadelphia College of Pharmacy; PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, HackensackUMC; PGY2 EM Pharmacy Residency,The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Practice Area: Emergency Medicine.  

Hematology/Oncology

Maribel Pereiras, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCOP
Clinical Assistant Professor, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University; Oncology Pharmacy Specialist, HackensackUMC. Pharm.D., Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy of Rutgers University; Pharmacy Practice Residency, HackensackUMC; Oncology Specialty Residency, The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Practice Areas: Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, Hematologic Malignancies.


Christina Howlett, Pharm.D., BCOP
Clinical Assistant Professor, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University; Oncology Pharmacy Specialist, HackensackUMC, Pharm.D., Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy of Rutgers University; PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency and PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy Specialty Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Practice Area: Hematologic Malignancies.  

Infectious Diseases

Arpi Kuyumjian, Pharm.D.
Clinical Coordinator; Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Specialist, HackensackUMC; Clinical adjunct Professor, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University. Pharm.D., University of Southern California School of Pharmacy. Practice Areas: Infectious Diseases, Infectious Diseases Outreach Clinic, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Clinical Research Support.

Pediatrics

Pooja Shah, Pharm.D., BCPPS
Clinical Assistant Professor, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University; Pediatric Pharmacy Specialist, HackensackUMC. Pharm.D., Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy of Rutgers University; PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency, HackensackUMC; PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency, The University of Chicago Medicine. Practice Areas: Neonatal Intensive Care, General Pediatrics.


Katelin Kimler, Pharm.D., BCPPS
Clinical Assistant Professor, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University; Pediatric Pharmacy Specialist, HackensackUMC. Pharm.D., Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy of Rutgers University; PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency, Lehigh Valley Health Network; PGY-2 Pediatric. Pharmacotherapy Residency, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy of Rutgers University. Practice Areas: Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology and Pediatric Intensive Care. 

Pharmacy Services

Eric Bjornstad, Pharm.D, M.B.A.
Pharmacy Supervisor of Pharmacy and Clinical Services, HackensackUMC.Pharm.D., Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy of Rutgers University.MBA, Stillman School of Business of Seton Hall University. Practice Areas: Supervisor of Inpatient Pharmacy Operations, Staff Orientation and Training, Staff Development, Performance improvement, Pharmacy Information Technology and Systems training. 

Practice Management/Patient Safety

 Nilesh Desai, R.Ph., M.B.A.                                                                                                                                          Director of Pharmacy and Clinical Services, HackensackUMC; Clinical Adjunct Professor, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University. BS Pharmacy Madras University. MBA, University of Phoenix. Practice Areas: Pharmacy Operations inpatient and outpatient, Practice Management, Contract negotiations, Financial Planning and Budgets, Delivery of Services, Regulatory Requirements, Planning Staffing, Policy and Procedure Development, Performance Improvement, Staff Development and Information Technology.  

Solid Organ Transplant/Pharmacokinetics

Michael A. Wynd, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Associate Professor, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University; Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, HackensackUMC. B.S. Pharmacy, Temple University; Pharm.D., Rutgers University College of Pharmacy; Fellowship: Infectious Diseases/Pharmacokinetics/
Pharmacoeconomics, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. Practice Areas: Solid Organ Transplant, Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacokinetics.


Jaclyn McKeen, Pharm.D., BCPS
Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Specialist, HackensackUMC; Pharm.D., Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy of Rutgers University; PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency, HackensackUMC; PGY-2 Solid Organ Transplantation Pharmacy Residency, New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Practice Area: Solid Organ Transplant.  

 

Transitions of Care

Jewell Thomas, Pharm.D.    Pharmacy Supervisor, Transitions of Care HackensackUMC, Pharm.D., Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia . Practice Area: Transitons of Care, Staff Orientation and Training, Performance Improvement.

 

Application

Application is available via PhORCAS (Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service)

After PhORCAS apllication completion, candidates will be recieving an online Talent Plus Survey after January 8th deadline. Which must be completed within 72 hours of email notification of the survey.

 

 


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