PGY1 Residency Program

Middlesex Health/University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy and Physician Assistant Studies PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

The Middlesex Health/University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy and Physician Assistant Studies PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program began on July 1, 2019.  The residency program is in ASHP Candidate Status.  This program is unique given the collaboration between Middlesex Health and the University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy and Physician Assistant Studies, allowing the resident to experience both structured clinical and academic learning experiences.  The primary training site is at Middlesex Health, with the academic rotation completed at the University of Saint Joseph Pharmacy Program Campus. 

Program Purpose

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on pharmacy 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.

More information

Based in Middletown, Connecticut, Middlesex Health, a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, includes Middlesex Hospital, a not-for-profit magnet hospital with 275 beds and 22 bassinets, and two Middlesex Health Cancer Center locations. It also features three emergency departments, three urgent care centers and an assisted living facility, along with many other programs and services. Middlesex Health’s network of primary care physicians, medical residents, medical and surgical specialists, and other employees work hard to meet the needs of the Middlesex County and Connecticut shoreline communities. Using innovative technology, Middlesex Health’s vision is to be the clear, first choice for medical care, and its mission is to provide the safest, highest-quality care and best experience possible.

Middlesex Health Pharmacy Department has 40 full-time staff members and provides 24-hour service. The pharmacy has automated drug distribution, computerized order entry and comprehensive intravenous admixture services to meet patients’ needs.

Learning Experiences

Core Rotations Include:

  • Orientation
  •  Pharmacy Service
  • Internal Medicine
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Critical Care
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pain Management
  • Pharmacy Management
  • Academia
  • Drug Information

  Elective Rotations (2 required):

  • Ambulatory Care II
  • Internal Medicine II
  • Anticoagulation
  • Pharmacy Informatics

Preceptors

Current PGY-1 Residents and Graduates

Graduates:

  • Conner Thrall, PharmD
    • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, MCPHS University, Boston, MA 2019
    • Clinical Interest: Ambulatory Care
    • Major Research Project: “Impact of a Pharmacist Led Pharmacogenomic Service in a Primary Care Setting”

Current Resident:

  • Diana Costa, PharmD
    • Education: University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy and Physician Assistant Studies
    • Clinical Interests: Oncology, Ambulatory Care, Transplant, Pediatrics
    • What attracted you to the USJ/MH PGY-1 residency program?: The USJ/MH residency program offers a variety of both inpatient and outpatient learning experiences that align with my interests and will help me to continue to grow professionally and gain the skills required to be an outstanding, well-rounded pharmacist. Having completed both my undergraduate and graduate studies at USJ, I know that the educational component of the residency will be of the highest quality and I am excited to work with the wonderful faculty and staff at USJ and MH. Additionally, as this is just the second year of the USJ/MH residency program, I am honored to be in the unique position to help to continue to build and shape its future.
    • What do you enjoy doing in your free time?: Hiking, baking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends

Contact Information:

John Moyher, PharmD
Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Clinical Coordinator
Middlesex Health Department of Pharmacy
28 Crescent St
Middletown, CT 06457
Office: 860-358-5949
Email: [email protected]

Lisa DeGennaro, PharmD, BCPS, CDE
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Coordinator, Post-Graduate Residency Program
University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy and Physician Assistant Studies
229 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Office: 860-231-5799
Email: [email protected]

Application Information:

  • The deadline to submit a program application is the first Friday of January.
  • Three letters of recommendation are required.
  • A letter of intent must be submitted.
  • Apply to the program through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).

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