Residency Program

Pharmacy - PGY1

Rochester General Hospital

Pharmacy PGY1 Residency - Rochester General Hospital

Director’s Letter

Thank you for your interest in the PGY-1 pharmacy residency program at Rochester General Hospital.

The program offers a broad range of rotations for a well-rounded experience. Our residency preceptors bring over 200 years of combined specialized clinical and research expertise facilitating a deeper understanding of concepts and practices. These preceptors work closely with the resident to help them achieve professional growth throughout their residency. Residents will be challenged to advance their clinical knowledge, critical thinking, and lifelong learning skills with the goal of transitioning into a competent, independent clinical pharmacist focused on patient-centered care.

Here at Rochester General Hospital, teamwork and a passion for learning are highly valued. Through a multidisciplinary approach, residents are able to gain invaluable experience interacting with physicians and other healthcare professionals to deliver high-quality medical care within a diverse patient population. Please take a moment to review our website to learn more information about our program and our team. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

Beth Sutton Burke, Pharm.D., BCACP, CDCES, BC-ADM
Program Director

Curriculum

Required Rotations

Anticoagulation Stewardship
Antimicrobial Stewardship/ID
Critical Care
Staffing Core
Pharmacy Administration
Ambulatory Care
Internal Medicine & Surgery
Orientation

Longitudinal Rotations

Pharmacokinetic Boot Camp
Staffing Longitudinal
Teaching Certificate (optional)
Research Projects (2)
Pharmacy Management Topic Discussions Group
Precepting
Presentation Skills

Elective Rotations (Pick 3)

Advanced Critical Care
Advanced Antimicrobial Stewardship/ID
Advanced Pharmacy Administration
Cardiology Inpatient
Cardiology Outpatient
Emergency Medicine
Geriatrics
Hematology-Oncology
Pediatrics
Specialty Pharmacy

How to Apply

The Rochester General Hospital Department of Pharmacy’s residency program utilizes ASHP PhORCAS for applications.

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Application deadline: January 4, 2023

Beth Sutton Burke, Pharm.D., BCACP, CDCES, BC-ADM
Residency Director
Beth.SuttonBurke@rochesterregional.org

We Require:

  • Graduate or candidate for graduation from an ACPE accredited pharmacy program (or one in process of pursuing accreditation)
  • New York State pharmacy intern permit or eligible for intern permit
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in New York State
  • United States citizen, permanent resident visa or eligibility for a non-immigrant visa that allows work or training in the United States. We are unable to sponsor a H-1B visa due to time constraints with the match process.

Recruitment Events

We will be hosting several recruitment nights this fall. Please contact us or check back later for the event details. Interviews will be held in-person for candidates who live in Western New York, or a virtual option will be offered for candidates living outside the area.

Benefits & Compensation

The following is a list of benefits granted to all residents at no charge.

Vacation

2 weeks of paid vacation per year

Medical Insurance

Opportunity to join one of two comprehensive medical insurance plans

Term Life Insurance

$10,000 employer paid coverage with option to purchase added coverage up to 4 times annual salary.

Plan for Short-term Disability

Residents are entitled to up to six months of pay in the event of any disability, compensated at 60% of the resident stipend.

Long-term Disability

Option to purchase 50-67% of pay coverage

Retirement Program

Option to enroll in tax-deferred annuity plan.

Dental Plan

Option to purchase one of two plans available

Travel Stipend (Program Based)

For attending two professional meetings (one national, one regional)

Salaries are paid on a bi-weekly basis. The current annual salary is:

$47,500

PGY-1

Why Rochester?

The Greater Rochester area, in the Finger Lakes region of New York, is a truly unique place to live and work. Rochester’s urban arts, entertainment and dining venues are complemented by surrounding suburban, rural and lakefront communities. This results in a wealth of options for work and play.

Preceptors

Beth Sutton Burke, Pharm.D., BCACP, CDCES, BC-ADM

Residency Program Director
Clinical Pharmacy Manager

Additional Information

Education and Training: Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

PGY-1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency at University of Rochester Medical Center

PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY.

Practice Area: Pharmacy Administration

Residency Preceptor for: Teaching and Learning Certificate, Pharmacy Leadership Longitudinal

Email: Elizabeth.SuttonBurke@rochesterregional.org

Christine Hamby, BS, Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Internal Medicine and Residency Coordinator

Additional Information

Education and Training: B.S. Pharmacy from University of Kansas, Lawrence KS.

Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI.

Pharmacy Practice Residency from St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit MI.

Current Practice Area: Internal Medicine

Email: christine.hamby@rochesterregional.org

Taylor Rider, Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist Specialist for Surgery & Residency Coordinator

Additional Information

Education and Training: Doctor of Pharmacy from St. John Fisher Wegman’s School of Pharmacy, Rochester, NY.

PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Rochester General Hospital, Rochester NY.

Practice Area: Surgery and Medicine

Residency Preceptor For: Medicine/Surgery core rotation and Staffing core rotation

Email: taylor.rider@rochesterregional.org

Casey Wilbert, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

Director of Pharmacy

Additional Information

Education and training: Doctor of Pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
PGY1 Residency – Johnson City Medical Center, Johnson City, TN
Master’s in Business Administration – East Tennessee State University
 
Practice area: Pharmacy administration
Practice Site: Rochester General Hospital
 

Nabila Ahmed-Sarwar, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP, CDCES, BC-ADM

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher University & Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Ambulatory Care

Additional Information

Education and Training:  Doctor of Pharmacy, Midwestern University- Chicago College of Pharmacy, Downers Grove, IL
B.S. Pharm., Midwestern University-Chicago College of Pharmacy, Downers Grove, IL
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency with Emphasis in Family Medicine – Forest Park Hospital, Family Medicine/St. Louis College of Pharmacy – St. Louis, MO
Practice Area: Ambulatory Care
Email: Nabila.Ahmed-Sarwar@rochesterregional.org

John Cao, Pharm.D, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist: Infectious Diseases

Additional Information

Education & Training: Education and training: Doctor of Pharmacy from Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY. c

PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Maimonides Medical Center and PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency at NYU Langone Health, New York, NY.

Current Practice Area – Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infectious Diseases

Residency Preceptor for Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Diseases core rotation and advanced elective rotation

Email: john.cao@rochesterregional.org

Greg Clark, BS, Pharm.D., BCOP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Oncology

Additional Information

Education and Training: BS Pharmacy SUNY at Buffalo,

Pharm.D.University at Florida.

Practice Area: Oncology Department

Residency Preceptor for oncology elective rotation.


Email: 
greg.clark@rochesterregional.org

Domenique Ciriello, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist

Additional Information

Education and Training: Doctor of Pharmacy from St. John Fisher College, Rochester NY

PGY1 Pharmacy and PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency at Buffalo General Medical Center, Buffalo NY

Residency Preceptor for: Staffing core

Email: domenique.ciriello@rochesterregional.org

Alex DeLucenay, MA, PharmD, BCACP​

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, St. John Fisher University

Additional Information

Education and Training: BS biology from St John Fisher College. Doctor of Pharmacy from Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher CollegePGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency in the Ambulatory Care Setting from Mission Hospitals and Mountain Area Health Education Center, Asheville, NC

Practice Area: Ambulatory Care

Current Practice Area: Ambulatory Care/Academia
Residency Preceptor for Ambulatory care.

Email: alexander.delucenay@rochesterregional.org

Mindee S. Hite, Pharm.D.

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Critical Care

Additional Information

Education and Training: Doctor of Pharmacy from Duquesne University

Critical Care Residency at Allegheny General Hospital and an Advanced Critical Care Residency at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center

Practice Area: Medical Critical Care

Residency Preceptor for Advanced Critical Care elective and longitudinal pharmacokinetic boot camp

Email: mindee.hite@rochesterregional.org

Justin Jopson, Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Pediatrics

Additional Information

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy Wegman’s School of Pharmacy, St John Fisher college.

Current Practice Area – Pediatrics

Residency preceptor for core and longitudinal staffing rotation, and preceptor for pediatric elective.

Email:justin.jopson@rochesterregional.org

Sarah Leverett, Pharm.D.

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Hematology/Oncology

Additional Information

Education and Training: Doctor of Pharmacy at University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA

PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency at University of California – San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA

Practice Area: Bone Marrow Transplant, Cellular Therapy, Malignant Hematology

Residency Preceptor for: Malignant Hematology/Bone Marrow Transplant elective rotation

Email: Sarah.Leverett@rochesterregional.org

Elizabeth Marvin, Pharm.D

Clinical Pharmacist, Rochester General Hospital

Additional Information

Education and Training:  Doctor of Pharmacy from the Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY
Practice Area:  Inpatient Pharmacy
Residency Preceptor for: Core Staffing
Email:  Elizabeth.marvin@rochesterregional.org

Pat McCabe, PharmD, MBA, BCACP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Cardiology

Additional Information

Education and Training: BS biology, St John Fisher College, Rochester NY

Doctor of Pharmacy, Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St John Fisher College, Rochester NY

Masters of Business Administration from St John Fisher College, Rochester NY

PGY1 Community Pharmacy Practice – Middleport Family Health Center/University at Buffalo NY

PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice Residency – St John Fisher College and Rochester Regional Health, Rochester NY

Practice Area: Cardiology
Residency Preceptor for Cardiology

Email: patrick.mccabe@rochesterregional.org

Morgan McCarthy, Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist- Emergency Medicine

Additional Information

Education & Training: Doctor of Pharmacy from D’Youville School of Pharmacy.

PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo

Current Practice Area – Emergency Medicine

Residency preceptor for elective Emergency Medicine rotation

Email: morgan.mccarthy@rochesterregional.org

Lisanne McMullen, Pharm.D., BCCCP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Cardiology

Additional Information

Education and Training: Doctor of Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH

PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Mercy Medical Center, Canton, OH

PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.

Practice Area: Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit

Residency Preceptor for: Cardiovascular ICU elective rotation

Email: Lisanne.McMullen@rochesterregional.org

Joseph Palumbo, Pharm.D., BCCCP

Clinical Pharmacist Specialist- Emergency Medicine and Assistant Director of Pharmacy

Additional Information

Education & Training:  Doctor of Pharmacy from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Buffalo NY.  PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice residency at Buffalo General Hospital and PGY-2 Critical Care residency at Buffalo General Hospital

Current Practice Area – Emergency Medicine

Residency preceptor for elective emergency medicine rotation

Email: joseph.palumbo@rochesterregional.org

Karlee Platts, Pharm.D., BCACP

Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist – GRIPA

Additional Information

Education and Training: BS Biology from St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY
Doctor of Pharmacy from the Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY
PGY1 Community Pharmacy Resident – University of Rochester Medical Center/Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY
PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice Residency – St. John Fisher College and Rochester Regional Health, Rochester, NY

Practice Area: Ambulatory Care
Residency Preceptor for GRIPA
Email: karlee.platts@rochesterregional.org

Kevin M. Silinskie, Pharm.D.

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Critical Care

Additional Information

Education and Training: Doctor of Pharmacy from Wilkes University. Pharmacy Practice Residency

(PGY1) at Allegheny General Hospital and a Critical Care specialty residency

(PGY2) at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.

Practice Area – Surgical & Cardiothoracic Critical Care.

Residency Preceptor for Critical Care

Email: kevin.silinskie@rochesterregional.org

Thomas A. Sorrento RPh, BCGP

Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist – Geriatrics

Additional Information

Education and Training: Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Pharmacy, May 1982.

Practice Area: Ambulatory Care Management/Geriatrics

Residency Preceptor for Ambulatory Care, Geriatrics elective

Email: tom.sorrento@rochesterregional.org

Sean Stainton, Pharm.D.

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Diseases

Additional Information

Education and Training: Doctor of Pharmacy from St. John Fisher Wegman’s School of Pharmacy, Rochester, NY.

Fellowship: Antibiotic Pre-clinical Development at the Center for Anti-infective Research and Development at Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT.

Practice Area: Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Disease

Email: sean.stainton@rochesterregional.org

Casey Utter Slevinski, Pharm.D., CSP

Lead Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Additional Information

Education and Training: Doctor of Pharmacy from St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY

Practice Area: Specialty Pharmacy

Residency Preceptor for: Specialty Pharmacy elective rotation

Email: cslevinksi@trellisrx.com

Maura Wychowski, Pharm.D., BCPS, CACP

Clinical Pharmacist Specialist – Anticoagulation

Additional Information

Education and Training: Doctor of Pharmacy from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Buffalo NY.

PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Kaleida Health – Buffalo General Medical Center.

Current Practice Area: Anticoagulation Stewardship

Residency preceptor for Anticoagulation Stewardship.

Email: maura.wychowski@rochesterregional.org

About the Program

The Rochester General Hospital Department of Pharmacy PGY-1 residency is a 12 month full time program building on the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education. Our mission is to prepare thoroughly competent, independent pharmacists through patient-centered practice in a high acuity hospital. By developing fundamental skills, including clinical problem-solving, self-evaluation, and interdisciplinary communication, the Program aims to bring forth future leaders in the profession of pharmacy.

Rochester General Hospital Pharmacy residents learn in a setting that embraces teamwork – both within the department and throughout the hospital. In our program, residents receive training in essential elements that allow them to become key members of a comprehensive health care team. These elements include:

  • Managing and improving the medication-use process
  • Providing evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management with interdisciplinary teams
  • Exercising leadership and practice management skills
  • Demonstrating project management skills
  • Providing medication and practice-related education and training
  • Utilizing medical informatics

Rochester General Hospital Department of Pharmacy

Our department has a 797 compliant IV admixture room and uses medication dispensing stations throughout the hospital which are fully integrated into the hospital’s electronic medication system. Enhanced clinical pharmacy services are provided in internal medicine / surgery, antimicrobial stewardship, critical care and anticoagulation.

Accreditation

The Rochester General Hospital PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency is accredited with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Learn More

The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program PowerPoint and Digital Brochure offer further information about the program.

Our Purpose

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Pharm.D. education and outcomes to contribute to the development of a clinical pharmacist 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.

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