The PGY-2 residency in pharmacy informatics is a one-year program. The residency draws on the clinical foundation of the entering resident, including general competencies for managing medication use systems and the support of optimal medication therapy outcomes. The program offers training in all aspects of the electronic medical record (EMR), computerized physician order entry (CPOE), clinical decision support, pharmacy automation, clinical automation, data protection, and other standards and best practices in the healthcare environment. The resident is expected to design and complete a research project and deliver formal education to a variety of health-care professionals. Fringe benefits include 10 vacation days, 5 personal days, health insurance, uniforms, and travel allowance for two meetings. Requirements for acceptance include: PharmD degree, college transcripts, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, letter of intent, eligibility for New York State licensure, and on-site interview.
New York Methodist Hospital is a 651 bed voluntary, acute-care teaching facility whose main campus is located in the historic brownstone neighborhood of Park Slope, Brooklyn. The Department of Pharmacy staffed by 70 professional and support personnel is responsible for more than 4 million doses of medication dispensed each year. Continuous service is provided 24 hours a day via the central pharmacy, the IV preparation room and the critical care satellite. The Pharmacy has embraced the latest technology: among the innovations in the department are a dispensing robot and a delivery robot, computerized physician order entry system, and bar code technology, all of which have enhanced clinical services within the Hospital.