Department of Pharmacy

Pharmacy Residency Programs Virtual Tour

Accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Montefiore-Einstein’s PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program furthers the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related patient care. We also offer a structured, 12-month PGY2 Infectious Diseases (ID) Pharmacy Residency Program, which aims to develop residents' skills in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy and clinical activities. 

Toshiba Morgan-Joseph, BS, PharmD, Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program, and Yi Guo, PharmD, BCIDP, Director, PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program


 

Why our programs could be right for you

Established in 1968, our PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program was the first pharmacy residency in New York City. Today, we are a culturally diverse department with more than 30 clinical pharmacists across numerous specialties, all of whom serve as mentors and guides to our residents. Residents of our PGY1 program are eligible and competent for board certification, and may go on to pursue PGY2 training. Many of our program alumni have gone on to successful careers in various disciplines of pharmacy practice.

Through a variety of clinical rotations and interactions with multidisciplinary healthcare teams, our PGY2 Infectious Diseases (ID) Pharmacy Residency Program provides advanced clinical, research and teaching experience in various aspects of infectious diseases. Upon completion of our training, residents are well-equipped to pursue careers as infectious diseases clinical specialists and obtain board certification in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy.

What sets Montefiore-Einstein apart

At Montefiore-Einstein, we are guided by a mission to heal, to teach, to discover and to advance the health of the communities we serve. Comprising 11 member hospitals and more than 200 specialty care sites, Montefiore Health System provides highly specialized, coordinated care for diverse populations in the New York region, across the country and globally.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, home to nearly 1,000 students in its MD, PhD and combined MD/PhD programs, is one of the nation’s preeminent centers for research, medical education and clinical investigation. Through the joint efforts of Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore-Einstein is able to advance research and accelerate discoveries, benefiting patients and ensuring access to state-of-the-art healthcare for all.  

  • Montefiore’s medical specialties ranked as top 1% in the nation by U.S. News and World Report
  • Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) recognized as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” by U.S. News and World Report
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine ranked a top 50 “Best Medical School for Research in the Country, 2020” by U.S. News and World Report 
  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Einstein $178M+ in research funding in 2019, placing Einstein 34th among 142 schools of medicine
  • 380+ NIH-funded grants awarded to Einstein
  • 700+ clinical trials 
Catherine C. Skae, MD, Vice President and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Graduate Medical Education at Montefiore-Einstein

Representing one of the top 10 largest medical and surgical training programs in the country, Montefiore Health System and our Albert Einstein College of Medicine provide postgraduate clinical training to more than 1,400 residents and fellows per year. Clinicians across Montefiore-Einstein’s numerous educational programs actively mentor and cultivate a new generation of healthcare leaders. 

Our mission to improve access and quality of care for our diverse community draws residents and fellows from top medical, dental and PA schools from around the world. We develop and expand programs designed to advance teamwork, communication and decision-making, and our progressive focus on comprehensive care provides an ideal training ground for our residents and fellows.

To make the process of working and training at Montefiore-Einstein more seamless, we offer a variety of services for our house staff, physician assistants and interns, including assistance with credentialing and orientation, institutional resources, visas, contracts, HR documents, payroll, notary services and specialty training and certifications. 

Montefiore-Einstein by the numbers

7.7 million+

patient interactions annually  

1.1 million+

patients annually, representing the largest network in the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley

200+

specialty care locations, with more coming soon

40,000+

employees

111 East 210th Street, Bronx, NY

Moses Campus

Home to notable programs and our Centers of Excellence

Ranked among the top hospitals regionally and nationally by U.S. News & World Report, Montefiore is a renowned academic medical center and university hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Montefiore-Einstein is recognized for clinical excellence and for breaking new ground in research, training the next generation of healthcare leaders and delivering science-driven, patient-centered care. The Department of Pharmacy is dedicated to the delivery of safe and effective pharmacotherapy focused on achieving positive patient outcomes.

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Moses Campus

Over the course of their training at Moses Campus, residents serve as integral members of the multidisciplinary team. During PGY1 rotations, residents work in tandem with the clinical pharmacy teams to provide essential pharmacotherapy services to a diverse patient population. Residents also have opportunities to rotate with our transplant, infectious diseases, critical care, family medicine and oncology clinical teams. 

PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency at Moses Campus

While training at Moses Campus, PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residents develop clinical expertise across medical, surgical, and immunocompromised patient populations, including the care of solid organ transplant recipients and hematology-oncology and stem cell transplant patients. During a microbiology lab rotation, residents work with experts from the Clinical & Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI), where they gain insight into the latest technology, methods of identification, and susceptibility testing to assist antimicrobial stewardship interventions and optimize individualized antimicrobial pharmacotherapy. Residents also gain administrative experience through participating in the Antibiotic Subcommittee and our institution-wide Antimicrobial Stewardship Program.
 

A key element to any patient’s response to care is their social determinants of health. Residents take this into consideration, providing meaningful and relevant insight in the care of our patients at Montefiore-Einstein.

Mark J. Sinnett, PharmD, FASHP

Director, Clinical and Educational Pharmacy Services

1825 Eastchester Road, Bronx, NY

Jack D. Weiler Hospital, Einstein Campus

An academic hospital adjacent to our Albert Einstein College of Medicine

As part of our program, residents absorb the Department of Pharmacy’s core values: excellence in pharmacy practice, clinical research, and education; continuous quality improvement and innovation; open collaboration and communication; and individualized and population health–based care. 

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Jack D. Weiler Hospital

While training at Weiler Hospital, residents serve as integral members of the multidisciplinary team. During PGY1 rotations, residents work in tandem with our clinical pharmacy teams to provide essential pharmacotherapy services to a diverse patient population. Residents also have the opportunity to rotate with our neonatology, infectious diseases, critical care, perioperative services and cardiology clinical teams.
 

PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency at Jack D. Weiler Hospital

At Weiler Hospital, PGY2 Infectious Disease Pharmacy Residents use state-of-the-art clinical surveillance tools to perform therapeutic drug monitoring and antimicrobial stewardship interventions. Residents also engage in research and performance improvement projects as part of their longitudinal learning experiences.

As a former resident, being able to serve as a preceptor myself and train future clinical pharmacists is the best gift that my training could have given me.

Emily Messing, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Informatics

600 East 233rd Street, Bronx, NY

Wakefield Campus

Offering patients a range of programs and specialty services

The clinical pharmacy managers at Wakefield Campus provide perioperative services to our surgery and anesthesia teams. Located on our Wakefield Campus, the Montefiore-Einstein Joint Replacement Center is one of eight facilities in New York State to obtain Joint Commission Advanced Certification for Total Hip Total Knee Replacement.

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Wakefield Campus

The Department of Pharmacy’s recently established Centers of Pharmacotherapy Research and Quality (CPRQ) is committed to providing evidenced-based care to its patients, ensuring safe and effective medication use. While at Wakefield Campus, where the Director of CPRQ is based, PGY1 residents benefit from the program’s rigorous longitudinal research, which includes performance improvement projects and focused outcomes research.

PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency at Wakefield Campus

While training at Wakefield campus, PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residents deliver high-quality care to improve antimicrobial use and patient outcomes, including prior authorizations, prospective audits and feedback, pharmacodynamic dose optimization and medical provider education. Residents also develop their teaching skills in precepting PGY1 residents and pharmacy students, lead case-based clinical discussions and develop further competency in the critical evaluation of literature.
 

Our department possesses a unique culture of collegiality and teamwork. Montefiore-Einstein is an institution where residents develop a collaborative desire to learn and mutually achieve a top-quality postgraduate experience.

Keith Veltri, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Family Medicine

3415 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx, NY

Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Moses Campus

A premier academic children’s hospital

Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) is a nationally recognized acute care children’s teaching hospital located in the Bronx. For the last thirteen years in a row, CHAM has been ranked among the best in pediatric cancer, neonatology, nephrology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery and neurology and neurosurgery. Our interdisciplinary pediatric pharmacy team includes clinical pharmacy managers in critical care, infectious diseases and neonatology. Working together, we optimize pharmacotherapy and patient outcomes.

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at CHAM

As part of their training, PGY1 Pharmacy Residents assist CHAM’s clinical pharmacy managers in developing innovative medication protocols which optimize patient therapy. 

PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency at CHAM

While training at CHAM, our PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residents gain experience in the treatment of a range of infections and develop a deep understanding of pediatrics, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.


 

A world-renowned PGY1 Pharmacy faculty

Toshiba Morgan-Joseph, BS, PharmD

Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program
Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Mark J. Sinnett, PharmD, FASHP

Director, Clinical and Educational Pharmacy Services

Pavel Goriacko, PharmD, MPH, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Research and Quality Analytics

Angela Cheng-Lai, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Cardiology
Associate Professor, Cardiology

Harshal Shukla, PharmD, BCPS, DPLA

Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Surgical Services and Anesthesiology

Christina Ng-Lim, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Ambulatory Care

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Curriculum

Our PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program accepts four residents annually, and consists of a six-week general orientation followed by ten months of learning experiences. Residents have the opportunity to experience six of the seven following rotations: practice management, infectious diseases, family medicine, cardiology, critical care, ambulatory care and solid organ transplantation. To provide our residents with a well-rounded clinical experience, we also offer a variety of elective rotations in academia, perioperative services, geriatrics, informatics, managed care, medication safety, oncology, general pediatrics, pediatric critical care and neonatal intensive critical care. 

A world-renowned PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy faculty

Yi Guo, PharmD, BCIDP

Director, PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program
Co-Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Clinical Pharmacy Manager of Infectious Diseases
Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases

Priya Nori, MD

Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program
Medical Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP)
Medical Director, Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) Program
Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases
Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery

Mark J. Sinnett, PharmD, FASHP

Director, Clinical and Educational Pharmacy Services

Hongkai (Jack) Bao, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Infectious Diseases, Wakefield Campus

Victor Chen, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP

Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Infectious Diseases, Einstein Campus

Philip Lee, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Lauren Allen, PharmD

PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Resident

PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Curriculum

PGY2 residents develop broad knowledge and skills in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy by participating in Montefiore-Einstein’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and through clinical experiences with our infectious diseases consult services. PGY2 residents have the opportunity to engage in research and performance improvement projects, where they develop skills in adhering to a research timeline, creating an appropriate study design and methodology, completing data collection and analysis and publishing research findings. Our curriculum also allows residents to enhance their practice management, leadership and teaching skills.

Residency coursework

Our PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency curriculum is designed according to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (NYCSHP) standards and aligns with the content of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties exam in infectious diseases. Coursework includes:

Core Rotational Experiences

  • General Adult Infectious Diseases I & II 8 weeks
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship I & II 8 weeks
  • Adult Immunocompromised Host 4 weeks
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease 4 weeks
  • Clinical Microbiology Laboratory 3 weeks
  • Infection Prevention 2 weeks

Elective Learning Experiences 

  • Critical Care 4 weeks
  • Hematology/Oncology 4 weeks
  • Heart/Lung Transplant 4 weeks
  • Kidney/Liver Transplant 4 weeks
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases II 4 weeks

Ambulatory Care Experiences (Longitudinal)

  • HIV/AIDS Ambulatory Care Clinic

Longitudinal Learning Experiences/Responsibilities

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship on-call
  • PK/PD Consult Service (i.e., Vancomycin AUC dosing and monitoring)
  • Antibiotic Subcommittees, Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee, P&T Committee
  • Research
  • Performance Improvement Project 
  • Educational/Teaching Activities (e.g., precepting PGY-1 residents and/or pharmacy students)

Concentrated Experiences

  • Antimicrobial Use and Resistant NHSN Reporting
  • Antibiogram Development
  • Preparing Research Manuscripts, Opportunities for Publication
  • National and Local Conferences (e.g., IDWeek, NYSCHP Annual Assembly)

Montefiore-Einstein provides me the opportunity to continue to develop as a specialist in infectious diseases.

Lauren Allen, PharmD

PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Resident

An unmatched diversity of experience

As a premier academic medical center serving the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley, Montefiore-Einstein offers its postgraduate trainees comprehensive exposure to a broad diversity of patients and pathologies. The diverse range of experience available prepares our postgraduate trainees for future careers in their chosen field, be it in the research or clinical and/or non-clinical setting.

Within a very diverse and challenging patient population, we see a range of infections that require a deep understanding of pediatrics, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.

Philip Lee, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Hear from our residents

As one of the top 10 largest medical and surgical training programs in the country, Montefiore-Einstein provides postgraduate clinical training to more than 1,400 residents across 106 accredited residency and fellowship programs. Here, our postgraduate trainees share their own first-hand experiences.


 

PGY1 Pharmacy faculty and scientists at the forefront of research

PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy faculty and scientists at the forefront of research

PGY2 ID Pharmacy Residents have an extremely rich and diverse training experience covering all important areas of ID: general ID, HIV, hepatitis, transplant, AMR and, of course, pandemic preparedness and experimental drug use.

Priya Nori, MD

Medical Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) and Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) Program

Live and work close to the best of everything

The Bronx, New York City’s northernmost borough, is a culturally rich neighborhood placed at the intersection of Manhattan and its surrounding regions. Our postgraduate trainees typically live in hospital housing or off-site in nearby Riverdale, Lower Westchester or Manhattan, and have access to an unmatched diversity of experiences beyond the program itself. 

In the Bronx, with its ample parks and gardens, you’ll learn first-hand why it’s known as “the City’s Greenest Borough.” The neighborhood offers plenty of local food, art, sports and culture, and is just a subway ride away from Manhattan’s famed theaters, museums and attractions. 

As a resident of the Tri-State region, you’ll have unmatched access to the city’s cultural offerings, not to mention the bounty of outdoor excursions that are available just beyond. Day-trips and weekend excursions to the Hudson Valley, Catskills, Long Island or New Jersey provide ample opportunities for swimming, hiking, biking, skiing and other seasonal activities. 

Drag map or zoom to explore things to do in the Bronx, Manhattan and beyond. 

Residency Application Information

We’re seeking residents who will shape the future of healthcare.

If you would like to apply to become a PGY1 Pharmacy Resident at Montefiore-Einstein, applications must be submitted through PhORCAS by January 1, 2021, and include the following materials:

  • All official college transcripts
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation submitted through PhORCAS
  • A personal statement that describes your goals and interests, your motivation for completing a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and why you want to take part in Montefiore Health System

If you would like to apply to become a PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Resident at Montefiore-Einstein, applications must be submitted through PhORCAS by January 7, 2021, and include the following materials:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of intent (two-page maximum)
  • Official copy of college transcript from college of pharmacy
  • Three letters of recommendation, with at least one written by the PGY-1 Residency Director or preceptor

Once application requirements are received and reviewed, the PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency applicant will be considered for an on-site interview. The applicant will be required to complete a patient case write-up and a 30-minute platform PowerPoint presentation during the interview process.

Montefiore-Einstein recognizes that having a diverse and inclusive institution is critical to success, and we reaffirm our fervent commitment to fostering a culture in which diversity is a central tenet.

Have questions? Get in touch.

Toshiba Morgan-Joseph, BS, PharmD
Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program
tmorgan@montefiore.org

Yi Guo, PharmD, BCIDP
Director, PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program
yiguo@montefiore.org

Learn more about the Montefiore-Einstein Department of Pharmacy