PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program

PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program

The Elliot Health System, located in Manchester, New Hampshire, is comprised of the Elliot Hospital (a 296-bed acute care facility) in addition to an extensive outpatient network. This outpatient network offers pharmacy residents ambulatory care opportunities and includes a number of pediatric and family practice offices, in addition to various specialty clinics, including geriatrics, cardiology, and endocrinology. The Elliot’s PGY-1 pharmacy residency program began in 2008 and currently offers two PGY-1 resident positions. 

The purpose of a PGY-1 pharmacy residency program per the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 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 (PGY-2) pharmacy residency training.

The PGY-1 pharmacy residency program at Elliot Health System is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). The program is affiliated with Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) in Manchester.

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Elliot Health System will prepare pharmacists with the clinical skillset and confidence necessary to be a clinical pharmacy practitioner in either the hospital setting or in ambulatory care. Residents completing this program will be able to pursue any of the following positions:

  • PGY-2 specialty residency
  • Clinical pharmacist position
  • Adjunct faculty position

In order to provide the best learning environment possible for the resident, the Elliot Health System Pharmacy Department will ensure that:

  • There are adequate pharmacist role models for residents who practice routinely in the area for which they precept.
  • Preceptors have committed themselves to teaching the resident using direct instruction, modeling, coaching and facilitating.
  • An adequate practice model environment exists for the learning experience.

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We offer multiple teaching opportunities including precepting students, optional lecture and a teaching certificate program.

Precepting Students

Residents will have the opportunity to precept pharmacy students. Elliot Hospital works with a number of area pharmacy schools.

Optional Lecture

Residents will have the opportunity to lecture at MCPHS Manchester.

Teaching Certificate Program

During the course of the residency year, the residents may participate in a teaching certificate program.

Educational Opportunities for Residents

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Schwartz Rounds
  • Grand Rounds

Upcoming Residency Showcases

The following are upcoming residency showcases with Elliot pharmacy representation:

University of New England (UNE) Residency Showcase
annually in October

New England Regional Residency/Fellowship Showcase
annually in October

Residency Showcase at ASHP’s Midyear Clinical Meeting
annually in December

Living and Working in Southern New Hampshire

Living and Working in Southern New Hampshire

Southern New Hampshire is an economically strong region with a low cost of living, including no state sales or income tax, outstanding schools, and safe and vibrant communities to raise a family. We are located less than one hour from Boston, the Seacoast and the White Mountains. The area is not only known for the premier medical and clinical excellence available, but vast recreational opportunities for every lifestyle.

For more information about the Elliot, visit our About Us page.

For more information

Please contact the PGY-1 Residency Program Director, Laura Truhlar, Pharm.D., BCCCP