Pharmacy Residency Program

residency

The purpose of the PGY1 Residency Program at Nuvance Health - Norwalk Hospital 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 PGY2 pharmacy residency training.

This is a 12 month post-graduate training program aimed at cultivating and bringing forth highly skilled pharmaceutical care providers. Training is built in collaboration with the resident based on his/her interests combining required and elective learning experiences. The resident will be an integral part of the medication use process. The residency will serve to help the resident develop an in-depth understanding of the clinical, distributive, and administrative aspects of pharmacy practice. Through a variety of learning experiences, each resident will gain confidence to effectively function as a member of a multi-disciplinary team. The program will also serve to develop and refine the resident’s writing, presentation, teaching, research, and leadership skills.

Learning Experiences:

The Nuvance Health - Norwalk Hospital PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program is a 12-month (July – June) post-graduate training program. The program consists of 6 core block, 5 longitudinal, 1 elective block learning experience of your choice. An optional Teaching and Learning Certificate Program is also available to you. 

Required Core Block Learning Experiences:

  • Orientation (4 weeks)
  • General Medicine (8 weeks)

  • Critical Care (6 weeks)

  • Emergency Medicine (6 weeks)

  • Oncology (6 weeks)

  • Leadership and Practice Management (4 weeks)

 

Required Longitudinal Learning Experiences:

  • Infectious Disease/Antimicrobial Stewardship (4 weeks: spread 1 day/week, 20 weeks)

  • Ambulatory Care Clinic (4 weeks: spread 1 day/week, 20 weeks)

  • Staffing (Sat and Sun Biweekly, 23 weekends, 2 holidays [1 major, 1 minor])

  • Research Project (Annual: spread across 1 residency year)

  • Quality Improvement Project (Semi-annual: spread across first 5 months of residency year)

 

Elective Block Learning Experiences:

  • Clinical Informatics (4 weeks)

  • 797/800 Regulatory (4 weeks)

 

Additional Residency Longitudinal Learning Experiences:

  • Optional University of Connecticut Teaching and Learning Certificate (Annual: spread across 1 residency year)

  • Competitive Stipend
  • Travel Reimbursement for professional meetings
  • BLS and ACLS Certifications
  • Paid Time Off
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Free Parking

How to Apply to WCHN-Norwalk Hospital PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program

Applications will be accepted through PhORCAS, the Web-based pharmacy residency application system.
Visit the PhORCAS site®

Number of Positions: 2

Application Requirements:

  • Applicants must be in enrolled in or is a graduate of an ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy
  • Applicants must be eligible for Connecticut licensure
  • Applicant must submit to PhORCAS by the specified deadline the following:
    • Formal letter of interest describing personal and professional goals as they relate to clinical pharmacy practice
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Transcript from an ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy 
    • Three letters of recommendation

Qualified applicants will be invited to complete an onsite interview in late January or throughout February. Candidates for our residency program are selected in conjunction with the ASHP Resident Matching Program (the "Match"). Our NMS code is 267713.

 

For additional information, call or email: 

Judy Huang PhD, PharmD, BCPS 
Program Director, WCHN-Norwalk Hospital PGY1 Pharmacy Residency 
Norwalk Hospital l Western Connecticut Health Network 
Department of Pharmacy
34 Maple St
Norwalk, CT 06850
203-852-3239  
judy.huang@nuvancehealth.org

 

Jennifer Agosto pharmacy resident

Jennifer Ann Agosto, PharmD
jennifer.agosto@nuvancehealth.org

Dr. Agosto is a graduate of the University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy and Physician Assistants, where she earned her PharmD degree in May 2020.  Prior to pharmacy school, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico in 2014.  Her professional interests include oncology, critical care, and emergency medicine.  Outside of pharmacy, family is most important to her. She enjoys visiting parks, reading, traveling, and making memories with her family.  She also enjoys hosting game nights and barbecues.

 

Eric Kwarteng pharmacy residentEric Kwarteng, PharmD
Eric.Kwarteng@nuvancehealth.org

Dr. Kwarteng is a graduate of the Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, where he earned his PharmD degree in 2017. After graduating, Dr. Kwarteng was employed as a staff pharmacist by CVS Health. Prior to pharmacy school, he earned his Bachelor's of Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, where he majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry. His current professional interests include oncology, emergency medicine, infectious disease, and cardiology. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Kwarteng enjoys spending time with his family, watching sports, and playing soccer.