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Pharmacy Residency

Lawrence + Memorial Hospital is home to a PGY-1 hospital pharmacy practice residency.

The Pharmacy Department serves the hospital as well as Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center in Waterford, Pequot Health Center in Groton and Westerly Hospital in Westerly, RI.  It provides inpatient services (internal medicine, critical care medicine, emergency medicine, general and orthopedic surgeries, cardiac, pediatric, rehab, psychiatric, stroke and obstetrics) and outpatient services (anticoagulation clinic, infusion therapies and surgeries).

Residents serve as co-preceptors for PharmD students from the University of Connecticut, University of Rhode Island, University of Saint Joseph, and Western New England College of Pharmacy. Residents participate in numerous teaching and learning opportunities, including didactic lectures, advanced cardiac life support, and a teaching certificate. They engage in local and health system committees, along with multiple, high-impact clinical, financial and operational projects.

The pharmacy residency requires pharmacist licensure or eligibility for licensure for both Connecticut and Rhode Island.

PGY-1 Pharmacy Program


The PGY1 pharmacy residency program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) 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 (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Employment and Benefits

Number of PGY-1 Positions: 3
Total Pharmacist at LMH: 25
Start Date: July 1
Application Deadline: Jan. 10, unless otherwise noted
Estimated Stipend: $45,000
Benefits: Health insurance, 14 days paid vacation/time off, educational travel stipend, modern office space, personal computer
Required Conferences: ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Eastern States Residency Conference
Director of Pharmacy: Mark Rogers, PharmD, MBA, CDOE

Residency Structure

Residency time will be generally structured as follows: 

Orientation / Training 4 weeks
Residency Learning Experiences 44 weeks
Conferences 1 week
Interviews / Time Off  14 days
Required Rotations
Administration & Leadership 4 weeks
Ambulatory Care 4 weeks
Critical Care 4 weeks
Emergency Medicine 4 weeks
General Medicine  4 weeks 
Infectious Disease  4 weeks  
Transitions of Care 4 weeks  
Elective Rotations (10 weeks total)
Rotation at other Yale New Haven Health hospitals (up to 8 weeks throughout the residency year)
Academia 2 weeks
Cardiology 4 weeks
Oncology 4 weeks
Pediatrics 4 weeks
Perioperative Surgery 2-4 weeks
Psychiatry 4 weeks
Sterile Products 2 weeks
Repeat of any required or elective rotation, as available, with RPD approval

Teaching/Learning Opportunities

  • Education: provide education to patients, health care providers and the pharmacy department
  • Precepting: apply the four preceptor roles when interacting with pharmacy students on rotations
  • Teaching Certificate Program: opportunity to develop preceptor teaching skills and graduate with a teaching certificate.
  • ACLS certification


  • One major holiday (Christmas, Thanksgiving or New Year’s)
  • Minor holidays (Martin Luther King Jr Day, Memorial Day, Good Friday, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day) – 2 out of 5
  • Every third weekend
  • Staffing (4 weeks)

Any shift may be filled at discretion of Residency Program Director

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Longitudinal project and research/cost management project that involves identification of a need, development of a plan and implementation and assessment of changes to improve patient care
  • Poster presentation at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Platform presentation at the Eastern States Residency Conference in April
  • Formal Drug Monograph and Medication Use Evaluation with recommendations and presentation to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Facilitate Discharge Medication Reconciliation/Patient Counseling
  • Medication safety

PGY1 Requirements for Graduation:

  1. Educational checklist complete
    • Pharmacy Grand Rounds
    • Clinical Case Conference
    • In-service (at least 2 to 2 different audiences)
    • Community Service (2)
    • Landmark Journal Club
    • Monograph, Policy or Guideline
    • Medication Use Evaluation
    • Manuscript (see below)
  2. Portfolio complete (completed documents for each checklist item uploaded to resident portfolio)
  3. Longitudinal project completed 
  4. Poster presentation at a meeting such as Midyear Meeting and a platform presentation at a meeting such as ESRC
  5. Achieved at least 80% of ASHP residency objectives (Preceptor marked as "achieved" on at least two occasions or other documentation demonstrating achievement of the objective as evaluated by the RPC/RPD)
  6. Manuscript suitable for publication (Complete manuscript incorporating at least two rounds of preceptor feedback)
  7. Compliant with all pharmacist mandatory requirements (e.g. current pharmacist license in good standing on file, completion of all mandatory training)

The learning experiences will include a series of learning activities designed to expose the resident to many facets of pharmacy practice with guidance from the preceptor.  An individual resident plan and calendar will be developed for each resident.

This residency site agrees that no person at this site will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant.



Contact Us

Michelle Kelley, PharmD
Manager, Clinical Pharmacy Services
Director, PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program
Lawrence + Memorial Hospital
Westerly Hospital
[email protected]

Lorna Carrasquillo Rodriguez, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist
Coordinator, PGY-1 Residency Program
Lawrence + Memorial Hospital
[email protected]