Prepare for a Career in Pharmacy
The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program is an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 training program with the primary goal of preparing residents to become excellent pharmacy practitioners, educators, researchers, and leaders. Our educational experiences focus on acute inpatient care with optional experiences in ambulatory care environments. The program is designed to provide the resident with a sound foundation in acute care pharmacy practice with the opportunity to individualize their learning experiences to their educational needs.
As a 766-bed teaching hospital and medical college with biomedical research facilities, our mission is to care for patients of all ages with a broad range of health conditions. Albany Medical Center, a member of the Albany Med Health System, serves more than three million people in 25 counties of eastern New York and western New England. Albany Medical Center is the only teaching hospital linked to a medical school in New York’s Capital Region and the hospital of choice for over 34,000 admitted patients each year. Patients rely on us for unique programs including a Level 1 Trauma Center, an accredited stroke center, a 125-bed children’s hospital, and the region’s most sophisticated Emergency Department and only Pediatric Emergency Department.
The highly automated Department of Pharmacy has a staff of over 100 pharmacists, technicians and support personnel. Residency preceptors are highly experienced pharmacists from the Albany Medical Center's staff or the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences faculty practicing at Albany Medical Center facilities.
About the Albany Med Health System
Albany Medical Center, the anchor of the Albany Med Health System, is one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York State offering a wide range of outstanding clinical care – from routine preventative care to sophisticated cancer and surgical care to life-saving emergency medicine – while teaching the next generation of medical providers and advancing critical biomedical research.
Living in the Capital Region
Albany is a great place to live, learn and work. It is the center of a region known for its robust economy, arts and culture, colleges and universities and recreational opportunities.
As a resident or fellow of Albany Medical Center, there are many resources available to you to help manage the demands of being a physician. Our goal is to promote work-life balance and overall wellness by advocating for you and providing you with the tools to reduce burnout, depression, and other stressors you may encounter during your training.