Class of 2022 Waterbury Hospital Pharmacy Residents Announced
(Pictured L to R): Gary Thompson, critical care pharmacist and PGY1 pharmacy residency program director and preceptor for the critical care rotation, with this year’s residents Connor Walker, Brian Buttaggi, and Hani Hamid.
Waterbury Hospital has offered a Pharmacy Residency program for almost 13 years. This is a one-year pharmacy practice residency focused on different aspect of hospital pharmacy.
Residents, who are registered pharmacists, rotate through different areas including clinical sites, operations, information technology and demonstration. The program prepares them for a role within an acute care facility.
Waterbury Hospital’s post-graduate year one (PGY-1) Pharmacy Residency Program has been accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) since 2008 when the program was founded.
The program consists of one year of high intensity training in all aspects of hospital pharmacy practice, including rotations in pharmacy operations, internal medicine, critical care, emergency medicine, pain management, psychiatry, pharmacy informatics, administration, nutrition, antimicrobial stewardship, and ambulatory care.
The program is designed to be clinical in nature and provide working knowledge alongside experience to enable the resident to assume a leadership role in hospital pharmacy.
The goal of training is to develop the resident’s independent practice skills and confidence in a variety of general practice and specialty areas.