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Pharmacy Residency

St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center/St. John Fisher College
Wegman’s School of Pharmacy PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center (SJH) in cooperation with the St. John Fisher College Wegman’s School of Pharmacy (WSOP), offers a post-graduate year one pharmacy residency program.

St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center is a non-profit, 431-bed hospital and health care network providing services to patients from Onondaga and 15 surrounding counties. Through prevention programs and the latest diagnostic treatment procedures, St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center works with patients to achieve optimum long-term health. A 10-time winner of the National Research Corporation Consumer Choice award, St. Joseph’s is also:

  • Accredited as a Chest Pain Center with PCI by the Society of Chest Pain Centers.
  • Five-star rated (best) for coronary interventional procedures nine years in a row (2003-2011), five-star rated for treatment of heart attack three years in a row (2010-2012) and five-star rated for valve surgery (2012) by HealthGrades.
  • Recipient of HealthGrades’ Vascular Surgery Excellence Award™ for two years in a row (2011-2012) and ranked no. 1 in New York state and among the top 5 percent in the nation for vascular surgery (2012).
  • Recipient of the HealthGrades’ Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ for two years in a row (2011-2012) and ranked among the top 5 percent in the nation for joint replacement (2011-2012)
  • Recipient of the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center offers general medical/surgical care, medical intensive care, surgical intensive care, neonatal intensive care, emergency services, orthopedic surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, interventional cardiology, infectious disease, and a large family medicine residency program.

The Department of Pharmacy Services provides care to inpatients on a 24 hour basis, 7 days a week with the vision/goals of providing safe, effective pharmaceutical care to all patients.  The pharmacy employs an integrated practice model with 5 days a week decentralized services to acute care nursing units and 7 day a week service to the Emergency Room. In keeping with the philosophy and provision
of Pharmaceutical Care, the following principles are supported by the pharmacy:

  • The pharmacist holds the welfare of the patient as paramount and uses his/her skills and professional knowledge to advocate on the patient’s behalf.
  • Patient care and advocacy for the drug therapy plan is based on subjective and objective information regarding the patient’s history of present illness, past medical history and medication history.
  • Teamwork and consistency among all members of the department is crucial to ensure that all patient information is accurate, up-to-date and organized allowing for optimal decision making and drug therapy planning.
  • Pharmacists will work with providers involved in all levels of patient care to develop outcomes oriented drug therapy plans that work toward improved patient health and safety as well as meeting the patient’s specific goals.
  • Efficient and consistent processes for drug delivery are established and maintained to assure that patients will have the correct medications at the times they are needed.
  • Caring leaders create an environment in which caring relationships happen. These leaders emerge from all levels of the network helping to create a shared vision reflecting the mission, vision, and values of St. Joseph’s.

St. Joseph’s currently has one clinical faculty member from St. John Fisher Wegman’s School of Pharmacy on site. Clinical pharmacists are preceptors for students from three schools of pharmacy. 

St. John Fisher College is a coeducational college founded in 1948 and located in Pittsford, N.Y. The campus is situated on 154 park-like acres—a beautiful setting for 24 modern buildings and a warm, friendly campus community of 2,700 full-time undergraduates, 200 part-time undergraduates, and 1,100 graduate students. The College now offers 32 academic majors in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, business, and nursing, as well as nine pre-professional programs. Also offered are twelve master and three doctoral programs.

The Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College is dedicated to serving the needs of the public by preparing pharmacists to provide pharmaceutical care that enhances the quality of life of the patients they serve. The school is committed to providing an environment that promotes academic excellence, service, and scholarship; encourages each student's intellectual and personal development; and fosters the development of lifelong learners committed to advancing the profession of pharmacy.
The Wegmans School of Pharmacy, which opened in the fall of 2006, is the first of its kind in Monroe County and the fifth in the State of New York. Construction of the 37,000 square-foot building that houses the school was made possible by a $5 million donation by Robert B. Wegman, Chairman of Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

The school opened on August 21, 2006 with an inaugural class of 55 students, nine faculty and two staff. Since its beginning, the school has grown to include over 300 students in four classes and over 40 faculty and staff.