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Pharmacy Services, St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport CT

Post-Graduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency

St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Bridgeport, CT


St. Vincent’s Medical Center PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program prepares its graduates to assume direct patient care positions in the acute care setting or pursue second year post-graduate training in a focused area of practice.

St. Vincent's one-year residency program utilizes a systems approach to facilitate the development of new pharmacists into competent practitioners able to provide patient-centered pharmaceutical care.  Our program fosters the resident’s ability to work in multidisciplinary teams, develop strong verbal and written communication skills and become a lifelong, self-directed learner.  The foundation of the program is built upon St. Vincent’s Medical Center core values of service, reverence, integrity, wisdom, creativity and dedication. This program is ASHP-accredited.

Opportunity for professional growth abounds in many core areas including General Medicine, Cardiology, Critical Care, Antibiotic Stewardship, Practice Management, Transition of Care and Emergency Medicine, among others.  Each resident will design and conduct an MUE, present proposals at P&T Committee, prepare a project and present a seminar.  Based on individual goals and direction, the resident may be involved in teaching PharmD students, teaching classes at St. Vincent’s College, or leading patient medication classes.

Residency Requirements

Required Applicant Qualifications:


  • Eligible for employment in the United States
  • Graduate of an ACPE accredited Doctor of Pharmacy Degree Program
  • Obtain Pharmacist license in State of Connecticut within first six weeks of employment
  • Adhere to the rules of the Residency Matching Program
  • Successful completion of initial employee health screen which includes immunization and drug screen

Strong Applicants posses the following characteristics:

  • Self-directed learner with strong work ethic
  • Approaches others with compassion and respect
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Values teamwork; able to work in multidisciplinary groups
  • Interest in teaching pharmacy students on IPPE/APPE rotations

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary $41,000
  • Benefits – same as full-time pharmacists, including health insurance (Medical, Dental, and Vision are available) and Paid Time Off
  • Registration, travel, and accommodations for ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Eastern States regional residency conference are reimbursed

About St. Vincent’s Medical Center

St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT is a 473-bed community teaching and referral hospital with a Level II trauma center and a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility in Westport. St. Vincent’s provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient services with regional centers of excellence in cardiology, surgery, cancer care, orthopedics, diagnostics, women’s and family services, behavioral health, senior health and an array of specialized services.

St. Vincent’s Medical Center is a subsidiary of St. Vincent’s Health Services, which include St. Vincent’s Behavioral Health Services, Westport Campus, St. Vincent’s College, St. Vincent’s Special Needs Services and St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation.

St. Vincent's has an active medical staff of more than 700 physicians representing a comprehensive range of more than 50 medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties.

St. Vincent's is a member of Ascension Health, the largest Catholic non-profit healthcare system in the nation

About St. Vincent’s Medical Center Pharmacy Services
St. Vincent’s Medical Center inpatient pharmacy provides over 6600 doses of medications each day to patients during their stay in the hospital and ambulatory care areas.  More than 50 individuals, including pharmacists and certified pharmacy technicians are employed to coordinate the purchasing, proper storage, dose preparation, and delivery of these doses. 

Pharmacists also participate in the medication use process by evaluating medication orders for appropriateness of indication and dose and checking for issues related to allergies, duplication of therapy and drug interactions.  Pharmacists run medication dosing programs, perform IV to PO interchanges, participate in multi-disciplinary patient-care rounds, provide education about medications to patients, nurses, and doctors, and help vaccinate employees of the Medical Center.  Pharmacists participate in multi-disciplinary and teaching rounds and serve as preceptors to students from nearby colleges of pharmacy. 

For more information, please visit:

• Orientation
• General Medicine
• Critical Care
• Cardiology
• Antibiotic Stewardship
• Oncology
• Transition of Care
• Emergency Medicine
• Practice Management
• Hope Dispensary of Greater Bridgeport - Patient assistance clinic (longitudinal)
• Staffing – every other weekend (one day after worked weekend will be a scheduled day off)

Materials Required for Application

St. Vincent’s Pharmacy Residency participates in the ASHP Resident Matching Program.  This residency site agrees that no person at this site will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any resident applicant.  Only those applicants who register for and participate in the Match can be matched to this program.  Application materials must be submitted through PhORCAS, a web-based application system.

Application Deadline: To be considered for an on-site interview, please submit the following to PhORCAS by January 12, 2014

 Completed Application Form
 Letter of interest
 Curriculum Vitae
 Three letters of recommendation
 Official College of pharmacy transcripts

Contact Information:

  • Amanda Volpe, PharmD, BCPS
    Clinical Manager
    Director, PGY-1 Residency Program
    St. Vincent’s Medical Center
    2800 Main Street
    Bridgeport, CT 06606
    203-576-6486 phone
    203-581-6546 fax
  • Karen Scinto, PharmD
    Director, Pharmacy Services
    St. Vincent’s Medical Center
    2800 Main Street
    Bridgeport, CT 06606
    203-576-5205 phone
    203-581-6546 fax
  • Judy Huang, PharmD, PhD
    Pharmacy Resident (PGY1)
  • Pinal Patel, PharmD
    Pharmacy Resident (PGY1)

 Updated October 2014

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