Pharmacy Services at Yale New Haven Hospital

About Yale New Haven Hospital

Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) is a non-profit, 1541-bed tertiary medical center receiving national and international referrals. Yale New Haven Hospital includes the York Street Campus, Saint Raphael Campus, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven, Yale New Haven Children's Hospital and Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital.

Relying on the skill and expertise of more than 3,600 university and community physicians and advanced practitioners, including more than 600 resident physicians, YNHH provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary, family-focused care in more than 100 medical specialty areas. As the primary teaching hospital for Yale School of Medicine (YSM), we have supervised physician residents and fellows supporting our medical staff by providing around-the-clock coverage and insightful, research-supported patient care.

YNHH regularly ranks among the best hospitals in the United States and is accredited by The Joint Commission. In conjunction with YSM and Yale Cancer Center, it is nationally recognized for its commitment to teaching and clinical research. The National Institutes of Health has recognized many of our medical care and research units for excellence, including our Cancer Prevention Research Unit, Cancer Information Service Center, Comprehensive Cancer Service, Digestive Disease Research Center, Child Health Research Center, Children's and Adults' Clinical Research Centers and Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center.

Pharmacy Services Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Pharmacy is to provide high value, patient-centered care. We will promote best practices that drive safe, effective, and timely medication therapy through all transitions of care. We will cultivate collaboration, innovation, education and career growth through employee engagement and practice advancement initiatives.

Through participation in diverse learning experiences, a pharmacist completing this program shall gain the skills and attributes necessary to positively affect patient outcomes in a variety of settings, to participate in the multidisciplinary provision of healthcare across the continuum, and to effectively manage their individual professional practice. The resident will synthesize knowledge and experience in the formulation of patient-specific, cost-effective pharmacotherapeutic plans. The resident will demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills in education of peers, other healthcare professionals, patients and members of the community about drug and health related topics. The resident will exhibit leadership, prioritization skills, and problem solving ability in their daily practice and will demonstrate a commitment to life-long learning. The resident will gain the tools necessary to adapt their practice in response to a continually changing healthcare environment. Residents will be active participants in departmental planning, budgetary preparation, resource management, quality improvement processes, medication use evaluation, and new program development.


Yale New Haven Health has two PGY1 and 10 PGY2 residency programs.

PGY1 Pharmacy Program Purpose: PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build 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.

PGY2 Pharmacy Program Purpose: PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

Bridgeport Hospital

2 PGY-1 Pharmacy 

Yale New Haven Hospital

20 PGY-1 Pharmacy 
4 PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy
3 PGY-2 Pediatrics Pharmacy
2 PGY-2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration
2 PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy 
2 PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy
1 PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy
1 PGY-2 Infectious Disease Pharmacy
1 PGY-2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy
1 PGY-2 Psychiatry Pharmacy
1 PGY-2 Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy

Residency program policies

Residency Program Dismissal Policy
Resident Duty Hour Policy
Residency Program Leave Policy
Resident Travel Policy
Residency Leave of Absence Policy
Resident Early Commitment Policy