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Kings Community Pharmacy Residency Program
in Collaboration with Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

For further information please contact:
Sweta Chawla, Pharm.D.
Residency Director

Phone 718-230-3535 ext. 23 | Fax 718-622-6176
Email: sweta.chawla@liu.edu

Program Description
This one-year Community Pharmacy Practice Residency is intended to provide pharmacy professionals with an expert level of competency in community practice. The need for pharmacists who have the ability to respond to the new opportunities in community care is expanding and flourishing. This post-doctoral training program will provide the resident with the ability to meet these needs. The resident will have the opportunity to develop and refine their skills in areas of patient care, pharmacy education and project development, including the development of innovative patient care services. The program allows for sufficient flexibility to tailor to the individual needs and interests of the resident, yet provides the resident the opportunity to develop expert skills in the provision of pharmaceutical care in the community practice setting.

Practice Site Descriptions

  • Kings Pharmacy
  • Kings Pharmacy has been an established independent pharmacy in the Brooklyn area for over 60 years.  Patient satisfaction is the pharmacy’s number 1 goal. Kings includes a highly professional staff of pharmacists that are specially trained and certified in disease state management.  We currently have programs in diabetes, HIV/AIDS, Infertility and Hepatitis-C.  In addition, Kings has a compounding department that has the ability to provide IV, oral and veterinary compounds.  Kings pharmacy provides an array of opportunities to the profession of pharmacy.  The pharmacy has a conference room where private patient counseling and disease state management programs  are held for patients several times a month. 
  • Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences,
    Long Island University

The Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy is located in Brooklyn, New York and currently offers a six-year Doctor of Pharmacy program as well as other degrees in Industrial Pharmacy, Pharmaceutics, Toxicology and Administrative Sciences. The resident will have the opportunity to participate in numerous academic activities at the Brooklyn campus.

Focused Experiences (top of page)

  • Development and promotion of pharmaceutical care and disease state management services in a community pharmacy.  Specifically, Diabetes and Long term care.
  • Provide continuity of care to Kings patients by rotating through various local clinics and hospitals.
  • Learning about community pharmacy management and operations.
  • Drug compounding of oral, topical and injectable drugs.
  • Opportunity to organize various patient education lectures to support groups and community programs related to health and wellness.
  • Development of teaching skills by precepting Pharm.D. students at experiential sites, and at the college of pharmacy.
  • The resident will be encouraged to work with LIU faculty members on publishing data and/or writing grant proposals.

Benefits (top of page)
The resident will receive the following benefits:

  • Annual stipend of $35,000  
  • 2 Weeks paid vacation
  • Six paid holidays
  • Medical Insurance plan
  • Travel expense of up to $1,000 for the resident to attend a national pharmacy conference

Eligibility (top of page)
Candidates for the residency must posses a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a school of pharmacy accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) and must be eligible for licensure in New York. Prior clerkship experience in providing pharmaceutical care in the community setting is encouraged but not required.

Application Information (top of page)
All application materials must be received by January 31, 2007, in order to be considered for the residency program beginning July 1, 2007. Selected candidates will be invited for an on-site interview after all application materials are received. Completed applications must include:

  • A letter of intent expressing interest in pursuing a position for the residency
  • Three letters of recommendation (2 faculty, 1 employer)
  • Academic transcripts and
  • Curriculum vitae.

Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Long Island University
75 DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201-8423
Phone 718-230-3535 ext. 23 | Fax 718-622-6176
Email sweta.chawla@liu.edu

Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - 75 Dekalb Avenue - Brooklyn, New York. (718) 488-1004