Gregory School of Pharmacy


PGY1 Community-based Residency

Here at PBA, our PGY1 community-based residency program prepares pharmacists as servant leaders within the profession. Emphasis within the community-based residency program is placed on providing pharmacist practitioners with unique opportunities and experiences to:

  1. Prepare you for direct patient care positions
  2. Cultivate leaders capable of medication therapy management (MTM) development that deliver advanced services to optimize patient care
  3. Serve as role models in education
  4. Prepare you for academia or further PGY2 training in a focused area of practice


The PGY1 community-based residency program focuses to build upon the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community-based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certifications. 

Required Rotations

  • Academia
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Community-based patient care dispensing and services
  • Experiential teaching
  • Practice Management & Leadership
  • Research
  • Service Development
  • Quality Improvement

Elective Rotations

  • Consultant chronic care management
  • Indigent care
  • International medical missions
  • Medication therapy management
  • Outpatient Psychiatry

Practice Sites

The residency program activities and experiences are conducted a majority of the time at Atlantis Pharmacy, an independent community pharmacy located 1 block north of JFK Medical Center.  Atlantis Pharmacy’s goal is to exceed the expectations of patients and providers with the highest quality of services and products and does so by working collaboratively with health care professionals to provide optimal pharmaceutical care to all patients. The staff at the pharmacy consists of 2 full time pharmacist, 1 office manager, 3 pharmacy technicians, 1 operations manager, and 1 University-supported pharmacist. Services the pharmacy provides include: compounding, Medicine-On-Time, immunizations, various disease state specific services such as INR monitoring and cholesterol screening. 

Additional practice sites include:


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Speaking of PBA

“One trait that drew me to PBA’s residency program was the opportunity to network with many healthcare providers with various backgrounds. Because it is a multi-site residency, we are exposed to diverse avenues available to pharmacists in the field, giving us a customizable and personal experience.”

-– Justine Latif, Pharm.D., PGY1 Resident 2017