PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program in the Ambulatory Care/Specialty Setting

Residency Program Director

Elizabeth A. Koczera, PharmD, BCACP

Elizabeth K. Morrow, PharmD, BCACP
Ambulatory Care Pharmacist
PGY1 Residency Program Director

For questions, please email

Residency Program Coordinator

Gabrielle Plaia, PharmD, AAHIVP

Gabrielle N. Plaia, PharmD, AAHIVP
Specialty Pharmacist-HIV
PGY1 Residency Program Coordinator

For questions, please email

Thank you for your interest and consideration in our PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program.

ASHP PGY1 Purpose Statement 

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.

D-H PGY1 Residency Mission

To provide experiences to develop pharmacy practitioners who will possess the knowledge of the systematic processes associated with medication acquisition, appropriateness, and accreditation standards as well as clinical knowledge to provide high-quality patient care to advance pharmacy practice.

Available learning experiences

  • Administration (Specialty or Ambulatory Care)
  • Anticoagulation
  • Dermatology clinic
  • Geriatrics service
  • GI/HCV clinics
  • Hematology/oncology clinic
  • HIV/ID clinic
  • Acute Care (internal medicine or cardiology)
  • Investigational drug services
  • Neurology clinic
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Primary care clinic
  • Rheumatology clinic
  • Specialty pediatrics and cystic fibrosis clinic

Additional opportunities may be available upon request

Longitudinal learning experiences

  • Longitudinal research project
  • Medication use evaluation
  • Outpatient pharmacy practice
  • Specialty pharmacy/on-call
  • Teaching certificate program

Additional responsibilities

Medication use evaluation

The resident will complete one medication usage evaluation during the first half of the residency year, and present the completed MUE results at ASHP Midyear/Vizient meeting via a poster presentation.

Longitudinal research project

The resident will complete one longitudinal research project throughout the residency year. This project may be original research or a development/enhancement of pharmacy services. Completed results will be presented as a poster presentation at the Eastern States Residency Conference in May. In addition, you will complete a manuscript suitable for publication.

ACPE continuing education presentation

The resident will present two ACPE accredited presentations during the residency year. The topic should surround a controversial clinical topic, new medication, or guideline update.

  • 2 ACPE continuing education presentations for pharmacists


The resident will staff in both the outpatient pharmacy and in specialty services. They will alternate carrying the specialty pharmacy services on-call pager.

Teaching certificate

The resident will participate in a teaching certificate program during the PGY1 year. We determine the provider of the teaching certificate program on a yearly basis 

APPE pharmacy student precepting

The resident will have the opportunity to co-precept APPE pharmacy student activities throughout the year.


Stipend: $47,486

Total Earned time (10 days):

  • 3 holidays
  • 10 earned time days (excluding holidays)

The resident is required to staff one major and one minor holiday during the residency year.

Professional travel:

  • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Vizient Consortium Pharmacy Network Meeting
  • Eastern States Regional Residency Program

How to apply

Please submit all application materials via PhORCAS.

Application deadline: January 1st

Must have a valid pharmacy license to practice in the state of New Hampshire within 90 days of the start date.

Application submission:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • College transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • PhORCAS Residency Program application
  • ASHP Residency Matching Program registration