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Pharmacy Residency Programs

 

Department of Pharmacy: 

Pharmacy ResidencyThank you for your interest in the Department of Pharmaceutical Services at Hunterdon Medical Center. The Department of Pharmacy's mission is to provide cures, relieve pain, give comfort and inspire a healthy way of life.  We commend you on your commitment to further your professional development. 

The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Hunterdon Medical Center is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and as a result, establishes a foundation of clinical practice that can be applied in various professional settings.  Hunterdon Medical Center Pharmacy Residency Program prides itself in developing highly qualified independent practitioners able to provide patient-centered care in various environments.  Through our program, you will develop skills to become a clinician, educator, and leader in the pharmacy profession. Pharmacists completing this program will be capable of conducting their practice with a high level of maturity and leadership, and be able to perform practice-related projects. 

Pharmacy Residency GroupGroupThe PGY-2 Pharmacotherapy Residency at Hunterdon Medical Center is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in conjunction with the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. The purpose of this 12-month PGY-2 Pharmacotherapy Residency program is to prepare the pharmacotherapy residents as a clinical pharmacy specialists with the qualifications needed for internal medicine or family practice positions, with adjunct faculty appointment.

 

 

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Department of Pharmaceutical Services: 

The Department of Pharmaceutical Services provides the highest quality of pharmaceutical care twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.  The pharmacy staff is made up of quality licensed practitioners: hospital practice pharmacists, clinical specialists, clinical generalist and licensed pharmacy technicians.  goldsteinRepresentatives of the department are active members of various hospital committees.  The Department of Pharmaceutical Services is responsible for dispensing medications daily and additional services provided in the outpatient setting. The Department consists of pharmacists, as well as technical and support personnel, who work together to assure patients receive the highest quality pharmaceutical care possible.  Our department serves as a teaching site for doctor of pharmacy candidates from colleges of pharmacy such as, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, University of Sciences of Philadelphia, New England College of Pharmacy and soon Thomas Jefferson College of Pharmacy.  Clinical and distributive support is currently provided by: QuadraMed, Pyxis MedStations, Micromedex, Picis and Medex.

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 About Hunterdon Medical Center

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 About New Jersey: 

 

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Hunterdon Medical Center is located approximately 60 minutes away from New York City,New York and 30 minutes from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Pharmacy Practice Residents: 

Current Residents: Welcome New Residents!  

Pharmacy Practice Residents, PGY-1: 

 

Hinal PatelDr. Hinal Patel is a recent graduate from Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He took a pharmacist position at Hunterdon Medical Center prior to pursuing his residency. Dr. Patel would like to build upon his prior experiences by participating in patient care rounds, building upon his knowledge base and integrating that knowledge into his practice.  He would like to pursue his interest in hospital pharmacy under a hybrid or clinical generalist model with a teaching component.  

Bhavini ShahDr. Bhavini Shah graduated from the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at St. John's University in Queens, New York.  Her previous work experience as a student includes Target Pharmacy and Town Total Health Solutions where she had the opportunity to provide medication therapy management services to patients. Dr. Shah is most excited about taking part in clinical and leadership training this year and ultimately would like to pursue her interest in Ambulatory Care.   

 

Pharmacotherapy Resident, PGY-2: 

Marcus LockhartDr. Marcus Lockhart graduated from the Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina. He then went on to complete a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at Butner Federal Medical Center and subsequently worked as a clinical Staff Pharmacist at Carolinas Healthcare Services. Through his pharmacotherapy residency, Dr. Lockart is looking forward to providing direct patient care and working with a multidisciplinary team. He is interested in further developing his interests in Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine and Critical Care.   

Graduates of Hunterdon Medical Center: 

Pharmacy Practice Residents, PGY-1: 

Residency Year 2012 to 2013
Rachael Durie, Pharm.D., BCPS
     Cardiology Resident, PGY-2
     University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center
     Worcester, MA

Navaneeth Narayanan, Pharm.D., BCPS
     Infectious Diseases Resident, PGY-2
     University of California at San Francisco Medical Center
     San Francisco, CA

Residency Year 2011 to 2012
Thom Nguyen, Pharm.D., BCPS
     Clinical Assistant Professor
     Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
     Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
     Clinical Coordinator, Ambulatory Care
     Hunterdon Medical Center
     Flemington,New Jersey                       

Philip Coco, Pharm.D., BCPS
     Clinical Generalist
     Hunterdon Medical Center
     Flemington,New Jersey

Residency Year 2010 to 2011
Ajay Madduri, Pharm.D., BCPS
     Pharmacist
     Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
     Newark, New Jersey

Shally Sinha, Pharm.D.
     Community Pharmacy (2012)
     Clinical / Staff Pharmacist (2011)
     NYU Langone Medical Center
     New York,NY

Residency Year 2009 to 2010
Jason Babby, Pharm.D., BCPS
     Drug Information Clinical Coordinator
     The Mount Sinai Medical Center
     New York, NY

Diana B. Nagrecha, Pharm.D.
     Academic Educator
     New York State Medicaid Prescriber Education Program
     New York,NY

Residency Year 2008 to 2009
Caroline A-Haja, Pharm.D.
     Inpatient Clinical Pharmacist
     Memorial Hospital Gardena
     Gardena, CA

Residency Year 2007 to 2008
Selamawit Belay, Pharm.D.
     Clinical Pharmacist
     Sibley Memorial Hospital,
     Johns Hopkins Medicine
     Washington,D.C.

Raeanna Lewarne, Pharm.D., BCPS
     Owner and President
     Vital Healthcare Solutions, LLC
     Minneapolis,MN

 

Pharmacotherapy Resident, PGY-2:

Residency Year 2012 to 2013
Thom Nguyen, Pharm.D.
     Clinical Assistant Professor
     Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
     Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
     Clinical Coordinator, Ambulatory Care
     Hunterdon Medical Center
     Flemington, NJ

Residency Year 2011 to 2012:
Brenda Gitman, Pharm.D.
     Clinical Pharmacist
     Regional Medical Center
     Orangeburg, SC

 


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Hunterdon Medical Center's Pharmacy Practice Residency, PGY-1:

The PGY-1 pharmacy residency program at Hunterdon Medical Center is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and as a result, establishes a foundation of clinical practice that can be applied in various professional settings.  Hunterdon Medical Center Pharmacy Residency Program prides itself in developing highly qualified independent practitioners able to provide patient-centered care in various environments. Pharmacists completing this program will be capable of conducting their practice with a high level of maturity and leadership, and be able to perform practice-related projects.

 

Program Overview and Purpose:  

Hunterdon Medical Center’s Department of Pharmacy recognizes the value and need for pharmacy residency training for individuals seeking a career in hospital and health-system pharmacy.  A graduate of the PGY-1 residency at Hunterdon Medical Center will be a competent and confident practitioner.   

The Pharmacy Residency Program at Hunterdon Medical Center offers a wide variety of opportunities.  The resident will accept responsibility for patient safety and optimal patient outcomes and be accountable for all aspects of the medication use process. Some of the clinical services provided by the Department include renal drug monitoring, drug interaction monitoring, patient care rounding, medication teaching, therapeutic drug monitoring, drug order review, drug information support for care providers and a focus on an integrated, unit-based model for care delivery. Resident graduates will exhibit a commitment to the profession and display professional maturity and leadership. Additionally, the resident will develop written and verbal communication skills, serving as an effective interdisciplinary team member and educator. 

A pharmacist completing this program will be a competent generalist who can function in multiple roles within a pharmacy system. Upon completion of this program, the resident will be prepared to enter a PGY-2 residency, adjunct faculty position, or a clinical general practice position in either an academic or community health system

 

Program Description: 

The PGY-1 pharmacy residency at the Hunterdon Medical Center consists of 12 months of general training and experience. The PGY-1 residency program has been accredited since 2007, and its goals, objectives and evaluation procedures are established to be consistent with ASHP standards. The program allows sufficient flexibility to adapt to the needs and interests of the individual resident, yet provides the basic foundation to develop professional practice skills.

Throughout the year, the resident will gain the following skills:

  • Provide competent patient care throughout all aspects of the health system focusing on safety, efficacy, and economy
  • Serve as the drug expert on an interdisciplinary health care team
  • Effectively teach health care practitioners, students, and the community about drug therapy
  • Become a competent written and verbal communicator
  • Apply critical thinking and evaluative skills to solving practice-related problems
  • Enhance drug information skills, focusing on evidence-based medicine
  • Improve self-evaluation and increase confidence level
  • Develop skills to become a leader in the pharmacy profession and understand the need for continual professional development

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Pharmacy PGY-1 Curriculum:  

Experiential Rotations:

  • Orientation / Hospital Pharmacy Practice
  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Critical Care
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Pharmacy Practice Management
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Research and Projects 

Longitudinal Rotations:

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Hospital Pharmacy Practice
  • Academia (Adjunct Faculty)

 

Learning Opportunities:  

Hunterdon Medical Center’s Pharmacy Residency Program provides many opportunities for career development. Through teaching, in-services, precepting students, and networking, we offer a wide array of learning experience.

 

 

 

 

Appointment as Adjunct Faculty:  

The residency program at Hunterdon Medical Center is affiliated with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.  With this academic appointment pharmacy practice residents will partake in the Teaching Certificate Program and assist in didactic teaching and co-precepting doctor of pharmacy students from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.  The programs will provide seminars and workshops to improve and refine the pharmacy practice residents' skills in many areas in academia.

 

Presentations: 

Effective communication skills are critical for the pharmacy practitioner. While residents will have many opportunities to refine their skills on rotation, the following experiences are assigned:

Various presentations such as, disease states, journal clubs and cases or other topic of interest is to be presented to preceptors, doctor of pharmacy students, and hospital pharmacy staff.  Slides and handouts are to be developed and used. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. 

At least one nursing in-service and noon conference to the medical staff is to be presented during integrated practice rotation. Topics will be selected in conjunction with the preceptor. Appropriate audio-visual and handout materials should be developed.

The residents’ poster presentation with be presented at a state and national meeting.  Topics will be selected in conjunction with the residency program director.

The residents' major project will be presented to residents and preceptors at a regional resident conference. The presentation is 10 to 12 minutes long, with additional time allotted for questions.

 

Travel: 

Travel to pharmacy-related sites is an important component of Hunterdon Medical Center’s pharmacy residency. All residents are required to attend the American Society of Health System Pharmacist (ASHP) Midyear Clinical meeting, during which residency recruitment occurs. Networking opportunities are numerous at this annual meeting.  In addition to the ASHP Midyear, residents have the opportunity to attend the ASHP annual meeting to present their projects. In the spring, residents formally present their projects at the Eastern States Residency Conference. Accommodations, travel and some other expenses will be paid for professional travel to local, state and national meetings.

 

Professional Meetings and Conferences:

Pharmacy practice residents are required to attend a variety of meetings and conferences, including departmental, administrative staff meetings, committees, clinical meetings, and professional meetings. In most cases, the preceptor will assign meeting attendance at the beginning of the month. In other cases, the resident will be asked to attend a specific meeting by another preceptor to enhance the resident's education experience or assist with the development of a project. Meeting times and locations are found on the departmental calendar.

The following meetings are mandatory to those on rotation at Hunterdon Medical Center:

Hospital Meetings and Committees:
Department of Pharmaceutical Services staff meetings
Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
Medication Management

 

Professional Meetings:

American Society of Health System Pharmacist Midyear Clinical Meeting:
In an effort to support the field of pharmacy.  This residency program actively supports the society involvement of residents through membership reimbursement and meeting attendance. Networking opportunities are numerous at this annual meeting.

Eastern States Residency Conference:
This spring conference is an opportunity for residents to formally present their research projects and provides opportunity to interact professionally with other resident colleagues and leaders in health-system pharmacy.

New JerseySociety of Health System Pharmacists:
The annual meeting occurs in the spring and is a great way for the residents to be involved at the state level.  The resident is expected to present their research and / or projects at this meeting.  In addition, the resident is responsible to attend monthly meetings offered by the organization.

Other professional meetings:
Attendance based on resident interest and Program Director approval.

 

Research and Projects:  

Each resident is required to complete one major project/research relating to a specific aspect of pharmacy practice. The project may be:

  • Original research
  • A problem-solving exercise
  • Development or enhancement of pharmacy services

The results of this project will be presented at the Eastern States Residency Conference.  A manuscript or poster suitable for publication should be prepared.

Estimated Timeline:

September: Selection of project is made by the resident and primary project advisor.  Project Advisor and the resident will be required to write a description of the project, including background information, objectives, possible methodology and potential problems.

October: Proposal submitted to residency director.  A written proposal of the project with references should contain:

  • Background: This includes the rationale for the project and pertinent background information. Literature citations supporting the hypothesis should be included.
  • Objectives: A statement of the primary question(s) or goal(s) of the project should be included, along with secondary objectives.
  • Methodology: The methods for completing the project should be specified. This includes trial design, population for area to be studied, data to be collected and how collection will occur.
  • Data analysis: A description of methods for analyzing data, including statistical methods and end points, should be discussed.
  • Critical analysis: Describe study weakness and/or obstacles for completion and how they will be addressed. 

November: Presentation by the resident to the Residency Program Director of the final, written proposal of the project and timetable for completion.  The timetable will include specific time points for data collection, data analysis and presentation preparation. Approval from appropriate institutional committees should be obtained prior to initiation of the project. If Investigational Review Board (IRB) review of the project is needed, two months for final approval should be allowed.

February: Abstract and registration for Eastern States Residency Conference due.

March: Formal presentation of the project to preceptors, residents, staff and students.

May: The resident presents the project at the Eastern States Residency Conference.

June 15: The resident submits a manuscript or poster to Residency Program Director.

 

Evaluation Process:  

During the year, residents will be evaluated by rotation preceptors, their respective Program Director, and themselves.
                                                                                                                                                                                        
Prior to the start of each new rotation, the resident is required to meet with the rotation preceptor, primarily to discuss and customize the rotation's goals and objectives in order to meet the specific needs of the resident. During the rotation, residents meet with preceptors on a regular basis, as determined by the preceptor and resident. Within one week after completion of the rotation, residents meet with their preceptors for evaluation purposes: preceptors evaluate the residents; residents evaluate preceptors and the rotation; and they conduct a self-assessment. Any modifications to the rotation or its goals and objectives also can be discussed. All resident and rotation evaluations must be completed using ResiTrakTM.
           
Self-assessments are completed quarterly and reviewed with the facilitator and Residency Program Director. Each resident will keep copies of the rotation evaluations and quarterly evaluations in their Residency Binder.  Evaluations in ResiTrakTM are available to the facilitator, rotation preceptor, and the Preceptor Committee.

 

Salary and Benefits: 
     Competitive salary
     Comprehensive benefits
     Travel expenditures for at least two meetings

 

Application:  

The residency program requires that residency candidates participate with PhORCAS and National Matching Service for the application process. 

The application requirements are as follows:

  • Letter of Intent
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least one letter from faculty member / preceptor is required)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Graduate of an ACPE-accredited pharmacy school

Upon review of application materials, an onsite interview will be extended to candidates.  All candidates must be enrolled with National Matching Service.  If accepted, the resident must obtain New Jersey pharmacist licensure within 90 days of hire.


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PGY-2 Program Overview:

The purpose of this 12-month PGY-2 Pharmacotherapy Residency program at Hunterdon Medical Center is to prepare clinical pharmacy specialists with the qualifications needed for internal medicine or family practice positions with adjunct faculty appointment. 

The resident will be exposed to a variety of rotations both clinical and administrative to provide for a well-rounded experience.  Through this program, the resident will serve on a variety of committees and interact with different health care professionals.  Additionally, there will be a variety of teaching opportunities to doctor of pharmacy students, medical residents and other health care professionals both within and outside the pharmacy department. 

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PGY-2 Pharmacotherapy Residency Program Curriculum:

The PGY-2 Pharmacotherapy Residency Program is a 12 month program, beginning in August and will encompass a variety of rotations including concentrated, extended and longitudinal experiences.

 

Rotations:

Orientation: Orientation will consist of a 2-day hospital orientation, followed by a 1-day orientation to the pharmacy department.

Hospital Pharmacy Practice: This is a 5-week required rotation of the PGY-2 Pharmacotherapy Residency Program.  The primary goal of this rotation is to utilize the skills gained during their pharmacy practice residency, apply them to the policies and procedure of this organization, and further expand their knowledge base in medication management. Medication management includes order entry, labeling, dispensing, preparation, administration, selection, documenting, monitoring, procuring, billing, storage, and handling of all pharmaceuticals. 

Pharmacotherapy I and II: These rotations are required rotations, each spanning over 12 weeks.  The rotations will provide opportunities for the resident to work with a variety of patients and health care professionals to provide pharmacotherapeutic management of different disease states in the inpatient setting.  The resident will rotate on a 4-week basis between the Hospitalist and Pulmonary services to gain experiences with different patient populations.  The resident will engage in new medication and discharge counseling.  These rotations will provide the foundation for the residency program prior to the resident transitioning to other concentrated rotations focusing on a specific specialty. 

Pharmacotherapy in Infectious Diseases:  The goal of this 5-week required rotation is to gain experience in the pharmacotherapeutic management of common infections.  The resident will work with a variety of healthcare providers and will aid in designing and monitoring pharmacotherapeutic plans.  The resident review therapy based up patient, infection and pathogen-specific information and subsequently make recommendations for management.

Pharmacotherapy in Critical Care: During this required 5-week rotation, the resident will develop and maximize critical care skills while rounding on the medical intensive care team.  The resident is responsible for identifying and resolving medication therapy issues for patients on the unit.  The resident will identify the etiology, pathophysiology, and treatment of various disease states and assess the patients and provide appropriate pharmacotherapeutic recommendations.

Pharmacotherapy in Internal Medicine: This is a 5-week required rotation that will help the resident gain exposure in the pharmacotherapeutic management of various disease states in the inpatient/acute care setting.  The resident is responsible for identifying and resolving medication therapy issues for patients on the Family Medicine Service.  The resident will work collaboratively with the Family Practice Medicine Team to assess patients and provide appropriate pharmacotherapeutic recommendations based upon the comorbidities and patient-specific factors.

Pharmacotherapy in the Outpatient Setting: This is a required 5-week rotation which focuses on primary and preventative medicine in pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients.  Clinical pharmacy services include visits for chronic disease state medication management (diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, asthma, chronic pulmonary obstructive disease, pain, long term needs for anticoagulation, osteoporosis, etc.) as well as procedures including spirometry and medication therapy management. 

Pharmacotherapy in Administration: This is a required 6-week rotation that during which the resident will focus on identifying the leadership qualities needed to positively affect safe medication management practice.  The resident will also learn how other hospital departments focus on the needs of the patient and balance practice, by incorporating the administrative and clinical learning experiences of this rotation.

Pharmacotherapy in Management: This is a required 5-week rotation which will focus on performance improvement within the department.  The resident will develop the ability to create processes to assess for issues that require measurement and devise plans for implementation.  Additionally, the resident will take a more active role in personnel and inventory management.

Pharmacotherapy in Pharmacovigilance: This is a 10-week extended elective that will provide the resident with experiences in medication safety.  Through this rotation, the resident will be exposed to the management of adverse drug events, medication occurrences and errors and other patient and medication safety best practices identified in a health care system.

 

Longitudinal Experiences: 

Research and Projects: This is a required longitudinal 12-month rotation that exposes the patient to various research opportunities. Through this experience, the resident will also design and conduct a formalized research project, complete a manuscript and develop a poster.

Pharmacotherapy in Outpatient Practice: This required longitudinal 12-month experience will provide continued exposure to patients in the ambulatory care setting. The resident will attend a clinic weekly/bi-weekly.

Hospital Pharmacy Practice: This required 12-month rotation will encompass the hospital pharmacy practice requirement for the residency program.  The resident will further expand their knowledge base in medication management and through consistent exposure will develop a more independent role in hospital pharmacy practice.

Pharmacotherapy: This required 16-week rotation will occur during the concentrated rotation to allow the resident to have a consistent presence on the Hospitalist/Pulmonary service.  The resident will follow a select number of patients daily.

 

Evaluation: 

The resident will be receiving both verbal and written feedback on performance.  Written feedback is primarily conducted utilizing ResiTrak.  The resident will receiving feedback at the end of each rotation and will also conduct a self-evaluation as well as an assessment of the preceptor and learning experience.  Evaluations will occur quarterly for longitudinal rotations.

 

Application Process: 

The residency program requires that candidates participate with PhORCAS for the application process.

The application requirements are as follows:

  • Graduate of an ACPE-accredited pharmacy school
  • Successful completion of a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency
  • Letter of Intent
  • Three letters of recommendation (1 from the PGY-1 Program Director)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official transcript(s)

Upon review of application materials, an onsite interview will be extended to candidates.  All candidates must be enrolled with National Matching Service.  If accepted, the resident must obtain New Jersey pharmacist licensure within 90 days of hire.

 

Salary and Benefits:

Annual Stipend: $48,000
Benefits include:
           Life Insurance
           Health Insurance (including dependants)—effective the first month of hire
           Dental Insurance (including dependants)—effective the first month of hire
           Educational meetings: 2 per year             

Appointment to the program is made by participation in the National Matching Service.

This is one opening each year.

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Preceptors: Who’s Who

David AdelmanDavid Adelman received his Bachelors in Science in Pharmacy from Brooklyn College of Pharmacy of Long Island University and his Masters from St John's University in Queens, New York.  He served as Director Pharmaceutical Services at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, NYC and The Brooklyn Hospital Center, NYC.  His long term interest include development of contemporary pharmacy services in an organized health care settings.  Mr. Adelman currently is the Hospital Pharmacy Administration preceptor for both the PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and PGY-2 Pharmacotherapy Residency programs.  His interests and hobbies include, fresh water fishing, spectator baseball, football, boxing and pneumasmatic memorabilia.

Janice PellegrinoJanice Pellegrino is a graduate of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.  She worked as a student then briefly as a pharmacist in West Hudson Hospital in Kearny,NJ.  After relocating to Flemington, NJ, Janice joined Hunterdon Medical Center as a Staff Pharmacist.  Shortly thereafter, she was promoted to Assistant Director.  Janice enjoys her role as Assistant Director and is able to establish a closer relationship with the pharmacy staff.  In addition, Janice is a preceptor for doctor of pharmacy students and is able to provide an extensive opportunity to learn varous performance improvement activities.  Mrs. Pellegrino has served as a residency preceptor for the Pharmacy Practice Management rotation for the PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and the PGY-2 Pharmacotherapy Residency Programs. Residents on rotation participate in various managerial activities including, scheduling, orientation and educating new hires, performance improvement, control drug substance ordering and monitoring.  Mrs. Pellegrino spends her free time with her family.  Her husband and sons are quite involved with travel ice hockey. She and her daughter train and compete for 3 day event horses. They are also involved with horse related committees and have published several articles related to the sport.

Ashmi PhilipsDr. Ashmi A. Philips obtained her PharmD degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.  She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey.  Dr. Philips currently is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.  Her practice site is at Hunterdon Medical Center where she is the Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator and the Director of the PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program.  She currently serves as the Critical Care Preceptor for the PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and the PGY-2 Pharmacotherapy Residency Programs.  Dr. Philips is active member of professional and state pharmacy organizations including, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American College of Clinical Pharmacy and New Jersey Society of Health-System Pharmacists where she has served as a chapter officer for three years. 

Rani PatelDr. Rani Madduri received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.  She went on to do a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Veteran’s Affairs Maryland Health Care System in Baltimore, Maryland.  In order to further pursue her interests, Dr. Madduri completed a PGY-2 residency in Infectious Diseases at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.  She joined the pharmacy clinical team at Hunterdon Medical Center in 2009.  Dr. Madduri currently works with the Hospitalist Service in the institution in addition to antimicrobial stewardship efforts throughout the institution.  For the PGY-1 program, she precepts the Infectious Diseases and Pharmacotherapy rotations.  Additionally, she is currently the director of the PGY-2 Pharmacotherapy Residency Program.  Future plans include expansion of antimicrobial stewardship initiatives and the pharmacokinetic program.  Outside of work, Dr. Madduri enjoys reading, dancing and travelling.

Mini VargheseDr. Mini Varghese is the Clinical Coordinator of Pharmacovigilance at Hunterdon Medical Center since 2010. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy of The Long Island University. Dr. Varghese continued on to do her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, NJ. After her post-graduate training, Dr. Varghese went to Overlook Hospital in Summit,NJ, where she was an Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist for three years. Dr. Varghese also received her Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy in 2008 from the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties. Dr. Varghese serves as the Pharmacovigilance Preceptor for the PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and the PGY-2 Pharmacotherapy Residency and as the Internal Medicine Preceptor for the PGY-2 program. Dr. Varghese is also a member of several professional pharmacy organizations both at the national and local level, including the American Society of Health System Pharmacists and the New Jersey Society of Health-System Pharmacists where she is serving as the treasurer of the North Central Chapter for 2012-13. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. 

Navin PhilipsDr. Navin Philips received his Bachelors in Information Sciences and Technology from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He then pursued his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Sciences in Philadelphia.  Some of Dr. Philips previous work includes implementation of electronic health records including computerized provider order entry, barcode medication administration and pharmacy information systems.  He has worked extensively with automated dispensing systems as well as smart pump technology.  Dr. Philips was also involved in various pharmacy initiatives that involved utilizing technology to improve patient safety and reduce medication errors.  Currently, Dr. Philips is the Pharmacy Informatics Specialist at Hunterdon Medical Center.  He serves as a Pharmacy Informatics preceptor for both PGY-1 and PGY-2 residents.  He is an active member of New Jersey Society of Health System Pharmacist, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and serves as a Section Advisory Group member for ASHP’s Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Informatics group.

Thom NguyenDr. Thom Nguyen earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Ernest Mario School o f Pharmacy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersy. She completed and ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice and PGY-2 Pharmacotherapy Residency at Hunterdon Medical Center (HMC) in Flemington, New Jersey. Dr. Nguyen has also received a Residency Teaching Certificate through a program at Rutgers University. She is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy/Rutgers University. Dr. Nguyen's practice site is at HMC where she is the Clinical Coordinator of Ambulatory Care Services and has a collaborative agreement with the Total Joint Replacement Program.  She is the Ambulatory Care preceptor for both the PGY-1 and PGY-2 residents (concentrated and longitudinal). Dr. Nguyen is also a member of American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), and New Jersey Society of Health-System Pharmacists (NJSHP).

Linda CoxLinda Cox graduated from the University of Bath, United Kingdom and completed pre-registration year at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital, United Kingdom before registering in August 1986 with RPSGB.  She then worked at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham United Kingdom as a staff pharmacist for 2 years.  Mrs. Cox gained a Masters Philosophy in Pharmacology at the University of Bath in 1989.  She worked from 1990-1992 at the City Hospital, Nottingham, United Kingdom, initially as a staff pharmacist then promoted to Assistant Dispensary Manager.  Mrs. Cox also worked from 1992-2000 for Boots the Chemist, the largest retail pharmacy in the United Kingdom as a store pharmacist then promoted as a store manager and was responsible for about from 10-30 employees.   Prior moving to the United States Mrs. Cox served as a Human Resources Manager for South East England Area.

She then received her certification from the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Committee.  Mrs. Cox completed an internship while at Hunterdon Medical Center prior to becoming a New Jersey registered pharmacist.  Currently, Mrs. Cox is employed at Hunterdon Medical Center as a hospital pharmacy practice pharmacist.  She serves as a preceptor for the hospital pharmacy practice and longitudinal rotations for the PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency program.  Outside of pharmacy her activities revolve around her two children, Jake (11) and Maxine (9).  She is actively involved in the swim team with her son and dance team with her daughter.

Mona PatelDr. Mona Patel came to Hunterdon Medical Center shortly after graduating from Northeastern University with a PharmD degree.  Dr. Patel worked part time as an intern in both the inpatient and outpatient pharmacy at Brigham and Women's hospital in Boston, MA.  Currently, Dr. Patel is a hospital practice pharmacist and is the Hospital Practice Preceptor for the PGY-2 pharmacotherapy program. She was selected as a preceptor due to her passion for training new employees and residents in an enthusiastic and educational way.  Much of Dr. Patel’s work experience is in hospital pharmacy, and she hopes to become an assistant director of a pharmacy department one day. Dr. Patel’s short term goals include achieving as many certifications relevant to a pharmacist in practice as possible. Pharmacy is an ever changing profession and she understands the importance of staying current and expanding her scope of practice whenever possible. In her spare time outside of pharmacy, Dr. Patel’s favorite activity is traveling. She hopes to visit at least one country on each of the seven continents before the age of 35. Beyond enjoying a good book, movie, or sports game, Dr. Patel enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Philip CocoDr. Philip Coco attained his doctor of pharmacy from the Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy in Piscataway, New Jersey.  He then went on to pursue his PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington, New Jersey.  Dr. Coco is starting his career here at Hunterdon Medical Center under as a Clinical Generalist.  Under this title, he is responsible for an entire unit and all of its clinical and operational pharmacy needs.  He hopes to grow from the variety of experiences and further expand services.  Dr. Coco is excited to be involved in the internal medicine portion of the residency program. Apart from pharmacy, he enjoys outdoor activities and sports, trying different cuisines and travelling.

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Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator

Director, Pharmacy Residency Program, PGY-1
Hunterdon Medical Center 

 

Clinical Assistant Professor

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 

 

Ashmi A. Philips, PharmD

philips.ashmi@hunterdonhealthcare.org

908-788-6108

 

Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator, Infectious Diseases Specialist 

Director, Pharmacotherapy Residency Program, PGY-2

Hunterdon Medical Center 

 

 

Rani P. Madduri, PharmD, BCPS

madduri.rani@hunterdonhealthcare.org

908-237-7034

 

Director of Pharmaceutical Services

 

 

David N. Adelman, MS, RPIC

adelman.david@hunterdonhealthcare.org

908-788-6120

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