Middlesex Hospital Pharmacy Residency Program

Program Overview

Middlesex Health is proud to offer an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists-accredited postgraduate year 1 (PGY-1) pharmacy residency. The 52-week program offers residents the ability to provide direct patient care, participate in pharmacy operations and administration, and contribute to quality and safety improvement through participation in various committees.

Our preceptors take pride in guiding and supporting our residents throughout their rotations and research projects to ensure their success.

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  • The deadline to submit an application for Phase I is Tuesday, January 2, 2024
  • Three letters of recommendations are required.
  • A letter of intent must be submitted.

About Middlesex Health

Based in Middletown, Conn., Middlesex Health, a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, includes Middlesex Hospital, a not-for-profit magnet hospital with 275 beds, and two Middlesex Health Cancer Center locations. It also features three emergency departments and two urgent care centers, along with many other programs and services. Middlesex Health’s network of primary care physicians, medical and surgical specialists and other employees work to meet the needs of the Middlesex County and Connecticut shoreline communities.

Using innovative technology, Middlesex Health’s vision is to be the clear, first choice for medical care, and its mission is to provide the safest, highest-quality care and best experience possible.

Middlesex Health and the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Middlesex Hospital are committed to supporting an environment that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Middlesex Hospital serves a diverse patient population in Middletown, CT and surrounding cities and towns including a large percentage of Spanish speaking residents. We greatly value diversity in our residency candidates and in the patients that we serve. Learn more regarding efforts to promote DEI at Middlesex Health.

Middlesex Health Pharmacy Department has 40 full-time staff members and provides 24-hour service. The pharmacy has automated drug distribution, computerized order entry and comprehensive intravenous admixture services to meet patients’ needs.

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  • Apply to the program through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) "Program #11025"
  • Phase I application deadline: Tuesday, January 2, 2024
  • Required application materials include:
    • Letter of intent
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Academic transcript

Core Rotations

  • Orientation
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pharmacy Services
  • Internal Medicine
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Leadership/Management
  • Critical Care
  • Ambulatory Care (Anticoagulation)

Longitudinal Rotations

  • Drug Information
  • Ambulatory Care (Primary Care)
  • Opioid Stewardship
  • Pharmacy Service: Every third weekend and one evening two out of three weeks (not prior to staffing weekend); holidays include Labor Day, Christmas day, New Year's Eve, and Memorial Day.
  • Research Series: Flipped research model that includes research design and training in the use of SPSS statistical software. 

Elective Rotations

  • Research
  • Toxicology
  • Informatics 
  • Pain Management
  • Transitions of Care
  • Hybrid Infectious Diseases and Critical Care
  • Create new experience
  • Depending on availability, the resident can repeat any core rotations


  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • Anticoagulation Therapy
  • Teaching Certificate

  • Conference travel and registration reimbursement for ASHP Midyear
  • Conference registration reimbursement for CSHP Catch the Wave and CSHP New England Residency Conference
  • Free parking
  • Dedicated office space and computer
  • Competitive benefits package including $48,000 stipend, 10 days PTO/vacation, and 10 sick days
  • Employee wellness perks - see the Middlesex Health Wellness Programs page for more information
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Collegiality and collaboration

Lindsay Drozd, PharmD
Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Middlesex Health Department of Pharmacy
28 Crescent St
Middletown, CT 06457
Email: lindsay.drozd@midhosp.org

Why Middlesex?

There are many great reasons to work at Middlesex Health, where we know that our employees are our greatest asset. Click on the links below to learn more about our organization and see if Middlesex if is a good fit for you. You can also visit our Careers homepage to learn about programs and initiatives, such as our commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.