Residents & Fellows
We offer a number of training experiences for residents and fellows. Please see the different categories below for more information. If you are interested in applying to a residency or fellowship, please contact the preceptor.
HOPE Collaborative Group Fellowship
We currently have two pharmacy fellows in the HOPE Collaborative Group. These fellows are pharmacists eligible for licensure in Connecticut. They learn to conduct systematic reviews, clinical trials, and observational trials. They help co-precept advanced pharmacy practice experiences for pharmacy students and provide support for didactic lectures and teaching laboratory assignments at the UCONN School of Pharmacy. They also provide clinical support to Hartford Hospital. As an American College of Clinical Pharmacy approved training program, the fellows devote 70% of their time to scholarship.
- Erin Weeda, Pharm.D.
- Elaine Nguyen, Pharm.D., MPH
Infectious Disease Residency
The Infectious Diseases Residency is a Post-Graduate Year 2 (PGY-2) experience with a focus on antimicrobial stewardship; however, there is ample opportunity to work alongside infectious diseases, transplant, and critical care physicians. The residency takes place at Hartford Hospital, an 800+ bed tertiary health care center with five ICUs and a solid organ transplant service. Other areas of specialty include a robust cystic fibrosis and HIV patient population with adjoining clinics that the resident will round through. There are ample didactic teaching and precepting opportunities affiliated with the University of Connecticut. The hospital is also home to Hartford Hospital’s Center for Anti-Infective Research and Development, which has a long and rich history of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic research that the resident will participate in as well.
- Kellie Goodlet, Pharm.D.
Infectious Disease Residency – Pediatrics
The Infectious Diseases Residency is a Post-Graduate Year 2 (PGY-2) experience to foster the resident’s ability to function as an independent clinical pharmacist in the pediatric infectious disease setting. The residency takes place at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. The Residency Handbook contains additional information.
- Brittany Rodriguez, PharmD.
Residency Program Director
Pharmacy Practice Residency
The Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY-1) Pharmacy Residency Program at John Dempsey Hospital at UConn Health was re-established in 2012. The residency earned full accreditation status in 2013 by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
The purpose of this program is to develop the resident into a clinical practitioner who will contribute to positive patient outcomes. The residency program develops competency in the areas of acute patient care, ambulatory/primary care, drug information and management.
The program has a strong affiliation with the UConn School of Pharmacy through its many preceptors located at UConn Health, its teaching certificate program for residents and preceptors, and much more. More detailed information is available on the UConn Health residency website.
- Andrew Gentry, Pharm.D.
- Adam Whalley, Pharm.D.
Residency Program Director
Henry A. Palmer Fellowship in Pharmacy Practice Transformation
The Palmer Fellowship provides a unique one-year pharmacy practice transformation learning experience that allows the fellow to make practical contributions to the effective use of clinical and pharmacy practice knowledge, change management processes, and business/administrative considerations in emerging care delivery models (PCMHs, ACOs, community-based health teams).
The fellowship scholarly opportunities include health services research in the topics listed below, with the ultimate goal of disseminating research findings to inform sustainable, evidence-based, medication management practices.
- Integrating pharmacists within primary care health care teams.
- Advancing practical workflows for medication use and safety processes.
- Evaluating the impact of medication management services at the patient and practice-level.
Other scholarly activities include grant writing, protocol management, data collection and analysis, manuscript preparations, as well as formal and informal presentations. In addition to research and scholarship, the fellow is also actively engaged in the following:
- Didactic, application-based, and experiential teaching within the school of pharmacy.
- Providing clinical pharmacy services within an outpatient primary care medical office affiliated with the university teaching hospital.
Examples of longitudinal experiences include attendance at the CT Healthcare Cabinet meetings and other local state organizations, including the Connecticut Institute for Primary Care Innovation (CIPCI) and the Primary Care Coalition of Connecticut (PCCC).
The fellowship spans 12 months starting in a June/July timeframe and is primarily based in Storrs, CT.
- Kate Steckowych, PharmD
- Marie Smith, PharmD, FNAP