The Great Eight: Residents Showcase

And the 2017 winners are: 

1. Alyssa Boutin, PharmD; Hartford Hospital 

2. Serena Chew, PharmD; Yale New Haven Hospital 

3. Andrew Gentry, PharmD; UConn John Dempsey Hospital 

Potential speakers submit abstracts that are judged using an objective rubric. The residents who submit the (eight) best abstracts are invited to present. You must be a current CSHP member to participate.


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If you would like to get involved in CSHP's Residents Task Force (for current CSHP Resident members only), contact our chair: Dani McKimmy


3rd Annual Mock Interviews were held on Jan. 10th, 2017 at Hartford Hospital
The CSHP Residents Task Force organized this event for P4 pharmacy students of UCONN and USJ and PGY-1 and PGY-2 pharmacy residents .

Please direct any questions regarding this event to Resident Task Force Co-Chair Kellie Goodlet (



In the fall of 2016, the CSHP Residents' Task Force offered a CV review to both students and residents applying for residencies, fellowships, and jobs in spring 2017.

2016 The Great Eight Winners

  1. Sylvia Narciso (Waterbury Hospital): Evaluating the appropriateness of double gram-negative coverage in severe septic patients in the emergency department
  2. Eva Pan (Hartford Hospital): Evaluation of carboplatin dosing using actual compared to adjusted body weight in gynecologic malignancies
  3. Emily Perriello (Hartford Hospital): Improper continuation of atypical antipsychotics after treatment and resolution of acute delirium in the intensive care unit
2016 Mock Interview Event

by Mabel Wai, PharmD, BCPS; 2016 Resident Task Force Coordinator

The CSHP Resident Task Force (RTF) hosted its second annual Mock Interview Event at Hartford Hospital on January 14th. Students from The University of Connecticut and The University of Saint Joseph Schools of Pharmacy participated as interviewees. Member pharmacists, preceptors, and pharmacy directors comprised our interview panel.

Overall, the event was successful and we received wonderful feedback. The students found the event very helpful in preparing for future interviews and they greatly appreciated the advice from our pharmacists. Our interviewing panel also had a great deal of fun speaking to our students and sharing their experiences. We hope next year’s session will be just as eventful!


ASHP President Explains Second Chance for Residency Match  

Next to graduation, pharmacy residency "Match" day is likely "the most anticipated day on the calendars of soon-to-be pharmacy graduates," writes ASHP President John A. Armitstead in InterSections, ASHP's member magazine. The new Phase II of the Match will help to ensure that student pharmacists and postgraduate year 1 residents seeking a second-year residency position will have another structured opportunity to connect with open positions. (source: ASHP NewsLink 12.22.15)

Publishing Opportunities for Residents in the AJHP Residents Edition

Formerly known as the Journal of Health-System Pharmacy Residents, AJHP Residents Edition is the only publishing forum dedicated to pharmacy residents where they can present their peer-reviewed research, contribute to the advancement of patient care and pharmacy practice, and see their work indexed by PubM
ed. Read more  

AJHP Call for Papers: Innovations in Pharmacy Residency Training  

AJHP cordially invites submissions of descriptive practice reports on innovative approaches to ASHP-accredited postgraduate year 1 and postgraduate year 2 pharmacy residency training and application of the ASHP Residency Accreditation Standards. Articles submitted by February 16 will have the best chance for consideration for inclusion in a 2016 issue of AJHP that will contain a collection of articles on innovations in pharmacy residency training.  (source: ASHP NewsLink 11.10.15)

ASHP Reaches Milestone with 2,000 Residency Programs
ASHP last week announced that it reached a new milestone in accreditation, with 2000 residency programs across the country undergoing the organization's accreditation process. The creation of residency training programs in institutions doubled from 500 to 1000 programs between 1999 and 2009 and has since doubled again. (ASHP NewsLink 10.27.15)

ASHP's Resident Reward and Recertification Program
The first program of its kind, ASHP's Resident Reward & Recertification Program takes professional development to the next level. If you are a resident or new practitioner considering a BCPS designation, you can register for our new program and get access to our pharmacotherapy review course—live or online—and the practice test at no cost. In return, you will complete your recertification cycle with ASHP for only $10/month. That price is guaranteed for the entire seven-year recertification cycle and includes more than the required 120 hours. Learn more and register (source: ASHP NewsLink 3.17.15)