Pharmacy Residency Program

Application Requirements

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree by July of the residency year.
  • Participation in ASHP’s Pharmacy Residency Match Program.
  • Eligibility for licensure in New Jersey.

The following must be submitted by December 31, via PhORCAS:

  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Letter of intent/personal statement.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Official Transcripts.


  • Medical, Dental, & Prescription insurance plans.
  • Paid time off.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Registration and travel to attend ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting & Eastern States Residency Conference.
  • Enrollment into Rutgers Online Teaching Certificate program.

About Mountainside Medical Center PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency

  • The pharmacy department, medical staff & administration at Mountainside Medical Center recognize the value and need for residency training in preparing individuals for careers in clinical pharmacy practice.
  • Our 12-month ASHP-accredited program will provide a well-rounded training experience, offering you the opportunity to further develop your clinical and leadership skills while exploring the many facets of hospital pharmacy practice.
  • Over the course of the residency year, you’ll engage in a variety of patient care rotational experiences with opportunities for patient care interactions, as well as with various medical team members via multidisciplinary rounds.
  • During your experiences you will have the benefit of being supported by state-of-the-art pharmaceutical technologies, including automated dispensing cabinets & a fully integrated electronic medical record (EPIC) with bedside barcoding. In addition, our clinical pharmacy specialists serving as preceptors have robust experience, many having also completed a residency themselves, as well as having Family & Internal Med Medical Residents, thus fostering a supportive learning environment.
  • Ultimately, the primary goal of our residency program is to provide our resident(s) with practical clinical training, as well as exposure to the research & administrative aspects of pharmacy practice. This will allow our resident(s) to build medication management skills & optimize the role of the pharmacist in patient-centered care.

The purpose of the HackensackUMC Mountainside Medical Center’s Post-Graduate Year One (PGY-1) pharmacy residency program is to build on your Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D.) 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.”

Richard Adamczyk, Residency Program Director

If you have any questions on the Residency Program, please contact:

Richard Adamczyk MPH, Pharm.D.

Residency Program Director (973) 429-6523
Mona Nashed B.S, Pharm.D.

Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator (973) 429-6123