Pharmacy Residency Programs

Pharmacy Residency Program

Contact the Pharmacy Residency Program

PGY2 Ambulatory Care Program Director
Ruth Dapaah-Afriyie, PharmD, BCACP

PGY2 Oncology Program Director
Justin Huynh, PharmD, BCOP

PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Program Director
Steve Willis, PharmD

Rhode Island Hospital, in partnership with the College of Pharmacy at the University of Rhode Island, offers American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency programs in ambulatory care and oncology. Rhode Island Hospital is also pleased to offer two PGY1 pharmacy practice residency positions beginning Summer 2018.

Residents are directed in skills critical to patient care, communication and leadership within a multidisciplinary health care team.


The PGY1 pharmacy practice residency program builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in general pharmacy practice. Completion of the PGY1 program will prepare the pharmacist for clinical practice or continuing on to a PGY2 residency.

Our PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

Program graduates will be prepared to function independently as clinical pharmacy specialists and essential members of an interdisciplinary team in their respective areas. Graduates will also be ready for board certification in their respective specialties. PGY2 residents will also function as adjunct faculty for pharmacy students on rotation and in didactic learning experiences at the College of Pharmacy. 


  • PharmD degree from an accredited school/college of pharmacy
  • Eligibility for Rhode Island licensure
  • Completion of PGY1 residency for PGY2 residencies
  • Personal interview
  • Example of completed project in PowerPoint, to be uploaded with application in the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application (PhORCAS)

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