Pharmacy Residency Programs

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 pharmacy residency programs in ambulatory care and oncology.

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

Pharmacy Residency Program

Contact the Pharmacy Residency Program

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

Oncology Program Director
Justin Huynh, PharmD, BCOP


PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. 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 of oncology or ambulatory care pharmacy practice. 

They will also function as adjunct faculty for pharmacy students on rotation and in didactic learning experiences at the College of Pharmacy. 

Finally, graduates will be prepared for board certification in their respective specialties of ambulatory care or oncology pharmacy practice.


  • PharmD degree from an accredited school/college of pharmacy
  • Eligibility for Rhode Island licensure
  • Completion of PGY1 residency
  • 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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PhORCAS brings multiple residency application materials together in one location.

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