Pharmacy Residency and Fellowship Programs

Fisher pharmacy residents and fellows gain real-world experience as consulting members of health care teams in a broad range of clinical settings.

2023-2024 pharmacy residents Catherine DeFazio, William DePasquale, and Hannah Fifield.

2023-2024 pharmacy residents Catherine DeFazio, William DePasquale, and Hannah Fifield.

The pharmacy residency program at Fisher prepares graduates to become competent clinical pharmacists through experiences in a variety of health care settings. Over the twelve-month residencies, participants will become proficient in the pharmacotherapy management of most chronic disease states, as well as areas of quality improvement and research. Residents will serve as members of diverse health care teams in collaboration with physicians, medical residents, advanced practice providers, nurses, social workers, and insurance enrollers.

In addition to clinical experiences, residents will have the opportunity to cultivate teaching skills through precepting in a variety of settings, including lecture preparation and didactic teaching. Residents will also be able to develop additional skills by participating in the teaching certificate program offered by the Wegmans School of Pharmacy.

Residency Experiences

Residency experiences will be longitudinal in several locations across the Rochester and Syracuse areas, including the Rochester Regional Health System, the University of Rochester Medical Center, Wegmans, Upstate Medical University, and St. Joseph’s Hospital. Residents are also eligible to participate in a wide range of elective rotations based on their areas of professional interest.

View Residency Descriptions

Additional Opportunities and Research

Participation in monthly journal clubs with medical residents, quarterly leadership and development workshops, and community service activities complement the resident experience. Residents will participate in at least one continuing education program and a minimum of two clinical conference presentations to health care professionals. Additional involvement in presentations may be requested throughout the year.

Completion of a pharmacy practice-related research project is required and results are to be presented at a state or national level professional meeting, as well as submitted for manuscript publication. Opportunities for involvement in additional research or quality improvement projects may be available.

Fellowship Experience

The fellowship experience is sponsored by the Wegmans School of Pharmacy and the Monroe County Department of Public Health. The fellowship provides pharmacists the opportunity to engage in pharmacy-focused public health training and hands-on work in the areas of advocacy, research, patient care, and teaching. 

Meet Our Fellow

Martha Poe
Dr. Martha Poe
Public Health Pharmacy Fellow

Wegmans School of Pharmacy and Monroe County Department of Public Health

Poe earned her Pharm.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy in spring 2022, and holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental horticulture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She brings experience in public health that includes prior work during a global health rotation in Arlington, Virginia. She also served on the Public Health Committee of the International Pharmaceutical Students Federation.

Poe chose to pursue this fellowship because of its emphasis on health outreach programming, public health research, and clinical care of underserved populations. Strengthening her skills as a researcher and clinician are just a few of her short-term goals; she also plans to pursue a master’s degree in public health. In the future, Poe would like to work in public health both domestically and internationally as a pharmacist and public health program manager. She hopes to draw awareness to the role of pharmacy in public health in hopes to expand pharmacy’s contribution to population health.