Pharmacy Rotations & Electives

During the orientation period, pharmacy residents will meet with the program director and coordinator to develop a customized plan and schedule of rotations for the year. 

Residency experiences are a combination of rotational, longitudinal, and annual experiences.  Each resident will participate in the development of his or her residency plan.   It is expected that the resident completes a longitudinal project, presenting a poster at ASHP MCM and platform presentation at the NYSCHP Annual Assembly.

Requirements and options are listed below.

 Required Rotations

  • 1 month of orientation/inpatient training
  • Family Medicine – inpatient with DO residents/physicians (every other month)
  • Outpatient Family Medicine at Summit Healthplex
  • Practice Management – Niagara Falls Memorial (NFMMC)
  • Emergency Medicine – NFMMC/ER1 Emergency Department

Electives – 3 modules

  • Infectious Diseases – NFMMC
  • International Medicine – NFMMC/DYC, Ecuador, etc.
  • Geriatrics – Brothers of Mercy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
  • Internal Medicine - Buffalo General Medical Center
  • Psychiatric – NFMMC, Buffalo Psychiatric Center
  • Toxicology – Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Oncology – Roswell Park Cancer Institute


  • Academia
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Ambulatory Care – Summit Family Medicine Suite 200
  • Drug Information, Pharmacy & Therapeutics
  • Medication Reconciliation/Medication Safety
  • Research Project
  • Staffing Requirements (every 3rd weekend plus 1 evening/week, “training” in July, and on-call pager services)