We offer a number of training experiences for residents and fellows.  Please see the different categories below for more information.  If you are interested in applying to a residency or fellowship, please contact the preceptor.

HOPE Collaborative Group Fellowship

We currently have two pharmacy fellows in the HOPE Collaborative Group.  These fellows are pharmacists eligible for licensure in Connecticut.  They learn to conduct systematic reviews, clinical trials, and observational trials.  They help co-precept advanced pharmacy practice experiences for pharmacy students and provide support for didactic lectures and teaching laboratory assignments at the UCONN School of Pharmacy.  They also provide clinical support to Hartford Hospital.  As an American College of Clinical Pharmacy approved training program, the fellows devote 70% of their time to scholarship.


  • Brandon Martinez, Pharm.D.
  • Benjamin Maio, Pharm.D.


Henry A. Palmer Fellowship in Pharmacy Practice Transformation

The Palmer Fellowship provides a unique one-year pharmacy practice transformation learning experience that allows the fellow to make practical contributions to the effective use of clinical and pharmacy practice knowledge, change management processes, and business/administrative considerations in emerging care delivery models (PCMHs, ACOs, community-based health teams).

The fellowship scholarly opportunities include health services research in the topics listed below, with the ultimate goal of disseminating research findings to inform sustainable, evidence-based, medication management practices.

  • Integrating pharmacists within primary care health care teams.
  • Advancing practical workflows for medication use and safety processes.
  • Evaluating the impact of medication management services at the patient and practice-level.

Other scholarly activities include grant writing, protocol management, data collection and analysis, manuscript preparations, as well as formal and informal presentations. In addition to research and scholarship, the fellow is also actively engaged in the following:

  • Didactic, application-based, and experiential teaching within the school of pharmacy.
  • Providing clinical pharmacy services within an outpatient primary care medical office affiliated with the university teaching hospital.

Examples of longitudinal experiences include attendance at the CT Healthcare Cabinet meetings and other local state organizations, including the Connecticut Institute for Primary Care Innovation (CIPCI) and the Primary Care Coalition of Connecticut (PCCC).

The fellowship spans 12 months starting in a June/July timeframe and is primarily based in Storrs, CT.


  • Erika Vuernick, PharmD

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Infectious Disease Residency – Pediatrics

The Infectious Diseases Residency is a Post-Graduate Year 2 (PGY-2) experience to foster the resident’s ability to function as an independent clinical pharmacist in the pediatric infectious disease setting. The residency takes place at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. The Residency Handbook contains additional information.


  • Grant Stimes, Pharm.D., MPA

Residency Program Director

Pharmacy Practice Residency

The Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY-1) Pharmacy Residency Program at John Dempsey Hospital at UConn Health was re-established in 2012. The residency earned full accreditation status in 2013 by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

The purpose of this program is to develop the resident into a clinical practitioner who will contribute to positive patient outcomes. The residency program develops competency in the areas of acute patient care, ambulatory/primary care, drug information and management.

The program has a strong affiliation with the UConn School of Pharmacy through its many preceptors located at UConn Health, its teaching certificate program for residents and preceptors, and much more. More detailed information, as well as profiles of current residents and their projects, can be found on the UConn Health residency website.

Residency Program Director

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