Pharmacy Residency


Current Residents Megan Machnicz and Olga Shutov

The Hospital of Central Connecticut is excited to meet candidates for the 2023-2024 residency year.

Please join us at the following showcases to learn more about our program:

  • New England Regional Residency Showcase (Virtual): Oct 6th 9 am-12 pm
  • Rutgers Pharmacy Residency & Fellowship Annual Showcase (Virtual): Oct 21st  11 am-1pm
  • ASHP Residency Showcase - visit us in person at booth 6503 on Dec 6th
    1 pm-4 pm or virtually on December 15
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The Mission of the Hospital of Central Connecticut’s PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program:

Our PGY1 pharmacy residency program builds on PharmD education and outcomes to contribute to the development of a clinical pharmacist responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

What makes our program unique?

  • Our program provides a close-knit, supportive training environment while also being connected to a large healthcare system.
  • Residents network and collaborate with their peers within the four Hartford HealthCare residency programs when participating in the UConn Teaching & Learning certificate program and professional development series.
  • Being part of a residency program with two residents offers more individual attention, mentoring, and flexibility.
  • Each resident selects a mentor who advocates for their success, facilitates communication among preceptors, and promotes well-being.
  • Residents have many opportunities to gain experience precepting pharmacy students and teaching lectures at local schools of pharmacy.
  • We have an excellent team of enthusiastic and experienced preceptors with specialists in multiple areas of the hospital who deliver robust learning experiences.
  • Residents complete a research project with the support of a dedicated mentor and a statistician to help them successfully design and conduct a high-quality study.

Download the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Manual


Learning Experiences

The following core learning experiences are required:

  • Orientation (6 weeks)
  • Internal Medicine I and II
  • Critical Care (6 weeks)
  • Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Administration/Management
  • Research (longitudinal)
  • Teaching and Learning (longitudinal)
  • Staffing (longitudinal)
  • Medication Safety (longitudinal)

*All core learning experiences are 4 weeks in duration unless otherwise noted.

Residents will complete 4 elective learning experiences during their residency year. Depending on availability, elective learning experiences can be chosen from these areas:

  • Neonatal ICU (3 weeks)
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Transitions of Care
  • Anticoagulation Clinic (offsite)
  • Surgical ICU
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Ambulatory Oncology
  • Solid organ transplant (offsite)

* All elective learning experiences are 4 weeks in duration unless otherwise noted.

View a sample weekly schedule


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Hartford HealthCare and the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program at the Hospital of Central Connecticut are committed to supporting an environment that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The Hospital of Central Connecticut serves a diverse patient population in New Britain, CT and surrounding cities and towns including a large percentage of Spanish and Polish speaking residents. We greatly value diversity in our residency candidates and in the patients that we serve.

Learn more regarding efforts to promote DEI at Hartford HealthCare.


Wellness and Resiliency

The Hospital of Central Connecticut PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency preceptors and residents are provided with several resources to promote wellness and resiliency. Each resident is paired with a preceptor mentor that lends guidance, expertise, and support throughout the year. A residency huddle is conducted weekly that recognizes preceptors and residents who demonstrate discretionary efforts, tracks wellness, and provide tips to better manage stress. Educational presentations are offered to residents and preceptors that focus on strategies to promote well-being and prevent burnout. Residents are given a day off following their staffing weekend to recover mentally and physically after working a long-stretch of days in a row. The pharmacy department also hosts many events during the holidays and has a social gathering once a month at local venues near the hospital which provides a great way to get to know each other outside of work.

Hartford HealthCare offers many other resources to encourage wellness including the HHC Colleague Well-Being App and Wellness Wednesdays webinars.  


Living in Connecticut

Connecticut is great place to live for those that love exploring the outdoors with easy access to several beautiful beaches, lakes, and rivers as well as many hiking and biking trails throughout the state. There are many different types of attractions including music and theater venues, restaurants, shopping, wineries and breweries. Experience vibrant art and culture at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, the New Britain Museum of American Art, the Bushnell Performing Arts Center, and Hartford Stage. Connecticut is also home to the two of the world’s leading casino destinations at Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun to enjoy exciting live entertainment and gaming.

For more information about things to see and do in Connecticut visit: https://ctvisit.com/ and https://portal.ct.gov/ChooseCt/


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Contact Info

Alexander Levine PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Director
Clinical Pharmacist
The Hospital of Central Connecticut
100 Grand Street
New Britain, CT 06050
860.224.5900
Alexander.Levine@hhchealth.org

Pharmacy Residency

New Britain General Campus
100 Grand Street
New Britain, CT 06050
860.224.5513
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Alexander Levine PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Director
Clinical Pharmacist
The Hospital of Central Connecticut
100 Grand Street
New Britain, CT 06050
860.224.5900
Alexander.Levine@hhchealth.org