Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Kings Highway Division
Department of Pharmacy Residency Program

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Pharmacy Practice Residency
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2011-2012 Resident Contact Information


Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Kings Highway Division, is a 212 bed community hospital which has been serving the Brooklyn community for over fifty years. It is a level two 911 receiving hospital and a designated stroke center. Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Kings Highway Division along with Beth Israel, Petrie Division, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, Mount Sinai West, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai has formed Mount Sinai Health System, the largest provider of inpatient care in New York State and one of the largest in the United States. Mount Sinai Beth Israel is accredited by The Joint Commission.


The Post Graduate Year – One (PGY-1) pharmacy residency program at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Kings Highway Division is an accredited program with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). The program offers two PGY-1 pharmacy residency positions. The Department’s philosophy upholds the concept of “pharmaceutical care” which recognizes the pharmacist’s contribution to patient care. The Pharmacy Department in conjunction with the departments of Nursing and Medicine provide a teamwork approach toward quality patient care. In conjunction with Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Petrie Division, and Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt, the 12-month clinically-oriented program, beginning July 1st, offers Residents opportunities to become involved in many outstanding specialty programs. Training in all facets of hospital pharmacy practice will be provided with experience in the following areas:

  • Acute Care
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Drug Policy Development
  • Practice Management



Beth Israel Kings Highway PGY-1 pharmacy residency program will provide comprehensive training in all facets of hospital pharmacy practice. Each rotation is typically 6 weeks in duration, but can be tailored to each resident’s interests. Pharmacotherapy training for our residency program includes, but is not limited to the following areas:

Acute care
• Internal/Family Medicine
• Intensive Care Unit
• Infectious Disease
• Cardiology
• Emergency Medicine

Ambulatory care
• Oncology
• Infectious Diseases/HIV

Drug Policy Development
• Drug Information
• Drug Use Policy Development
• Drug Usage Evaluation

Practice Management
• Information Systems
• Supervisory Experience
• Quality Improvement
• Medication Use Safety
• Administration



Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Kings Highway Division offers its residents a highly competitive compensation package including a stipend, paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave, full health benefits, membership in professional organizations, and a travel allowance for selected seminars, including the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and the Eastern States Residency Conference. Residents will also be reimbursed for New York State licensure.


The application deadline is January 13, 2012 and the application requirements include the following:
• Essay expressing interests and reasons for pursuing a residency
• Curriculum Vitae
• Official academic transcripts
• Three letters of recommendation

Submit all materials to:

Julia Tsybulsky, Pharm.D.
Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Kings Highway Division
Department of Pharmacy
3201 Kings Highway
Brooklyn, NY 11234
Phone: (718) 951-2755
Fax: (718) 951-2729


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Interviews are mandatory. The candidate must apply through the ASHP Resident Matching Program. The applicant must be a graduate of an accredited college of pharmacy. Eligibility for licensure in New York is required.

While the NAPLEX and MPJE exams can be taken anytime after graduation, the New York State Written and Practical (Compounding) exam is offered in June and January only. The applicant must take NYS Compounding Exam in June of his or her residency year and may retake in January if necessary. The resident must be licensed in NYS no later than February of the residency year. More information about New York State licensure can be found at the New York State Education Department’s Office of the Professions website:

Please feel free to contact one of our current residents or preceptors if you have any questions.


Georgia Verveniotis, CDE, RPh.
Director of Pharmacy
Administration Preceptor
(718) 951-2830

Julia Tsybulsky, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacy Manager
(718) 951-2755

Lucy Cannizzaro, RPh
Clinical Pharmacy Manager
(718) 951-2716

Yolanda Rodriguez, RPh.
Philips Ambulatory Care Center Pharmacy Manager
(212) 844-8624




Dora Li, Pharm.D.
Phone: (718) 951-3033

Stephen Kung, Pharm.D.
Phone: (718) 951-3033