PGY2 Residency in Cardiology Pharmacy

In this one-year post-graduate training program, the resident will develop the knowledge and skills required to provide and manage drug therapy for patients with cardiovascular diseases.

residency at a glance

Start / End Dates July 8, 2024 - July 4, 2025
Residency Director Kate Cabral, PharmD, FACC, BCCP, FCCP
Location Albany, NY
Practice Sites
  • Capital Cardiology Associates
  • Albany Medical Center
  • Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • St. Peters Health Partners @ Samaritan Hospital
Stipend $51,500
Benefits include ...
  • Medical Insurance
  • Travel Stipend
  • Ten (10) holidays
Outcomes Residents who successfully complete this program will be prepared for advanced patient care and academic practice, along with board certification in cardiology pharmacy (BCCP).  
Application Deadline January 12, 2024 via PhorCAS

program overview

The PGY2 Residency Program in Cardiology Pharmacy is a 12-month, full time curriculum divided into monthly and longitudinal experiences. It is designed to provide the resident with clinical insights and practical experiences in cardiovascular pharmacotherapy care.

The program will teach the resident to serve as an expert on the optimal use of medications used in the care of patients with cardiovascular diseases with a focus on ambulatory care.

The resident will gain additional training and experience through exposure to a variety of cardiovascular disease states, direct patient care, practice-based research, and teaching.


PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on PharmD education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification in cardiology pharmacy (BCCP).

clinical learning experiences

The resident will work with multidisciplinary teams to provide direct patient care. The primary residency activities will take place at Capital Cardiology Associates, Albany Medical Center and Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and St. Peters Health Partners @ Samaritan Hospital.

Blocked Experiences
  • Diagnostic testing/imaging/interventional
  • Cardiac Care Unit
  • Clinical Care Cardiology
  • Ambulatory Care Blocks
    • Structural heart clinic 
    • Enhanced Cardiac Access 
    • Pharmacotherapy consult clinic 
    • Lipid management clinic 
    • Advanced heart failure clinic
    • Weight management/wellness clinic
    • Cardio-onco clinic 
Longitudinal Experiences
  • Research/scholarship
  • Academia/teaching
Training Experience/Responsibilities
  • Active participation in patient care rounds
  • Active participation in providing ambulatory care patient appointments 
  • Developing evidence-based practice protocols
Teaching, Research, and Scholarship

The resident will engage in educational activities including didactic and experiential precepting of Doctor of Pharmacy students from ACPHS. They will also develop advanced clinical pharmacy and leadership skills by providing continuing education to healthcare practitioners, including routine in-services.

Did You Know ... ACPHS offers a Teaching and Learning Certificate program to all residents and fellows. The program was developed by the College and provides a range of experiences tailored specifically for those who aspire to work in academia.

By the end of the residency, the resident will complete a practice-based research project to be presented at a national meeting. The project will focus on promoting the growth of pharmacy services in ambulatory care settings and providing outcome evidence demonstrating the benefits of pharmacist involvement.

Other related activities will include medical writing (e.g., review paper, newsletter articles) and involvement in local and national professional organizations focused on cardiovascular care.


Current Resident
  • Emily Persson, PharmD
Past Residents
  • Erin Tersegno, PharmD 2022-2023
  • Kaitlyn Cassidy, PharmD 2021-2022
  • Stephen Chamberlin, PharmD 2021-2022
  • Maura Falli, PharmD 2020-2021
  • Emily Plumadore, PharmD 2019-2020
About Capital Cardiology Associates

Capital Cardiology Associates is a benchmark cardiology practice providing a full range of diagnostic, interventional, surgical, therapeutic, and preventative services in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. The practice includes 30 board-certified cardiologists, as well as physician assistants, nurse practitioners, fellows, nurses, and medical assistants. There are approximately 2,000 patients seen each week at the site.

how to apply


Before applying for the PGY2 Specialty Cardiology Residency Program, applicants must:

  • Be self-directed, motivated, and display a commitment to professional involvement
  • Have strong interpersonal and communication skills and a desire to provide patient-centered care in an ambulatory pharmacy setting
  • Possess a PharmD degree from an ACPE accredited School/College of Pharmacy 
  • Be eligible for a license to practice pharmacy in New York State 
  • Be a U.S. citizen or carry a permanent resident VISA
  • Have completed, or expect to complete, a PGY1 ASHP-accredited residency program 

The resident must also complete their licensure within two (2) months of beginning the residency.

Application Packet

Completed applications include the following:

  • Application form submitted through the PhORCAS Application portal
  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Most recent college transcript
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • National Matching Services Number