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PGY1 Pharmacy Program 

The residency allows integration with a dynamic, multidisciplinary health care team, collaborating with world-class clinicians as residents build the knowledge and expertise to define your future as a pharmacy professional. 

The PGY1 Residency consists of a series of learning experiences that span a 52-week period.  Specific learning experiences and goals will be accomplished in discrete blocks of time, while others will occur longitudinally throughout the duration of the residency.  Residency time will be generally structured as follows:

Orientation / Training  4 weeks
Residency Learning Experiences       48 weeks
Conferences 1 week
Interviews / Holidays / Time Off 14 days plus 3 interview days
(Not a contiguous block)
Project Days 10 days (not a contiguous block)


Required Rotational Experiences:

1. Health System Administration
and Leadership*  
2 weeks

2. Ambulatory Care
     a. Heart failure/Anticoagulation
     b. Infusion Therapy Services
     c. Medication Management Clinics
     (including Dermatology and
     Rheumatology Specialties
     d. Psychiatry

4 weeks
3. Pediatrics
4 weeks
4. Antibiotic Stewardship
4 weeks
5. General Medicine
4 weeks
6. General Cardiology 4 weeks
7. Transitions of Care       
4 weeks
8. Critical Care
4 weeks
     a. Cardiac ICU
     b. Cardiothoracic ICU
     c. Medical ICU
     d. Neonatal ICU  
     e. Neuroscience ICU  
     f.  Pediatric ICU
     g. Surgical ICU  
10. Hospital Pharmacy Practice
 6 weeks

* Option to extend to 4 weeks 

Elective Rotational Experiences:

  1. Acute Pain Service*
  2. Burn ICU
  3. Drug Procurement & Business Practices
  4. Emergency Medicine
  5. Investigational Drug Service*
  6. Medication Safety*
  7. Neurology
  8. Nutrition/TPN
  9. Obstetrics
  10. Oncology
  11. Palliative Care
  12. Perioperative Servcice: Anesthesia*
  13. Pharmacogenomics
  14. Precepting
  15. Psychiatry
  16. Solid Organ Trnasplant
  17. Specialty Pharmacy
  18. Sterile Products*
  19. Repeat rotation with RPD approval

* Available as 2 week rotation

Longitudinal Experiences

  1. Residency projects:
    • Quality improvement project and medication use evaluation (MUE) focused on providing better, safer and more cost-effective care
    • Poster presentation at conference such as ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
    • Platform presentation at conference such as the New England Residency Conference
    • Drug Monograph
    • Prepare a manuscript suitable for publication
  2. Hospital Pharmacy Practice: 6 weeks (three, 2 week segments during the year) of providing patient care on the evening shift to a clinical area. At least one segment will be an evening Pharmacist in Charge Experience.
  3. Formulary Stewardship: formal learning experience to manage the formulary and learn critical communication strategies via off-hours medication stewardship. Formulary pager hours are 8 pm to 8 a.m. Residents assigned shifts approximately once every three weeks.
  4. Staffing: Every third weekend (12 day stretches required) in a day or evening operations or clinical shift. Any shift, including night shift, may be scheduled at the discretion of residency director. 


  • One major holiday (Christmas, Thanksgiving or New Year’s)
  • Minor holidays (Fourth of July, Martin Luther King Jr Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day)
  • Every third weekend

*Any staffing shift including night shift may be filled at discretion of residency director.
**Major and minor holidays not worked require resident to take a PTO day

PGY1 Requirements for Graduation:

  1. Educational checklist complete
    • Pharmacy Grand Rounds
    • Clinical Case Conference
    • In-service (at least 2 to 2 different audiences)
    • Community Service (2)
    • Journal Club (4)
    • Monograph, Policy or Guideline
    • Medication Use Evaluation
    • Manuscript (see below)
  2. Portfolio complete (completed documents for each checklist item uploaded to resident portfolio)
  3. Quality Improvement project completed 
  4. Poster presentation at a meeting such as Midyear Meeting and a platform presentation at a meeting such as New England Residency Conference
  5. Achieved at least 80% of ASHP residency objectives (Preceptor marked as "achieved" on at least two occasions or other documentation demonstrating achievement of the objective as evaluated by the RPC/RPD)
  6. Manuscript suitable for publication (Complete manuscript incorporating at least two rounds of preceptor feedback)
  7. Compliant with all pharmacist mandatory requirements (e.g. current pharmacist license in good standing on file, completion of all mandatory training)

The learning experiences will include a series of learning activities designed to expose the resident to many facets of pharmacy practice with guidance from the preceptor. An individual resident plan and calendar will be developed for each resident.

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