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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. clinic
     b. specialty pharmacy

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. Neuroscience ICU  
     e. Surgical ICU  
9. Hospital Pharmacy Practice
 6 weeks

* Option to extend to 4 weeks 

Elective Rotational Experiences:

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

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
  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
  3. Formulary Stewardship: opportunity to manage the formulary and learn critical communication strategies via off-hours medication stewardship and review of medication requests
  4. Pharmacist in Charge: utilize leadership and problem solving skills to ensure optimal patient care and operations on weekend shifts every third weekend (12 day stretches required) and any shift, including night shift (typically 3 per year), 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 (1)
    • Clinical Case Conference (1)
    • In-service (at least 2 to 2 different audiences)
    • Community Service (2)
    • Journal Club (4)
    • Monograph, Policy or Guideline (1)
    • Medication Use Evaluation (1)
    • Manuscript (1) (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 for residency (ACHR) at least 80% of ASHP residency objectives (ACHR is defined as a preceptor or RPC/RPD marking an objective as “achieved” on at least two occasions or the resident has “achieved” the objective at least once with documentation demonstrating achievement of the objective as evaluated by the RPDC/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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