PGY1 Pharmacy residency at Baystate Medical Center

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PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Curriculum

The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program is designed to provide exposure to all aspects of pharmacy practice while allowing the resident to customize the residency to desired practice areas.

Core Required Rotations (4 Week Duration)

Complete All Below

  • Hospital/Pharmacy Orientation
  • Adult Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Hematology/Oncology and Investigational Drug Services
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medication Safety
  • Pediatrics
  • Research (December)

Elective Rotations (4 Week Duration; Choose 2)

  • Repeat Any Core Rotation
  • Academia
  • Infectious Disease/Consult Service
  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Psychiatry
  • Rural Hospital Rotation

Longitudinal Learning Experiences

Inpatient Pharmacy Services (12 months)

  • Staffing- (every third weekend and 1 evening/week)
  • Drug Information & Non-formulary Requests On-Call Pager (1 week every 6 weeks)

Ambulatory Clinic/Patient Care Longitudinal (5 experiences; 10 months total)

  • Pharmacotherapy Clinic: ½ Day/Week (8 weeks)
  • Mason Square Diabetes Clinic: ½ Day/Week (8 weeks)
  • Discharge Counseling: ½ Day/Week (8 weeks)
  • HIV Clinic: ½ Day/Week (8 weeks)
  • Health New England Medication Management Clinic: ½ Day/Week (8 weeks)

Pharmacy Administration Longitudinal (12 months)

  • Pharmacy Administration Seminars:
    • Drug Use Policy/Regulatory
    • Management ( Human Resources, Evaluations, Financials, etc)
    • Quality/Benchmarking
    • Leadership (Leading yourself, Leading others)

Residency Research Project (12 months)

  • Project design and research
  • IRB Approval
  • Project Presentation ( UHC, Eastern States)
  • Project write-up

Education/Academia (12 months)

  • Journal Club & Case Discussion Presentations
  • Continuing Education Presentation
  • Precept/Mentor Pharmacy Students
  • Advanced Teaching (MCPHS-Worcester)