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PGY1 | 2 HSPAL Residency Program At-A-Glance

The Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL) Residency Program strives to be a program that will address our pharmacy residents’ career goals and interest areas. We participate in the ASHP residency match and, as this is out inaugural year, are in pre-candidate accreditation status. Our affiliations are with Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Western New England University College of Pharmacy.

Chief Pharmacy Officer: Gary J. Kerr, MBA, PharmD | Senior Director of Pharmacy: Aaron Michelucci, PharmD

Residency Program Director:  Aaron Michelucci, PharmD  email: aaron.michelucci@baystatehealth.org  phone: 413-794-4044

Program and Department Statistics

  • Length of Program: 24 months
  • Residents Accepted into Program: 2 (one for each year)
  • Start Date: July 1
  • Total Number of Pharmacy Staff: 125

Baystate Medical Center Statistics

  • Tertiary Care Referral Center
  • Level 1 Trauma Center
  • Home to Baystate's Children's Hospital with Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units
  • Average Daily Census: 80 - 90%
  • Accredited by the Joint Commission and designated a Magnet Facility
  • Fully integrated prescriber order entry clinical information system

Resident Salary & Benefits

  • Estimated Stipend: PGY1 = $50,300.00 | PGY2 = $51,250
  • 18 Paid Time Off Days (Holiday, Vacation and Sick)
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Travel to ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Eastern States Residency Conference
  • Educational support

Curriculum Summary

PGY1

  • Core Required Rotations (4 Week Duration): Orientation, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Medication Safety, Pediatrics, Adult Critical Care, Resident Self-improvement Rotation (5-6 weeks)
  • Elective Rotations - Complete 4 (4 Week Duration): Academia, Critical Care II, Ambulatory Care-Anticoagulation, Emergency Medicine, Geriatrics, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease Consult Service, Neo natal Critical Care, Neurology, Opioid Stewardship, Pediatric Critical Care, Renal Transplant
  • Longitudinal Learning Experiences (8): Inpatient Pharmacy Operations, Drug Information & Non-formulary Requests Pager, Ambulatory Clinic/Patient Care, Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, Pharmacy Administration, Residency Project, Education/Academia, Resident Resilience and Wellness

PGY2

  • Core Required Rotations (8 week, overlapping rotations): Orientation, Clinical Leadership, Operational Leadership, Supply Chain Leadership, Executive Pharmacy Leadership Regulatory Leadership)
  • Elective Rotations: Outpatient Oncology Management
  • Longitudinal Learning Experiences: Accreditation Pharmacy Leadership, Inpatient Pharmacy Services, Drug Information/Non-formulary drug approval, Medication Safety, Chief Pharmacy Resident Role and Responsibilities, ACPE continuing education presentation, Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, Pharmacy Administration, Residency Project, Education/Academia, Resident Resilience and Wellness