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PGY-1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency Program At-A-Glance

The Baystate Medical Center PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy 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 are fully accredited. We are affiliated with Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Western New England University College of Pharmacy.

Chief Pharmacy Officer: Gary J. Kerr, MBA, PharmD | Director of Pharmacy: Kevin Miller, B.S. Pharm

Residency Program Director:  Jason Cross, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP  email: jason.cross@baystatehealth.org

Assistant Residency Program Director: Jennifer Glisson, PharmD  email: jennifer.glisson@baystatehealth.org

Program and Department Metrics

  • Affiliations: MCPHS University, Worcester, MA and Western New England University, Springfield, MA
  • Length of Program: 12 months
  • Residents Accepted into Program: 2
  • Start Date: July 1
  • Total Number of Pharmacy Staff: 60

Baystate Metrics

  • Tertiary Care Referral Center
  • Level 1 Trauma Center
  • Average Daily Census: 80 - 90%
  • Accredited by the Joint Commission and designated a Magnet Facility
  • Fully integrated prescriber order entry clinical information system
  • 3 Family Health Centers with Pharmacotherapy Services

Resident Salary & Benefits

  • Estimated Stipend: $48,000.00
  • 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 Information

  • Core Required Rotations (4-6 Week Duration): Orientation, Adult Internal Medicine, Cardiology (Acute Heart Failure Inpatient), Academia (January or February)
  • Longitudinal Learning Experiences (Sept-June): COPD Clinic, Inpatient Transitions of Care (Heart Failure and Adult Inpatient Internal Medicine), Specialty Pharmacy, Pharmacy Administration, Patient Centered Medical Home Ambulatory Care, Staffing, Medication Safety, Research/Quality Improvement Project, Education/Academia (MCPHS-University)

The PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency conducted by Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.