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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.

Chief Pharmacy Officer: Gary J. Kerr, MBA, PharmD | Director of Pharmacy: Jeanne Szwajkowski, PharmD

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.