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PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency Curriculum

The PGY1 Community Based Pharmacy Residency Program’s purpose is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to develop community based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certificates.

It 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

  • Orientation
  • Adult Internal Medicine (In-patient)
  • Cardiology (Acute Heart Failure In-patient)
  • Academia (January or February)

Longitudinal Learning Experiences

Outpatient Pharmacy Services (11 months)

  • Staffing- (every fourth weekend, 1 evening/week in outpatient pharmacy, 1 evening/week in Emergency Room Fast Track)

Ambulatory Clinic/Patient Care Longitudinal (11 months)

  • High Street Pharmacy Clinic: 1-2 days/week

Transitions of Care Pharmacy (11 months)

  • In-patient Heart Failure and Adult In-patient Internal Medicine: 1-2 days/week

Specialty Pharmacy (11 months)

  • Baystate Specialty Pharmacy: 1 day/week

Pharmacy Administration Longitudinal (11 months)

Pharmacy Administration Seminars:

  • Leadership (Leading yourself, Leading others)
  • QREs and Continuous Quality Improvement

Residency Quality Improvement Project (11 months)

  • Project design and implementation
  • Project Presentation (Vizient Pharmacy Network December Meeting, Eastern States)
  • Project write-up

Education/Academia (11 months)

  • Journal Club & Case Discussion Presentations
  • Continuing Education Presentation
  • Precept/Mentor Pharmacy Students
  • Advanced Teaching: MCPHS-Worcester or Western New England University (optional)

Longitudinal Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Pharmacotherapy Clinic (Adult)

Specialty Pharmacy


Transitions of Care

Morning Reserved Time


Transitions of Care - Heart Failure Focus
alternating with
Pharmacotherapy Clinic (Pediatrics)

  Staff ( 4 - 8 pm)   Emergency Department Fast Track
(12 - 8 pm)