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PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

The PGY1 pharmacy residency program at Baystate Medical Center builds on pharmacy education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Varied and Balanced Training

Our intense twelve-month PGY1 residency program provides experiences in a variety of settings, focusing on the core areas of pharmacy practice specified in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Accreditation Standards, including patient care and practice management. 

PGY1 program graduates will be self-directed learners in the areas of service, teaching, and quality improvement.


  • Utilize the "best practice" model in the delivery of patient care
  • Function as an integral member of the healthcare team
  • Employ evidence-based thought processes for the resolution of clinical problems
  • Promote and support a safe and effective medication use process
  • Serve as leaders of the profession


  • Educate healthcare providers about "best practice" through written and verbal means
  • Effectively communicate teaching points to students in small group, classroom, and practice environments
  • Actively participate in patient counseling and other forms of patient teaching
  • Opportunity to attend pharmacy residents teaching seminar offered in cooperation with MCPHS University
  • Our affiliations with Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Western New England University College of Pharmacy provide exposure to academia

Quality Improvement

  • Implement changes to improve patient care and the medication use system

Baystate's PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists