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PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program At-A-Glance

The Baystate Medical Center PGY1 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. 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:  Frank Szczerba, PharmD, BCPPS, BCPS  email:  phone: 413-794-3785

Program and Department Statistics

  • Affiliations: MCPHS University, Worcester, MA and Western New England University, Springfield, MA
  • Length of Program: 12 months
  • Residents Accepted into Program: 4
  • 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: $50,300.00
  • 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 Summary

  • 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

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