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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.

Chief Pharmacy Officer: Gary J. Kerr, MBA, PharmD | Director of Pharmacy: Aaron Michelucci, PharmD

Residency Program Director:  Kathleen Kopcza, PharmD, BCPS  email: kathleen.kopcza@baystatehealth.org  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: 5
  • Start Date: July 1
  • Total Number of Pharmacy Staff: 125

Baystate 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

  • 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 Week Duration): Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Medication Safety, Pediatrics, Adult Critical Care, Emergency Medicine

  • Elective Rotations - Complete 2 (4 Week Duration): Repeat any Core Rotation or choose Academia, Geriatrics, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease (Consult Service), Pediatric Critical Care, Renal Transplant, Transition of Care
  • Longitudinal Learning Experiences (5): Inpatient Pharmacy Operations, Ambulatory Clinic/Patient Care, Pharmacy Administration, Residency Project, Education/Academia

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