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PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Curriculum

The Baystate Medical Center PGY1 residency program purpose is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 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. 

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

  • Hospital/Pharmacy Orientation (5 weeks duration)
  • Adult Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medication Safety
  • Pediatrics
  • Resident-designed Self-improvement Rotation (December: 5-6  weeks)

Elective Rotations (4 Week Duration; Choose 3)

  • Repeat Any Core Rotation
  • Academia
  • Geriatrics
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Disease/Consult Service
  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Renal Transplant
  • Emergency Medicine II

Longitudinal Learning Experiences

Inpatient Pharmacy Services (11 months)

  • Staffing- (every third weekend and 1 evening/week)

Ambulatory Clinic/Patient Care Longitudinal (4 experiences; 10 months total)

  • Pharmacotherapy Clinic: ½ Day/Week (16 weeks)
  • Mason Square Diabetes Clinic: ½ Day/Week (8 weeks)
  • Discharge Counseling: ½ Day/Week (8 weeks)
  • Valley Medical Associates Clinic: ½ day/week (8 weeks)

Pharmacy Administration Longitudinal (11 months)

  • Pharmacy Administration Seminars:
    • Drug Use Policy/Regulatory
    • Management ( Human Resources, Evaluations, Financials, etc)
    • Quality/Benchmarking
    • Leadership (Leading yourself, Leading others)

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)

Drug Information & Non-formulary Requests On-Call Pager(11 months)

  • Cover pager 1 week every 7 weeks

Baystate Health Pharmacy and Therapeutics (3 months)

  • Complete one (1) MUE
  • Complete one (1) formulary addition, drug class review or guideline/protocol review