PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency

The PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy residency program at Baystate Medical Center offers a high-quality, in-depth learning environment that enables pharmacists to develop accountability, practice patterns and habits, and expert knowledge, skills, attitudes, and abilities in the advanced area of critical care pharmacy practice.

The Experience You Need to Be a Critical Care Practice Leader

You will graduate equipped to be a fully integrated member of the interdisciplinary critical care team, able to make complex medication and nutrition support decisions in the fast-paced environment of the intensive care unit.

Training focuses on developing your capability to deal with a range of diseases and disorders that occur in the critically ill. Special emphasis is placed on the complexities of multiple organ system failure and the difficulties imposed on care when patients require life-sustaining measures and interventions.

Graduates of the program can expect to be prepared for positions including, but not limited to, a pharmacist specializing in critical illness pharmacotherapy, faculty at a college of pharmacy, research fellow, medical science liaison, or pharmacy clinical coordinator.

Training Designed for Each Resident

Our PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency consists of 12 rotation training blocks concentrating on all aspects of critical care practice. It's flexibility allows the program to be customized to accommodate your knowledge, skills, attitudes, abilities, interests, and career goals.

All program graduates are expected to demonstrate competency in the areas of contemporary pharmacy practice, written and oral communication, teaching, and clinical research.

ASHP required PGY2 Purpose Statement

PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in advanced or specialized practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy.

Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in the specialized practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).

The PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency conducted by Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Program at a glance

The Baystate Medical Center PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program is designed for the resident. We strive to offer flexibility and customization to accommodate resident career goals and interest areas. We participate in the ASHP Resident Matching Program and are fully accredited.

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

Residency Program Director: Hannah Spinner, PharmD, BCCCP email: phone: 413-794-8300 

The PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency conducted by Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

By the numbers

Program and Department Statistics

  • Affiliation: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy—Worcester
  • Length of Program: 12 months
  • Residents Accepted into Program: 1
  • Start Date: July 1
  • Total Number of Pharmacy Staff: 130+

Baystate Medical Center Statistics

  • Tertiary Care Referral Center
  • Level 1 Trauma Center
  • Home to Western New England’s only Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units
  • Average Daily Census: 80 - 90%
  • Accredited by the Joint Commission and a Magnet Facility
  • Expansion project added 20% more beds in 2012
  • Fully integrated prescriber order entry clinical information system
Resident Salary & Benefits
  • Stipend: $50,000.00
  • 18 Paid Time Off Days (Holiday, Vacation and Sick)
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Additional time for to attend ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Eastern States Residency Conference
  • $3,000 travel stipend for education related travel
Curriculum Summary
  • Core Required Rotations (4 Week Duration): Hospital/Pharmacy Orientation (3 weekday afternoons); Medicine ICU (3 blocks); Surgery ICU (3 blocks); Pediatric ICU (1 block); Heart and Vascular ICU (2 blocks); Emergency Medicine (2 blocks)
  • Elective Rotations - Complete 1 (4 Week Duration): Repeat any Core Rotation, Infectious Disease, Medication Safety/Informatics
  • Longitudinal Learning Experiences (4): Inpatient Pharmacy Operations, Pharmacy Administration, Residency Research Project, Education/Academia

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