PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center's PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program provides a diverse, challenging training experience for individuals seeking accelerated professional growth. Emphasis is on development of skills involving optimization of medication therapy outcomes through use of evidence-based medicine. Residency training is designed around the ASHP's (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) Residency Learning System model. Teaching skills are developed on-site and through opportunities at Northeastern University School of Pharmacy and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University in Boston. The resident will have an opportunity to obtain a teaching certificate. In addition, a multidisciplinary collaborative research project is conducted and presented at the Eastern States Regional Residency Conference. Emphasis is on progressive development of judgment and professional competence.

Upon successful completion of the program, the resident will be qualified to obtain a clinically-oriented position or pursue further post-graduate training. Please view our application requirements and email me with any questions you may have. Thank you for your inquiry into our program.

Sincerely,
Elizabeth O'Gara, PharmD, BCPS  

PGY1 Residency Program Director 
Elizabeth.A.OGara@lahey.org 

Application Requirements

Internal PGY1 residents may be considered for early commitment. Please contact RPD for more information regarding the early commitment process. All other applicants must participate in the National Matching Services Program. Requirements include:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy
  • Successful completion of an ASHP-accredited pharmacy residency program
  • Active Massachusetts pharmacy license
  • Complete application in PhORCAS by deadline (letter of intent, curriculum vitae, 3 letters of recommendation using the Standard Reference Template Form, official college of pharmacy transcript)
  • Personal on-site interview

Benefits

  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Basic and supplemental term life insurance
  • Two weeks vacation and six paid holidays
  • Registration and travel reimbursement for ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and either Eastern States Residency Conference or other selected professional meeting(s)
  • Free on-site parking

Duration/Type 

12 months/PGY1

Accreditation-status 

ASHP accredited

Number of Positions 

5

Training Site  

Community-based non-profit, tertiary care, 335-bed teaching hospital affiliated with Tufts University School of Medicine, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences University, and Northeastern University School of Pharmacy, with a large ambulatory clinic and a diverse acute care patient population

Starting Date 

July 1

Stipend 

$47,500

Application Deadline  

January 2, 2017

Department Orientation (4 weeks)

Required Rotations (5 weeks)

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Critical Care (Medical or Surgical ICU)
  • Immunology (Solid Organ Transplant or Hematology/Oncology)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Practice Management

Longitudial Requirements

  • Drug Information/Medication Use Evaluation
  • Hospital Pharmacy Practice (Staffing)
  • Research Project

Elective Rotations

  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Transitions of Care
  • Teaching (Internal Medicine or Medical ICU)
  • Medication Safety/Informatics

Hospital Practice

  • Staffing in the Central Pharmacy or as a decentralized pharmacist

Practice Management

  • Required block rotation: Medication policy development, attendance at administrative and clinical meetings, small project assignments, CQI activities (e.g. medication safety, pre-printed orders)

Research Project Management

The resident will conduct one major research project (IRB approved) for presentation at the Eastern States Residency Conference. Suggestions for potential projects provided. A preceptor advisor will work directly with the resident. A physician or nurse collaborator may also be involved.

Drug Information

In addition to conducting patient-specific drug information requests, the resident will have the following responsibilities related to drug information skill development: 

  • Written responses to drug information requests
  • Prepare monograph for formulary addition request
  • Prepare a drug class review

Presentations/Teaching Opportunities

  • Pharmacy Department (case presentations, CE approved conferences, journal club) 
  • Prescriber and Nursing in-services
  • PharmD student co-preceptorship on selected rotations 
  • Poster presentation at University Hospital Consortium (UHC) Resident Poster Session prior to ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting 
  • Resident Teaching Seminar (in Boston) – certificate awarded
  • College of Pharmacy therapeutics seminar facilitation or didactic lecturing

Professional Conference Attendance 

  • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Eastern States Residency Conference
  • Other conferences at program director’s discretion and available funds

Certifications 

  • Basic Life Support (required); Advanced Life Support (optional)
  • Immunization Administration