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PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Program


The PGY2 residency in ambulatory care pharmacy is designed to transition PGY1 residency graduates from general pharmacy practice to specialized practice focused on the needs of ambulatory patients. In addition to activities designed to elevate patient care skills, other experiences for resident development include the opportunity to deliver programs that contribute to public health, provide high quality education and training for pharmacy students, PGY-1 pharmacy residents, other pharmacy colleagues as well as healthcare colleagues of varying disciplines, and attendance and/or presentations at professional meetings.

Upon completion of this program, candidates should be well-positioned to obtain an ambulatory care position and/or clinical faculty appointment with a college of pharmacy as well as attain board certification in ambulatory care pharmacy.

Learning Experiences

The learning experiences are longitudinal and are designed to foster proficiency in the specific ambulatory focused areas. Of the core learning experiences, outpatient pharmacy practice, primary care pharmacy clinic, and practice management occur year long. Other core learning experiences, such as solid organ transplant clinic, specialty pharmacy, and pulmonary clinic are 3-6 months in length. Elective learning experiences are generally 3 months in length.

Core Learning Experiences

  • Orientation
  • Pharmacy Practice: staffing in the outpatient pharmacy (OPD)
  • Primary Care Pharmacy Clinic
  • Practice Management
  • Pulmonary Clinic
  • Research
  • Solid Organ Transplant Clinic
  • Specialty Pharmacy

Elective Learning Experiences

  • Heart Failure Clinic
  • Population Health
  • Specialty Pharmacy – Leadership and Management Focus

Additional Expectations/Requirements

In addition to direct patient care activities, the PGY2 resident is expected to take a leadership role in ambulatory pharmacy related initiatives. As a community-based academic medical center, interdisciplinary teaching and precepting is required throughout the year.

  • Teaching Opportunities
    • Provide education to:
      • Internal medicine providers
      • Colleagues at Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) meetings
      • Pharmacy staff
      • Nurses and medical assistants
    • Diabetes Self-Management Education patient program
    • A didactic lecture at a local college of pharmacy and/or teaching seminar facilitation
    • Co-precepting pharmacy students & PGY1 residents
  • Committee work
    • Actively participate on an ambulatory pharmacy related committee (e.g. Medication Reconciliation or Medication Safety Committee)
    • Attend monthly CDE meetings
  • P & T monograph or class review for an ambulatory related medication if there is an opportunity
  • Educational conference attendance (e.g. ASHP Midyear Meeting, Eastern States Residency Conference)
  • Provide vaccines to patients in clinic and OPD (Basic Life Support and Immunization Certification required)
  • Population health management initiatives (as part of Practice Management)
  • Attend General Internal Medicine staff meetings
  • Contribute to pharmacy publications (e.g. clinical pearls and pharmacy newsletter)
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Program Table
Duration/Type 12 months/PGY2
Accreditation Status ASHP accredited
Number of Positions 1
Training Site Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington, located 20 miles northwest of Boston, encompasses an ambulatory care center serving more than 3,000 patients each day and a 335-bed hospital including a 24-hour emergency department, 3 critical care units, and a Level II Trauma Center. Lahey is a teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine and maintains residency and fellowship programs for more than 130 new physicians in multiple subspecialties. The Pharmacy Department has academic affiliations with the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University and Northeastern University School of Pharmacy.
Starting Date July
Estimated Stipend $51,700
Application Deadline January 2

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 PGY1 pharmacy residency program
  • Active Massachusetts pharmacy license by Program start date
  • 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


  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Basic and supplemental term life insurance
  • Ten days paid time off 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 parking

Residency Program Contact

Maileah Nguyen, PharmD, BCACP
PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program Director
[email protected]