Pharmacy Residency Program

Postgraduate training designed to foster the development of advanced knowledge and skills in the delivery of pharmaceutical services within a community hospital setting.

Postgraduate training designed to foster the development of advanced knowledge and skills in the delivery of pharmaceutical services within a community hospital setting.

Residency Goals and Objectives

The goals of the residency program are to develop the skills necessary to become a competent, confident pharmacist. The pharmacy resident is responsible for providing patient care to a diverse patient population. The resident serves as a drug information resource for patients and clinicians and co-precepts pharmacy students from MCPHS, Northeastern University, University of Rhode Island and Creighton University. We’re taking good care of you.

The pharmacy resident is responsible for identifying and resolving medication therapy issues for patients and will follow and intervene in the care of patientson all medical units. They will take responsibility for solving drug-related problems and assuring optimal drug therapy outcomes. Residents will function as an integral member of the healthcare team, demonstrating maturity and effective interpersonal skills.

Program Description

This residency program will provide a 12-month postgraduate training designed to foster the development of advanced knowledge and skills in the delivery of pharmaceutical services within a community hospital setting. Residents completing the program will develop clinical practice skills, interpersonal communication skills and time management experience.

Besides completing core and elective learning experiences, the resident will have to conduct a longitudinal research project to be presented at the ASHP mid-year clinical meeting and/or the Eastern States Conference. The resident will be expected to follow regular staffing standards and policies.

The resident will have an academic appointment at the rank of Instructor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at MCPHS. The resident will teach in various areas of pharmacy practice and will gain experience as a preceptor for pharmacy students on advanced clinical rotations. Upon completion of the program, the resident will be prepared to enter numerous fields of clinical practice.