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Residency Training Program

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Residency Director Contact Information

Kelly Wright, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Specialist - Infectious Diseases
Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency

For general residency questions, please email kelly.wright@bmc.org.

Program Description

BMC offers a challenging and rewarding PGY1 residency. The resident's year is structured into a tailored, comprehensive program that emphasizes development of advanced pharmaceutical care skills, while encouraging residents to explore interests in teaching and research. After a month-long orientation to the department, the resident begins a series of 5 week rotations and other longitudinal activities designed to meet the goals and objectives of the BMC pharmacy practice residency program. 

Required Core Rotations (5)

  • Adult Internal Medicine 
  • Hematology/Oncology or General Pediatrics
  • Critical Care (choose one from Medical ICU, Surgical ICU, Cardiac ICU, or Emergency Medicine)
  • Ambulatory care clinics (Adult Primary Care, Adult Family Medicine, Anticoagulation Clinic, HIV Adherence Clinic, Renal/Transplant Clinic, Cardiomyopathy Clinic)
  • Practice Management

Elective Rotations (4)

  • Infectious diseases consult service  
  • Neonatal ICU 
  • Pediatric ICU
  • Outpatient Oncology Clinic
  • Informatics
  • Selection of a second rotation from the required rotations
  • Additional rotations may be available depending upon resident interest

Longitudinal Responsibilities

  • On-call program (rotates)
  • Resident Research/Quality Improvement Project
  • Medication use evaluation
  • New drug monograph
  • Drug Therapy News - Pharmacy Newsletter
  • Participation on residency committees

Teaching Opportunities

  • Resident case conference (weekly)
  • Inservices (to nursing, physicians, and pharmacy staff) 
  • Two formal Continuing Education lectures 
  • Co-precept pharmacy students while on rotation
  • Facilitate Therapeutics Seminars (Northeastern University)
  • Resident Teaching Seminar (state-wide teaching series, certificate is obtained upon completion, see AJPE 2004; 68(2) Article 38)

Hospital Practice (Staffing) Responsibilities

The objectives for hospital practice are met by staffing in both decentralized and central pharmacy positions. PGY1 residents rotate every 3rd weekend, plus 1 shift per week.


  • Estimated Stipend:  $43,700
  • Insurance Benefits:  Health, dental, vision, disability, accidental death and dismemberment, life insurance
  • Earned time accrual (holidays/vacation/sick leave)
  • Office space with computer
  • Travel/CE allowance:  Eastern States Resident's Conference, ASHP Midyear Meeting

Requirements for Acceptance

Application information, including requirements for acceptance and details regarding Phorcas and the National Matching Service, can be found here.

Additional Details

Duration of Program: 1 year, full-time residency
Number of Positions Available: 5
Starting Date: July 1st

Contact Us

Outpatient Pharmacies

Shapiro Ambulatory Care Center
725 Albany Street
Call: 617.414.4880
Toll free number: 855.274.MEDS
Hours: Mon-Fri: 7 am-7 pm
Sat: 9 am-5 pm
Sun: 10 am-3 pm

Doctors Office Building
720 Harrison Avenue
Call: 617.638.8130
Hours: Mon–Fri: 9 am–6 pm
Sat–Sun: closed

Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center
850 Harrison Avenue
Call: 617.414.4883
Hours: Mon–Fri: 9 am–8 pm
Sat: 9 am–4 pm
Sun: closed

Administrative Offices

Newton Pavilion
88 East Newton Street

Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center
850 Harrison Avenue
Call: 617.638.5781

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