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Residency Training Program

PGY2 Residency - Ambulatory Care

Program Director Contact Information

Brian Kopcza, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Specialist, Ambulatory Care - Family Medicine Clinic
Director, PGY2 Ambulatory Care

For general residency questions, please email Brian.Kopcza@BMC.org.

Program Description

The Ambulatory Care Specialty residency program is an ASHP-accredited PGY2 residency program offering advanced clinical training in ambulatory care pharmacotherapy and medication therapy management.

After orientation to the department, the resident begins a series of rotations and other activities designed to meet the goals and objectives of the Boston Medical Center (BMC) ambulatory care PGY2 residency program. Required rotations include primary care clinic, family medicine clinic, HIV clinic, transplant/renal clinic, geriatrics clinic and cardiology clinic.  Elective learning experiences are determined by the interest of the resident and availability of preceptors.  Teaching experience is gained by serving as a co-preceptor for a pharmacy student on rotation, participating as a facilitator for therapeutics seminar and/or pharmaceutical care lab at a local school of pharmacy, as well as attending a resident teaching seminar each month with other local area pharmacy residents. Throughout the year, the resident meets objectives in practice management and drug policy development by participating in the MUE program, acting as a drug information resource, and by completing various administrative and management projects as needed. 

In addition to clinical pharmacy services, BMC also operates 3 high-volume outpatient pharmacies, one in each of the ambulatory care buildings

Required Rotations

  • Primary Care
  • Family Medicine
  • HIV 
  • Cardiology
  • Anticoagulation
  • Transplant/Renal
  • Geriatrics

Longitudinal Responsibilities

  • Staffing - Outpatient Pharmacy and Anticoagulation Clinic
  • On-call Program
  • Resident Research Project
  • Medication Use Evaluation
  • Drug Monograph  
  • Medication Guideline
  • Participation on residency committees

Teaching Opportunities

  • Resident Case Conference (weekly)
  • Inservices (to Nursing, Physicians, and Pharmacy staff)
  • 2 formal ACPE-accredited lectures
  • Co-Precept pharmacy students while on rotation
    (Northeastern University)
  • Facilitate Therapeutics Seminars and/or Pharmaceutical Care Lab (Northeastern University)
  • Resident Teaching Seminar (state-wide teaching series, certificate is obtained upon completion)


  • Estimated Stipend:  $47,500
  • 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:  ASHP Midyear Meeting

Requirements for Acceptance

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree from ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy
  • Certificate from PGY1 program (or equivalent)
  • Eligibility for licensure in Massachusetts
  • Be a US citizen or carry a permanent resident visa (a "green card")
  • Complete application: letter of intent (including goals), college transcript, curriculum vitae, 3 completed standardized reference forms
  • Personal on-site interview

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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