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Residency Training Program

PGY2 Residency Ambulatory Care

The PGY2 Ambulatory Care program position has already been filled through early commitment and will not be accepting applications for the 2014-2015 year. Thank you for your interest in our program.

Program Director
Lori Arena, PharmD, BCPS, CDE,, 617-414-7049

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) specialty residency in primary care program. Longitudinal experiences include the anticoagulation clinic, outpatient Cardiology clinic and the primary care clinics located in the Doctors’ Office Building (DOB) and the Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center (YACC). Elective longitudinal rotation options include the HIV adherence clinic, endocrinology, and neurology clinics. Teaching experience is gained by serving as a co-preceptor for a pharmacy student on rotation in the primary care clinic, participating as a facilitator for case conference 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 course of the year, the resident meets objectives in practice management and drug policy development by participating in the DUE program, acting as a drug information resource, and by completing various administrative and management projects as needed. The Primary Care Specialty residency program is an ASHP-accredited PGY2 residency program offering advanced clinical training in Ambulatory Care Pharmacotherapy and Medication Therapy Management.   

Learn more about BMC's Primary Care Services

In addition to clinical services, BMC also operates 2 high-volume independent outpatient pharmacies, one in each of the ambulatory care buildings

Core Rotations

  • Primary Care (DOB and YACC)
  • Outpatient Cardiomyopathy Clinic 
  • Anticoagulation clinic

Elective Rotations

  • HIV adherence clinic
  • Endocrinology Care 
  • Renal Clinic
  • Pulmonary Care

Longitudinal Responsibilities

  • On-call Program
  • Resident Research Project
  • Medication Use Evaluation
  • New Drug Monograph  
  • 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 (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:  Eastern States Resident's Conference, 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 letters of recommendation; 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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