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Residency Training Program

PGY2 Residency - Critical Care

Program Director Contact Information

William Vincent, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Specialist, Critical Care - SICU
Director, PGY2 Critical Care

For general residency questions, please email william.vincent@bmc.org.

Program Description

The PGY-2 critical care residency is an ASHP-accredited PGY-2 program offering specialized training in critical care pharmacotherapy. After orientation to the department, the resident begins a series of rotations and other activities designed to meet the goals and objectives of the PGY-2 residency in critical care. Rotation options include emergency medicine, medical intensive care, surgical intensive care, cardiac intensive care, nutrition support, infectious diseases, and neurocritical care. Longitudinal activities include completion of a research or quality improvement project, drug policy development and teaching opportunities (formal CE lectures, leading case conferences, co-precepting students from local colleges of pharmacy). In addition, the resident meets the objectives for hospital practice by participating in the on-call program.

Our PGY-2 critical care residents work closely with physicial training programs in:

Core Rotations 

  • Medical ICU
  • Trauma ICU
  • Cardiac ICU (CCU)
  • Surgical ICU
  • Emergency Medicine

Elective Rotations 

  • Infectious diseases consult service  
  • Nutrition Support
  • Neonatal ICU
  • Pediatric ICU
  • Neurocritical Care
  • Additional rotations may be available depending upon resident interest

Longitudinal Responsibilities

  • On-call program 
  • Resident research or quality improvement project
  • Medication use evaluation
  • Participation on residency committees

Teaching Opportunities

  • Resident case conference (weekly)
  • Inservices (to nursing, physicians, and pharmacy staff) 
  • Two formal CE lectures 
  • Co-precept pharmacy students while on rotation (Northeastern University or Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences)
  • 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
  • Vacation time: 12 days
  • 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  
  • 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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