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Residency Training Program

PGY2 Residency - Emergency Medicine

Program Director Contact Information

Kelly Killius, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Specialist - Emergency Medicine
Director, PGY2 Emergency Medicine

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

Program Description

This program offers specialized training in emergency medicine pharmacotherapy in the region's largest level 1 trauma center. After orientation to the department, the resident begins a series of rotations and other activities designed to meet the goals and objectives of the PGY2 residency in emergency medicine. Rotation options include emergency medicine, medical intensive care, surgical/trauma intensive care, and cardiac intensive care. Longitudinal activities include completion of a research 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. 

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Core Rotations

  • Emergency Medicine (Extended Rotation) 
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine  
  • Medical ICU 
  • Surgical/Trauma ICU
  • Coronary Care Unit

Elective Rotations

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

Longitudinal Responsibilities

  • Emergency Department staffing
  • Resident Research 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 
  • Facilitate Therapeutics Seminars (Northeastern University) 
  • Resident Teaching Seminar (state-wide teaching series, certificate is obtained upon completion)
  • Emergency Medicine Core Curriculum
  • EMS Competency Days


  • 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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