Residency Contact Information


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All traditional track PGY1 interviews will be held virtually for the 2024 - 2025 recruitment year.

Program Description

BMC offers a challenging and rewarding PGY1 residency. The resident's year is structured into a comprehensive program that emphasizes the development of advanced pharmaceutical care while cultivating resident skills in experimental education and quality improvement. After a month-long orientation to the department, the resident begins a series of 6 week rotations and other longitudinal activities designed to meet the goals and objectives of the BMC pharmacy practice residency program.

Program Purpose

The PGY1 pharmacy residency program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions and graduate residents who are eligible for board certification and postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

The mission of BMC's PGY1 program is to provide residents comprehensive training and cultivate skills in patient care, teaching, and quality improvement as preparation to successfully practice as leaders while embracing the values of diversity, efficiency, and respect.

Program Outcomes

  1. Patient care
  2. Advancing practice and improving care
  3. Leadership and management
  4. Teaching, education, and dissemination of knowledge

Core Rotations

  • Orientation (5 weeks)
  • Medicine
  • Medicine II (One subspecialty - Renal, Geriatrics, Cardiology, Infectious Diseases)
  • Ambulatory Care (Family Medicine, Primary Care, Renal/Transplant Clinic, Anticoagulation Clinic, Infectious Diseases/HIV Clinic, Cardiology Clinic, Hepatitis C/Center for Digestive Disorders)
  • Critical Care (Medical ICU, Cardiac ICU)
  • Surgery (Surgical/Trauma ICU, Surgical Floor)
  • Practice Management

Elective Rotations (Choice of 3)

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Renal
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Neonatal ICU
  • Neurocritical/Neurology
  • Complex Care Ambulatory Care
  • Hematology/Oncology - Inpatient
  • Hematology/Oncology - Outpatient
  • Medication Safety
  • Repeat any required rotation with an alternative focus (i.e. Surgery ICU or CCU)

Longitudinal Responsibilities

  • IHI quality improvement project supported by the scholarship committee
    • Receive an IHI Basic Certificate in Quality and Safety
    • Final manuscript submission
  • P&T work products
  • Participation on residency subcommittees

Teaching Responsibilities

  • 2 Resident case conferences
  • 1 Inter-professional in-services
  • 1 ACPE-Accredited Continuing Education (CE) lecture
  • 1 additional longitudinal elective (e.g. case conference, CE, Medical Writing Elective Teaching Certificate)
  • 2 Journal clubs/"Patient-Oriented Evidence that Matters" (POEM) presentations
  • Facilitate student topic discussions

Additional Opportunities

  • Resiliency training
  • Precepting pharmacy students
  • Northeastern University School of Pharmacy
    • COBTH clinical pearl
    • Northeastern volunteer events
  • Medication Use Evaluation
    • Guideline updates
    • Medication safety prevention (smart pump programming, Pyxis optimizations, etc.)
  • Chief Resident opportunity
  • Resident Teaching Certificate (Optional track)
  • John W. Webb Lecture

Pharmacy Practice (Staffing) Responsibilities

  • Weekdays
    • One evening shift/week in a decentralized or operational role
  • Weekends
    • One weekend every 3 weeks in a mostly operational and order verification role
  • Holiday assignments
    • Two holidays (Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Martin Luther King Day)


  • Estimated Salary: $56,000
  • Vacation Time: 10 days
  • Office space with computer
  • Travel/CE allowance ($2,200/year): Eastern States Resident's Conference, ASHP Midyear Meeting, MaSHP Annual Meeting
  • $750 cafeteria allowance per academic year
  • $1000 move/licensure bonus
  • Lease guarantee available to minimize security deposit requirements
  • Insurance Benefits: health (100% employer payed option), dental, vision, disability, accidental death and dismemberment, life insurance

Additional Details

  • Duration of program: 53 weeks, full-time residency
  • Number of positions available: 5
    • Starting date: June 26th