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PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Residency Director Contact Information


Jason Mordino, PharmD, BCCCP
Clinical Pharmacy Lead - Trauma ICU
Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency

For general residency questions, please email [email protected].

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 skills while cultivating resident experiences in teaching and quality improvement. After a month-long orientation to the department, the resident begins a series of 5 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

Required Core Rotations (5)

  • Orientation - 5 weeks
  • Medicine
  • Medicine II (Renal, Geriatrics, 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 ICU, Trauma ICU, OR Pharmacy Services, Surgical Floor)
  • Practice Management

Elective Rotations (3)

  • Infectious Diseases 
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Neonatal ICU
  • Hematology/Oncology - Inpatient
  • Hematology/Oncology - Outpatient 
  • Medication Safety 
  • Repeat any required rotation with an alternative focus (i.e. Medicine II - ID or Surgery ICU)

Longitudinal Responsibilities

  • 24/7 Clinical On-Call Program
  • Resident IHI quality sciences project
  • New drug monograph
  • Participation on residency committees

Teaching Responsibilities

  • 3 Resident case conferences
  • 1 Inter-professional in-services
  • 2 Formal continuing education lectures
  • 2 Journal clubs/POEM assessments
  • Facilitate student topic discussions

Additional Responsibilities

  • Resident Teaching Program: monthly resident teaching seminar with all MA pharmacy residents through Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University
  • 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.)

Pharmacy Practice (Staffing) Responsibilities

  • Weekdays
    • One evening shift/week (4:00-9:30 pm)
  • Weekends
    • One weekend every 3 weeks
  • Holiday assignments
    • 1 major (Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day)
    • 1 minor (Memorial Day, Labor Day, Martin Luther King Day)


  • Estimated Stipend: $49,000
  • Insurance Benefits: health, dental, vision, disability, accidental death and dismemberment, life insurance
  • Vacation Time: 10 days
  • Office space with computer
  • Travel/CE allowance ($1,800/year): Eastern States Resident's Conference, ASHP Midyear Meeting, MSHP Annual Meeting

Requirements for Acceptance

  • Graduate of an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy or pass the FPGEC exam
  • Eligible for licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on July 1st
  • U.S. citizenship or carry a U.S. permanent resident visa ("green card")


  • Application Deadline: January 2, 2018
  • BMC Pharmacy Residency candidates should complete an electronic residency application using ASHP PhORCAS by January 2nd, at 11:59 PM EST.
    • Completed residency application
    • Verified PharmD transcripts
    • Personal Statement/Letter of Intent
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    • Three completed standardized reference forms
      • At least one reference form must be from a clinical rotation preceptor. In addition, candidates should encourage their references to provide as much commentary as possible, as this will weigh heavily in our decision to offer an on-site interview. References meeting only the minimum PhORCAS requirements could possibly negatively impact the candidate's ranking.
    • Mandatory writing sample: writing sample should be uploaded as a part of the application in PhORCAS in the supplemental sections. Please answer one of the questions below (word limit of 500 words or less):
      • Reflect on a work experience that enabled you to better handle a difficult question/situation that arose while on rotation OR
      • Reflect on a challenging situation that required you to question your values or assumptions. How did you handle it? What did you learn?
    • Candidates will be contacted if your application is found to be incomplete after submission
    • All applicants to ASHP-accredited pharmacy residencies must participate in the Match process sponsored by the National Matching Service (NMS). Applicants to our programs must register with NMS to obtain a match number. Information about applications and deadlines for the Match can be found on the NMS website.

Additional Details

Duration of Program: 1 year, full-time residency
Number of Positions Available: 6
Starting Date: June 25th