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PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Residency Director Contact Information


Jason Mordino, PharmD, BCCCP
Clinical Specialist - 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 tailored, comprehensive program that emphasizes development of advanced pharmaceutical care skills, while encouraging residents to explore interests in teaching and research. 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.

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, Emergency Emergency Medicine)
  • Surgery (Surgical ICU, Trauma ICU, OR Pharmacy Services, Surgical Floor)
  • Practice Management

Elective Rotations (3)

  • Infectious Diseases 
  • Pediatrics
  • Neonatal ICU
  • Hematology/Oncology - Inpatient
  • Hematology/Oncology - Outpatient 
  • Medication Safety 
  • Repetition of any required rotation with an alternative focus

Longitudinal Responsibilities

  • 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 Certificate Program: monthly resident teaching seminar with all MA pharmacy residents
  • Co-precept pharmacy students
  • Northeastern University School of Pharmacy
    • COBTH clinical pearl
    • Northeastern volunteer events
    • NEU case facilitation opportunity
  • Medication Use Evaluation
    • Guideline updates
    • Medication safety prevention (smart pump programming, Pyxis optimizations, etc.)

Pharmacy Practice (Staffing) Responsibilities

  • Weekdays
    • One evening shift/week (4:00-9:30pm)
  • 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 ($1800/year): Eastern States Resident's Conference, ASHP Midyear Meeting, MSHP Annual Meeting

Requirements for Acceptance

  • Graduate of an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy
  • 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 4, 2017
  • BMC Pharmacy Residency candidates should complete an electronic residency application using ASHP PhORCAS by January 4th, 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: 5
Starting Date: June 26th