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PGY2 Residency - Ambulatory Care

Program Director Contact Information

Brian Kopcza, PharmD, BCACP, CDE
Clinical Specialist, Ambulatory Care – Family Medicine Clinic
Director, PGY2 Ambulatory Care
617.638.5625

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

Program Description

The PGY2 Ambulatory Care residency program is ASHP-accredited and provides advanced clinical training to prepare the resident to become a skilled practitioner that is able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary healthcare team.

This program will offer the resident the opportunity for longitudinal patient care experiences within our Family Medicine and General Internal Medicine Clinics.  In addition, the resident will have the opportunity to rotate through specialty clinics as listed under core rotations. The resident will work under a collaborative drug therapy management agreement with direct patient visits and collaborate with physicians, nurses, social workers, and other clinical staff. A focus will be on developing and refining skills to manage complex chronic medical conditions, patient-centered care, motivational interviewing, and primary literature evaluation.  

Teaching experience is gained by serving as a co-preceptor for pharmacy students and residents on rotation, participating as a facilitator for therapeutics seminar and/or pharmaceutical care lab at Northeastern University. Additionally, the resident has the opportunity to participate in the New England postgraduate pharmacy teaching and learning seminar with other local area pharmacy residents.
Core Rotations

  • General Internal Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Center for Infectious Disease/HIV
  • Cardiology
  • Anticoagulation
  • Renal Transplant
  • Geriatrics
  • Center for Digestive Disorders (GI, HCV)
  • Endocrinology

Longitudinal Responsibilities

  • Staffing - Outpatient Pharmacy and Anticoagulation Clinic
  • On-call Program
  • Resident Research Project
  • Medication Use Evaluation
  • Drug Monograph
  • Participation on Residency Committees

Teaching Opportunities

  • Formal continuing education lectures to pharmacy department
  • Resident case conference
  • In-services
  • Co-precept pharmacy students while on rotation (Northeastern University)
  • Facilitate Therapeutics Seminars and/or Pharmaceutical Care Lab (Northeastern University)
  • Resident Teaching Seminar (state-wide teaching series, certificate is obtained upon completion)

Benefits

  • 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 ($1800/year): 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, college transcript, curriculum vitae, 3 completed standardized reference forms
  • On-site interview
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