Brigham and Women's Hospital/MCPHS University Specialized Two-Year Fellowship in Outcomes Research and Pharmacy Informatics

Overview

This two year fellowship program will train clinical pharmacists to conduct outcomes research focusing on quality and safety. The fellow will participate on interdisciplinary research teams and also work on individual projects to evaluate outcomes using informatics resources. The fellow will also obtain experience teaching in the field of medication safety, pharmacy informatics and outcomes research.

Program Highlights

  • Availability of coursework to develop and support research skills
  • Involvement in all aspects of research projects, including development of a research proposal, collecting and analyzing data, preparing abstracts and manuscripts, and presentation of work at a professional or scientific meeting.
  • Opportunity to complete a teaching certificate program, and obtain experience lecturing and conducting small group journal clubs for PharmD students

Fellowship Objectives

Upon completion of the program the fellow will have achieved the following:

  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of and ability to apply research techniques to research projects focused on improving medication safety and patient outcomes.
  • Contribute to research studies that utilize expertise in pharmacy practice, such as those that study adverse drug events, medication prescribing, and patient safety.
  • Utilize drug literature evaluation skills to engage in evidence-based medicine approaches.
  • Conduct an outcomes research project that is approved by an advisory committee comprised of the fellowship program director and faculty preceptors at BWH and MCPHS University.
  • Demonstrate ability to identify funding opportunities for projects and apply for funding.
  • Submit a research protocol to the IRB for approval before conducting research.
  • Publish (peer-reviewed) and present results of a research at a national meeting.
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate with faculty in the Division of General Internal Medicine at BWH, faculty at MCPHS University, and healthcare professionals and co-researchers at study sites.
  • Utilize and understand computer systems involved in current research projects.
  • Incorporate informatics strategies and principles into the research process.

Program Application Information

Application Requirements:

Interested candidates must have completed a Doctor of Pharmacy Program and should have a minimum of one year of residency training or at least two years of Pharmacy Practice experience. Candidates must also be U.S.-licensed pharmacists.

Applicants should submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to:

Mary Amato, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, FCCP
Professor of Pharmacy Practice
MCPHS University
179 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 879-5043 (voice)
mary.amato@mcphs.edu (email)