Hallmark Health System/MCPHS University Postgraduate Year 1 and and 24-month PGY1/PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Residency Programs

Hallmark Health System in collaboration with the School of Pharmacy‐Boston at MCPHS University is offering a Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) and a 24-month PGY1/PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Pharmacy Residency Program.

Hallmark Health System is a 360 bed Massachusetts community hospital health system that includes Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford and a Hematology/Oncology Clinic in Stoneham.

MCPHS University‐Boston is the second oldest pharmacy school in the United States with a strong commitment to preparing future leaders of the profession of pharmacy. The University is located in the prestigious Longwood Medical and Academic Area. The University grants degrees in several undergraduate and graduate programs.

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Purpose Statement

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Program Description

The PGY1 program is a structured, 1-year postgraduate educational and training experience that fosters the development of advanced knowledge and skills in the delivery of pharmaceutical services within a community hospital setting.

Besides completing core and elective learning experiences, the resident will have to conduct a longitudinal research project to be presented at the ASHP mid-year clinical meeting and the MCPHS Residency Fellowship Conference. The resident will be expected to staff a minimum of every third weekend and one 4 hour evening shift a week. The resident will have an academic appointment at the rank of instructor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at MCPHS University. The resident will teach in various areas of pharmacy practice and will gain experience as a preceptor for pharmacy students on advanced clinical rotations.

Upon completion of the program, the resident will be prepared to enter numerous fields of clinical practice.

24-month PGY1/PGY2 HSPA

Purpose Statement

PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in advanced or specialized practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in the specialized practice area.

Program Description

The PGY1/PGY2 is a structured, 2-year postgraduate educational and training experience that is designed to develop pharmacists in the skills necessary to become a competent and confident hospital pharmacy formal leader.

The PGY1 program provides a strong practice foundation with an emphasis on clinical skill development. The PGY2 program provides a broad experience in the management of pharmacy services in a community health system setting including inpatient and ambulatory programs, as well as foundation skills in human resources, leadership, technology, compliance, informatics, operational management, finance, medication safety and quality.

The PGY1 program has 4 PGY1 positions available for US citizens only (NMS Code 127513) and 3 international positions available (NMS Code 127521) open only to international applicants who have completed the international pharmacist training program from MCPHS University. The 24 month PGY1 & PGY2 program (NMS code 239741) has 1 position available.

Program Start Date

The residency program runs from July 1 through June 30.

Accreditation Status

This PGY1 program is ASHP accredited and the 24 PGY1/PGY2 program is in candidate status with ASHP.

Applicant requirements:

The applicant must possess a PharmD degree from a college or university accredited by ACPE or equivalent experience and must be eligible for MA license in pharmacy. Requirements must be met prior to the start date of July 1. Applicants must apply through PhORCAS. Application deadline is January 6th. 

For information please contact:

Nicole Clark, PharmD, MHA, BCPS
PGY1 Residency Program Director
Clinical Practice and Education Manager
Hallmark Health System
Tel:781-979-6125
Email: nclark@hallmarkhealth.org

Michelle C. Corrado, PharmD, MHA, FACHE
HSPA Residency Program Director
System Director of Pharmacy Services
Hallmark Health System
Tel:781-979-3193
Email: mcorrado@hallmarkhealth.org

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