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 Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) and 24-month PGY1/PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Pharmacy Residency Program.

Hallmark Health is a coordinated system of hospitals, physician practices and community-based services providing care for communities throughout north suburban Boston. Hallmark Health has been committed to its mission of providing quality care and achieving clinical excellence for the patients it serves. The system includes Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford; Hallmark Health Medical Center, Reading; Melrose-Wakefield Medical Building, Hallmark Health Medical Associates; Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice; and Lawrence Memorial/Regis College School of Nursing. You will find more than 400 physicians trained at the country’s top medical schools and teaching hospitals who bring an exceptional level of patient care that meets the most rigorous medical standards. Hallmark Health is a founding member of Wellforce, along with Tufts Medical Center and Circle Health.

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 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.