Lowell General Hospital

Postgraduate Year 1 Residency Program


Lowell General Hospital’s PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency trains the next generation of pharmacy practice leaders. Under the direct supervision of expert preceptors, our residents care for patients in a variety of practice settings, while providing a challenging and diverse experience throughout the year. At the end of the program, our residents will be able to enjoy a fulfilling career built upon a strong foundation, whether their goal is to enter the workforce or pursue further specialized training.

About Our Program

The PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Lowell General Hospital is a full year, immersive experience that challenges our residents to be the best version of themselves. With a well-balanced selection of clinical rotations combined with a diverse patient population, we are confident our program prepares our residents for whatever career path they choose.

Residents also participate in longitudinal experiences and multidisciplinary committee work throughout the year, which provides project management experience at both the department and institution level. Through our partnership with Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS), our residents gain teaching experience in the classroom and at the bedside. Our program prepares them for a career of educating not only pharmacy students, but patients and other healthcare professionals.

Required Rotations

  • Orientation
  • Internal Medicine
  • Critical Care I & II
  • Cardiology
  • Management
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Ambulatory Care (CDTM)

Elective Rotations

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Advanced Hematology/Oncology
  • Transitions of Care
  • Informatics
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Longitudinal Residency Project
  • Medication Safety Committee
  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Clinical Staffing
  • Academia


  • Competitive stipend
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Discount medications through our employee pharmacy
  • Access to 403b retirement account
  • Travel expenses for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition and the Eastern States Residency Conference
  • Discounts to local attractions

For more information regarding our program, including rotation descriptions and preceptor bios, please visit www.lowellgeneral.org/careers/pharmacy-residency-program.