Mount Auburn Hospital

Postgraduate Year 1 Residency Program

Founded in 1886, Mount Auburn Hospital (MAH) was the first hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is a 217-bed acute care teaching hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and is part of Beth Israel Lahey Health (BILH), a 13-hospital health system. The MAH PGY-1 Pharmacy residency is affiliated with Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS). MCPHS–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 American Society of Health-System Pharmacist (ASHP) accredited postgraduate year one (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program at MAH provides a unique training experience to develop the resident clinically and professionally. The mission of the residency program is to develop pharmacy care providers for positions in clinical practice, teaching/academia, or advanced practice a specialized PGY2 training program.

The comprehensive twelve-month program provides experiences in a variety of setting, focused on the core areas of practice specified in the ASHP Accreditation Standards. Residents complete eight core rotations, four longitudinal experiences, and two elective rotations, which are tailored to meet the individual resident needs and interests. Through the residency program’s strong affiliation with MCPHS, all residents will participate in a robust Teaching Certificate Program and will hold an adjunct teaching appointment in the department of pharmacy practice at the university.

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Program Start Date: July 1 through June 30 (2 positions)

Accreditation Status: ASHP accredited


  • PharmD Degree
  • Eligible to work as a registered pharmacist in Massachusetts 
  • Obtain a Massachusetts pharmacy license within 3 months of start date.

                  Application submission on PhORCAS should include: 

  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Letter of intent 
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • All academic transcripts

Application Deadline: January 2 via PhORCAS

For additional information contact:

Spencer Sutton, PharmD, BCIDP
PGY1-Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Mount Auburn Hospital 
330 Mount Auburn Street 
Cambridge, MA 02138