The UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program is a one-year training program that begins around the first of July and continues through to the end of June the following year. During this year residents can expect to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to practice as a clinical pharmacist in a community hospital setting.
Orientation to the Hospital and Pharmacy Department occurs at the start of each residency year. At this time, the program director will develop a rotation schedule tailored to the resident’s needs and interests. The core rotations of this residency fulfill the requirements for an ASHP accredited program. These include anticoagulation, antimicrobial stewardship, critical care, family medicine, internal medicine, medication safety, oncology, practice management, transitions of care, emergency medicine, and staffing & pharmacy operations.
Throughout the residency year, the resident will staff one day or night a week, every third weekend, and take at-home call on average 4 nights per month. The resident will participate in code blue and inpatient code stroke response. The resident will also have the opportunity to develop communication and teaching skills through providing formal presentations and co-precepting pharmacy students.
For successful completion of the residency program, the resident will be expected to prepare and complete a research project suitable for publication and presentation at the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Meeting and the Eastern States Residency Conference.
About UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital
UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital is a 163-bed not-for-profit, full service, acute care community hospital which serves the communities in North Central Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. The HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital system includes services on three campuses in Clinton, Fitchburg (Burbank), and Leominster.