The PGY2 pharmacy residency program in Emergency Medicine builds on the skills learned from the PGY1 pharmacy residency program. The Emergency Medicine residency offers a unique blend of independent and mentored learning so that the resident can formulate the problem-solving and communication skills necessary to design and implement pharmacotherapy regimens to a diverse patient population.
UMMMC University Campus is the only level-1 trauma center for Central MA. The University Emergency Department sees over 100,000 patients each year with an additional 40,000 seen at the Memorial campus. There are four decentralized pharmacists dedicated to the emergency department 16.5 hours per day They are responsible for responding to all codes in the department, serving as a drug information resource, assisting with toxicology consultations, and managing the critical care boarding pod located in the emergency department. In addition, they work in conjunction with the transitions of care pharmacy team and APPE students to review medication histories, collected by the students, and optimize pharmacotherapy regimens for admitted patients.
Residents can undertake a number of teaching opportunities through the UMMMC Emergency Medicine and Toxicology post graduate training programs, the UMass School of Medicine and Graduate School of Nursing, and other affiliations throughout New England. Residents who successfully complete the Emergency Medicine program will be qualified for positions as a decentralized clinical pharmacy specialist, faculty members in academia, and candidates for fellowship programs. They will have the tools necessary to obtain board certification and have a positive impact on the world of pharmacy.
About UMass Memorial Medical Center
UMass Memorial Medical Center (UMMMC) is an 800+ bed academic medical center and is part of UMass Memorial Health Care, the largest health care system in Central Massachusetts. We are the clinical partner of UMass Medical School, with access to the latest technology, research and clinical trials. The Medical Center consists of three campuses in Worcester, MA: University Campus, Memorial Campus, and Hahnemann Campus.