University of Massachusetts Medical School - Commonwealth Medicine - Clinical Pharmacy Services PGY1 Managed Care Pharmacy Residency Program
After orientation to the department, the resident will begin a series of core and longitudinal rotations along with other leadership activities designed to meet the goals and objectives of the UMass Medical School Clinical Pharmacy Services PGY1 Managed Care Pharmacy Practice Residency Program.
The resident will work with multiple program directors and clinical pharmacists in order to gain a thorough understanding of clinical medication management, patient care activities, and cost-containment strategies. Activities will include preparing and presenting monographs for medication/class reviews and quality assurance analyses, participating in the planning and implementation of clinical pharmacy initiatives, participating in multidisciplinary outreach programs for plan members, project management activities for designated leadership roles (e.g., pipeline tracking and/or continuing education programming for drug information and formulary management considerations), conducting a longitudinal research project, and precepting pharmacy students on APPE clinical rotations. Involvement with various Medicaid plans is offered. Patient care rotations in multiple disciplines are also available.
Affiliation with MCPHS University, Northeastern University, Western New England, University of Connecticut, University of Rhode Island, and other schools of pharmacy will afford the resident multiple teaching and precepting opportunities. Active participation in a longitudinal Pharmacy Teaching and Learning Seminar culminates in a Teaching Certificate upon program completion.
Program-specific Supplemental Materials: (1) Completed candidate application including planned receipt of (or anticipated completion of) a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a college accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education by May 30 prior to the start of the program year and official college/university transcripts for pharmacy education; (2) Three references or letters of recommendation; applicants requesting a reference from a Clinical Pharmacy Services team member are encouraged to obtain a fourth reference; and (3) Candidates invited for an on-site interview are required to deliver a brief presentation and complete a short writing sample at that time.
For the 2020-2021 program year, residency candidate interview dates will be: Feb 3 (Mon), Feb 4 (Tues) and/or Feb 7 (Fri). If you are interested in applying to our program, please plan accordingly! All application materials must be submitted utilizing the PhORCAS system.
Program-specific special requests for reference writers: Completed recommendations through PhORCAS are required; please provide specific details and examples, whenever possible.
Benefits:Health, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, retirement plan options, earned time accrual for vacation, state/federal holidays, office space with laptop & docking station (equipment for at-home work office as well), travel/conference allowance (ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Conference).