Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s residency training program provides organized and directed pharmacy training in tertiary academic medical center. The program centers on creating a caring and compassionate environment that promotes respect and dignity for every person. The program develops the knowledge and skills of the resident in various areas including: medication therapy management, leadership, communication, practice management, critical thinking, time management, clinical research, and teaching. The program offers the resident the opportunity and stimulus to develop, to the highest degree obtainable, his/her professional expertise as a practitioner.
A Brigham resident is a pharmacist, first and foremost, and is expected to contribute to the achievement of the Department of Pharmacy’s mission and vision statement, as well as the annual strategic plan. This will be achieved through participation in designated residency projects, activities, and successful completion of the program objectives.
Efforts to provide optimal training and guidance for the resident will be extended whenever possible to the mutual satisfaction of the resident and the preceptor teams. A demonstrable desire to learn, a sincere career interest in pharmacy practice, and a dedication to fully meeting all objectives and requirements of the residency program are expected of the resident.
The PGY1 pharmacy residency program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
The PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in advanced or specialized practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in the specialized practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).
Successful completion of 12 Rotation Experiences:
8 Required Rotational Learning Experiences (Orientation, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Cardiology, Ambulatory Care, Anticoagulation Management, Infectious Disease, and Leadership/Management)
4 Elective Rotational Learning Experiences
Must obtain “Achieved for Residency” status for at least 80% of the ASHP required goals and objectives
Successful completion of longitudinal learning experiences (aminoglycoside program, committee membership)
Successful completion of a Medication Use Evaluation
Successful completion of a Research Project and the presentation of its methods at the ASHP MidYear Meeting Vizient Poster Session and results at the Eastern States Residency Conference.
Successful completion of a manuscript in a publishable format.
Successful completion of all teaching requirements as defined in the Teaching Certificate Program
Successful completion of the assigned service commitment (weekend/evening staffing)
Successful completion of at least 10 clinical meeting presentations (“3pm meetings”)
Successful completion of assigned Drug Administration Guidelines
Successful completion of at least one pharmacy case conference
Successful completion of at least 1 ACPE-accredited CE
Completion of residency portfolio
About Brigham and Women's Hospital Pharmacy Residency Program
Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), a 793-bed teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.
BWH placed in the top ten for ten categories including cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonary and rheumatology. BWH was also recently recognized by the University Health System Consortium (UHC) for being one of the five top performing academic medical centers in the country in a special quality and safety benchmarking study.
The Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Pharmacy Services is dedicated to placing a priority on patient care and safety, to promoting research and education, and to integrating technology innovation with clinical services.
The department is composed of approximately 300 employees providing services to a many different areas, including: Inpatient and Outpatient Services, Investigational Drug Services, Operating Room, Multiple Sclerosis Center, Sterile Products Division, Infectious Disease, Renal and Heart transplant clinics, Anticoagulation Management Service, Emergency Department, Dialysis, immunization clinics. The department serves on over 70 pharmacy and hospital committees.