Pharmacy Residency

Hallmark Health System/MCPHS
Postgraduate Year 1 Residency Program

Introduction

The Hallmark Health System (HHS)/MCPHS University- Boston residency is a structured, 1-year postgraduate educational and training experience that fosters the development of advanced knowledge and skills in the delivery of pharmaceutical services within a community hospital setting. The fundamental goal of the residency is to attract and develop pharmacists whose talents and motivation indicate a strong potential for assuming leadership roles in a community hospital setting.

Philosophy

Pharmacists play an integral role in providing quality health care services to patients and practitioners.  The development of strong communication skills, leadership qualities and experience in diverse health care settings will produce a well-trained and determined pharmacist.  The HHS/MCPHS pharmacy practice residency is constructed to provide the resident with the ability to expand their practice in various areas of pharmaceutical care, academia, and other areas of pharmacy practice in order to develop the skills necessary for a career in clinical pharmacy.

Purpose

Residents completing the HHS/MCPHS PGY-1 residency will have developed his or her clinical practice skills, time management, and interpersonal communication skills. In addition, the resident will gain experience in academic pharmacy with teaching activities in a variety of settings. The academic training is overseen by experienced faculty and coordinated by the MCPHS School of Pharmacy Residency and Fellowship Committee.  The resident is expected to provide accurate, detailed and quality driven services for each task they complete.  The resident will participate in their own professional development including professional presentations, educational certification(s), in addition to developing their long term career goals.  Upon completion of the residency the resident will be prepared and well qualified to enter into numerous fields of clinical pharmacy practice, including patient care positions, adjunct faculty positions or PGY2 training in particular areas such as informatics, oncology, anticoagulation and pharmacy leadership/administration.  

Residency Learning Experiences:

Core Learning Experiences
Orientation
Internal Medicine at each campus
Critical Care/Emergency Medicine
Oncology
Leadership/Administration
Infectious Disease

Electives (two)
Repeat required rotation
Medication Safety
Psychiatry
Geriatrics
Cardiology
Bariatrics
Upon Discussion with RPD

Longitudinal
Anticoagulation
Academia/Teaching Certificate
Informatics
Committee Involvement
Residency Project
Community Outreach
Drug Information

Concentrated:
BLS Certification
ACLS Certification
Technician Training Program

Applicant requirements:

The applicant must possess a PharmD degree from a college or university accredited by ACPE or equivalent experience and must be eligible for MA license in pharmacy. All Residents are required to be a MA licensed pharmacist by October 31st, preferably by July 31st.

How to Apply:

All applicants must apply through PhORCAS

1.    Letter of Intent
2.    Curriculum Vitae
3.    All official college transcripts
4.    Three Letters of Recommendation
5.    On-Site Interview
6.    Register and participate in ASHP National Matching Program

All materials should be submitted to PhORCAS on or before January 7th.

Four positions available.

Program Director: Nicole Clark, PharmD, MHA, BCPS

Contact Information:
Nicole Clark, PharmD, MHA, BCPS
Residency Program Director
Pharmacy Clinical Manager
Hallmark Health System
Tel: (781) 979-6125
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