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Pharmacy Residency Program

Frequently Asked Questions

When was the residency program developed?
Our PGY-1 program was initiated in 2008 with an ambulatory care focus, we added the traditional track PGY-1 program in 2011.

Do the pharmacists have opportunities to teach?
Yes, we work closely with MCPHS to allow our residents opportunities for didactic and practical teaching experience. There is also the option of participating in a teaching certificate program.

What types of services are provided by the pharmacy?
Please refer to our pharmacy site. We offer many inpatient and outpatient clinical services including anticoagulation clinic, MTM clinic, medication reconciliation, VTE risk assessment and parenteral nutrition service.

Where are former residents practicing currently?
Our former residents are practicing all over the country in inpatient roles.

What are the staffing requirements?
Every 2-3 weekends and an evening shift weekly as deemed necessary to maintain inpatient staffing competency.

What administrative duties are required of each resident?
We require a practice management rotation in addition to minute taking for committees and structuring student experiences.

How many interviews does Elliot Hospital grant?
Typically we offer around 5 interviews for each resident position.

What is the deadline for licensure?
Residents are encouraged to take board and law exams prior to starting their residency. August 15th is the absolute latest when a resident must be licensed to remain in the program.

What are you looking for in a resident?
We are looking for a well-rounded individual with strong hospital experience. Written and oral communications skills should be well developed by the time of pharmacy school graduation. Daily interactions with peers and project involvement are other factors that weigh into applicant qualifications.