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PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program

at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital

Program Curriculum

The residency year consists of twelve consecutive months of required, elective, and longitudinal learning experiences. Required rotations are generally four to six weeks in duration, whereas longitudinal rotations may be as short as three months and long as twelve months.

Core Rotations

Orientation (6 weeks)
Critical Care (6 weeks)
Emergency Medicine (6 weeks)
Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship (6 weeks)
Internal Medicine I (6 weeks)
Internal Medicine II – Teaching Focus (6 weeks)
Pharmacy Administration (4 weeks)
Pharmacy Practice (2 weeks) 

Elective Rotations (Choose 2)

Sterile Compounding (4 weeks)
Academia (4 weeks)
Pharmacy Informatics (4 weeks)
Medication Safety (4 weeks)
Drug Use Policy at the Mass General Brigham Center for Drug Policy (4 weeks)
Repeat a core rotation
Others upon discussion (pending preceptor availability)

Longitudinal Experiences

Pharmacy Staffing/Operations: every other weekend, holiday coverage (one major holiday, two minor holidays)
Residency Project
Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy
Emergency Response (Including BLS/ACLS certification)
Teaching Certificate with Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences – Worcester


Offering comprehensive medical, surgical and psychiatric care as well as complete emergency, ambulatory and diagnostic services to residents of southwest Boston and the surrounding suburbs.