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PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program

at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital

Program Curriculum

The residency year consists of 12 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)

Elective Rotations (Choose 2)

  • Sterile Compounding Management (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 Service (48 weeks, approximately 32 hours per month): Central pharmacy staffing coverage every other weekend and holiday coverage (one major holiday, two minor holidays)
  • Residency Projects (52 weeks, including two weeks dedicated project time)
  • Teaching and Presentations (52 weeks, approximately 4 hours per month)
  • Medical Emergency Response (48 weeks)

Other Activities

  • IV Admixture Training
  • Teaching Certificate with Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences – Worcester

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital

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.

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