Mercy Medical Center PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program
Mercy Medical Center PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program
Location: Springfield, Massachusetts
Mercy Medical Center's PGY1 pharmacy residency program, accredited by ASHP, 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 PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program is intended to be a broad-based learning and practice experience. Upon completion, it is expected that the resident will be a confident and capable practitioner who will be able to function in a variety of practice settings. These settings include inpatient acute and ambulatory care as part of an interdisciplinary healthcare team. The program is designed to be broad in scope to allow the resident to gain the skills necessary to function in these practice settings. The residency is also designed to enable the residents to develop strong communication skills that will allow them to educate other healthcare professionals, patients, and the community. The acquisition of these skills should also allow them to further enhance their knowledge through specialized training in a PGY2 residency or fellowship.
Required Block Learning Experiences
Orientation (4 weeks)
Internal Medicine I (6 weeks)
Cardiac Care (6 weeks)
Critical Care (6 weeks)
Antimicrobial Stewardship (6 weeks)
Advanced Leadership and Pharmacy Administration (4 weeks)
Required Longitudinal Learning Experiences
Ambulatory Care (Aug-Dec ½ day/week in a Hypertension clinic; Jan-June 1 day/every other week in a Diabetes clinic)
Pharmacy Service (Staffing; year-long)
Research Project (year-long; December will serve as a research month)
Drug Information (year-long)
Medication Safety (5 months)
Three Elective Learning Experiences
Internal Medicine II (4 weeks)
Cardiac Care II (4 weeks)
Critical Care II (4 weeks)
Substance Abuse (4 weeks)
Sterile Compounding & USP 797/800 (4 weeks)
Academia (4 weeks)
Compensation: The annual salary for a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident will be $47,000 per year.
Vacation, Holidays, and Sick Time: The resident will accrue PTO at a rate of 5.538 hours every two weeks, resulting in 144 hours per year. All vacation and sick time are subtracted from this bank. In addition, there will be six core holidays and one floating holiday available to the resident.
Health insurance (medical, dental and vision): Offered to the resident, group (couple & family) rates are available
Short-term disability and incidental sick time: Income replacement up to 60% of base salary
Long-term disability: Income replacement up to 60% of base salary
Professional Funding: May be offered to residents each year as part of the budget process. Assistance is available to residents in the form of support for materials necessary to attend meetings (i.e., poster printing, business cards, etc.) and financially each resident is allocated up to $2500 per year
Mercy Medical Center PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program participates in the American Society of Health-system Pharmacists (ASHP) Resident Matching Program. Therefore, it requires each applicant to follow the requirements of the Matching Program.
The program is open for two positions with a start date of on or around July 1st, running for 12 months.
For the pharmacy residency program, the applicant must:
Be licensed (or be eligible for licensure in Massachusetts and complete such no later than September 1st). Residents must minimally have a Commonwealth of Massachusetts intern license or be licensed as a Pharmacist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the start of residency. If an intern license is not obtained by the beginning of the residency, the resident will not be allowed to start and would forfeit the ability to continue.
Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America (naturalized citizens must provide proof of naturalization)
Hold a visa allowing for completion of your residency year (we cannot sponsor your visa)
Have received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy
Adhere to the rules of the Resident Matching Program (RMP), and
Be a highly motivated pharmacist who desires advanced education and training to enhance professional pharmacy practice.
Application materials must include:
An official transcript from the School of Pharmacy to PhORCAS Complete the PhORCAS recommendation form from the following:
About Mercy Medical Center PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program
Mercy Medical Center has established itself as one of the leading providers of health care services in Western Massachusetts. In 2015, Mercy Medical Center became part of Trinity Health Of New England, an integrated health care delivery system that is a member of Trinity Health, Livonia, Michigan, one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation serving communities in 22 states. Mercy Medical Center is a 182-bed acute care hospital in Springfield. Other facilities include Mercy's Rehabilitation Hospital, a comprehensive hospital-based rehabilitation center on the campus of Mercy Medical Center; Brightside for Families and Children, an outpatient service offering counseling and family support programs; and an outpatient opioid treatment program.
To tour the hospital please visit: https://www.trinityhealthofne.org/location/mercy-medical-center-1