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Pharmacy Residency Programs at BIDMC

Pharmacists are a vital component of the health care team, working in partnership with physicians and other health care professionals to provide optimal pharmaceutical care to the patients they serve.

The Post Graduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), in conjunction with MCPHS University, provides a structured and advanced education and training experience that builds upon Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists who are: 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 Post Graduate Year two (PGY2) Pharmacy Residency Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) provides a rigorous and specialized education and training experience that prepares its graduates to successfully practice in Infectious Diseases and/or Antimicrobial Stewardship as a clinician or academician, or to pursue fellowship training.

Graduates will have developed a foundation of skills that will facilitate their ability to pursue a wide variety of career paths within the profession of Infectious Diseases Pharmacy practice with a focus on clinical practice, project management, teaching and Antimicrobial Stewardship.

Department of Pharmacy

The Department of Pharmacy at BIDMC employs approximately 120 FTEs including: pharmacists, technicians, residents, students and other support personnel who provide pharmacy services to patients and healthcare professionals.

In-patient pharmacy services at BIDMC are provided by decentralized clinical pharmacists in a unit-based practice model. The pharmacy’s computer system interfaces with the hospital’s Provider Order Entry (POE) computer program, allowing the pharmacists to access patient information throughout the medical center as they work with other health care professionals to provide medication management services for patients at BIDMC.

In addition to the provision of inpatient and outpatient pharmaceutical services, the pharmacy also serves as an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience and Cooperative Education site for pharmacy students from both MCPHS University and Northeastern University College of Pharmacy.

Pharmacy Mission Statement: To work collaboratively with all members of the Medical Center's healthcare team to promote safe, effective and fiscally responsible pharmacotherapy.

Contact Information

PGY1 Residency Program Director
Katherine Cunningham, PharmD, MHA, BCPS
Director of Clinical Pharmacy Programs
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 
One Deaconess Road, Rosenberg B17 
Boston, MA 02215

PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency Program Director 
Christopher McCoy, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Coordinator: Antimicrobial Stewardship
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
One Deaconess Road, Rosenberg B21
Boston, MA 02215