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Pharmacy

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.

Post Graduate Year two (PGY2) Pharmacy Residency Programs at BIDMC build upon the training and skills developed during PGY1 pharmacy residency training and focus on the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice.  Residents who successfully complete one of the accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency programs at BIDMC will  possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in the specialized practice area.   Advanced training programs at BIDMC Include:

PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program
PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency Program

Department of Pharmacy

The Department of Pharmacy at BIDMC employs approximately 130 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
617-754-3812
kcunning@bidmc.harvard.edu


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
617-754-3817
cmccoy@bidmc.harvard.edu

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