Pharmacy Residency Programs at BIDMC
About Our Residency Programs
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.
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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 (PharmD) 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:
Department of Pharmacy
The Department of Pharmacy at BIDMC employs approximately 164 FTEs including: The Pharmacy Administrative Team (Directors, Managers, Supervisors), Clinical Specialists, Clinical Pharmacists, Pharmacy Residents, Technicians, Students, and other support personnel who provide comprehensive pharmacy services to patients and other healthcare professionals. Additional pharmacists and support personnel are employed in our hospital owned ambulatory clinics.
Inpatient pharmacy services are provided by decentralized clinical pharmacists in a team-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 healthcare professionals to provide medication management services for patients at BIDMC.
In addition to the provision of inpatient and ambulatory 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.