How many residency positions are available at BIDMC?
There is one PGY2 Critical Care resident. Other BIDMC residency programs
include 4 PGY1 residents and one PGY2 Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial
Stewardship residency position.
Must I attend the ASHP Midyear meeting to be considered for the BIDMC
No. While attendance at the meeting provides a direct opportunity to meet
and discuss our program, we recognize that not everyone is able to attend.
Selections for interviews will be based on our review of the submitted
applications through PHORCAS.
How are candidates selected for an On-Site Interview?
Completed applications will be reviewed by members of the Residency
Advisory Committee to determine candidates that most closely match the
BIDMC program goals and opportunities. Your letter of intent, CV,
scholastic record, PGY1 Experience and letters of recommendation weigh
heavily in the review process. We also consider work experience, career
goals, leadership activities, teaching experience and involvement in
professional activities as important factors in our selection process.
What should I expect during the On-Site Interview?
Prospective residents are responsible for travel and lodging costs for the
interview at BIDMC. The interview process entails a full day (8am - 4:00pm)
of meetings with the Residency Director, clinical preceptors, critical care
physicians, administrative staff and the current residents. A tour of the
pharmacy and hospital is also included. Each applicant will be asked to
present a 15 minute clinical case during the interview day.
What is the salary?
The salary for the 2017-18 Residency Program is $50,000.
What are the staffing requirements?
One week night shift per week and every third weekend.Do I need to be
licensed in the State of Massachusetts at the start of residency?
Residents must be eligible for licensure (reciprocity or examination) on
initiation of the program and licensed within 90 days from the start of the
Does the BIDMC Residency Program have a website?
Yes, the website address is:
From the website you can access detailed information regarding current and
past residents, preceptors, rotations and other aspects of the BIDMC PGY2
Critical Care Residency Program.
What orientation will I receive prior to starting the residency?
Each resident will attend a general one-day hospital orientation and a
3-day residency specific orientation during the first week of the
residency. This is followed by a general orientation and training program
within the central pharmacy. This training will prepare the resident for
the service component of the residency as well as provide insight into the
operational workflow and policies and procedures of the pharmacy and
How will the program address my individual residency goals?
Required “core” rotations provide the resident a broad experience in the
provision of care to the hospitalized patient. A range of elective
rotations allows the residents to customize their program to match their
interests. Flexibility within the program allows residents to select
elective rotations to maximize their exposure to their areas of interest.
Active participation by the residents in designing their program is
What teaching experiences are available in the program?
BIDMC’s affiliation with MCPHS provides the resident with a number of
teaching opportunities. The resident will facilitate therapeutic seminars/
patient case discussions at MCPHS. Didactic teaching opportunities,
additional preceptor activities and departmental in-services all serve to
enhance the teaching skills of the resident.
What career paths have BIDMC residents selected following the residency
This is our first PGY2 Critical Care Residency year. The majority of our
PGY1 residents are practicing as clinical pharmacists in the inpatient care
setting of various medical institutions across the country, or
practicing as full or adjunctive faculty in the academic setting. Our first
PGY2 ID graduate is in an ID Fellowship training program in Arizona and the
second is a Stewardship Coordinator at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles, CA.