The UMass Memorial Medical Center ASHP-accredited PGY2 residency is designed to prepare pharmacists for a career in a critical care practice setting including medical, surgical, trauma, neuroscience, or cardiac intensive care. Graduates of our program are prepared to become clinical specialists at large academic medical centers, faculty members at colleges of pharmacy, and candidates for critical care fellowships.
UMMMC has 7 adult ICUs, a pediatric ICU, and a neonatal ICU providing a diverse range of critical care learning experiences. We are the only level-1 trauma center for Central Massachusetts. We are also a Cardiovascular Center of Excellence, employ the 24-hour VISICU telemedicine service, and we have a state-of-the-art Emergency Medicine and Toxicology Department. Our multidisciplinary Critical Care Operations Committee has been recognized as a successful model of how to translate evidence-based medicine to bedside practice.
The resident will participate in an in-house on-call program. Our residents are trained to provide drug information and pharmacy driven clinical services, including participation in the management of medical emergencies, anticoagulation service, and aminoglycoside service during these on-call shifts.
We also provide numerous teaching opportunities through our strong relationships with several colleges of pharmacy. We also have teaching and learning opportunities through the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine and Graduate School of Nursing.
The PGY2 pharmacy residency program in Emergency Medicine builds on the skills learned from the PGY1 pharmacy residency program. The Emergency Medicine residency offers a unique blend of independent and mentored learning so that the resident can formulate the problem-solving and communication skills necessary to design and implement pharmacotherapy regimens to a diverse patient population.
UMMMC University Campus is the only level-1 trauma center for Central MA. The University Emergency Department sees over 100,000 patients each year with an additional 40,000 seen at the Memorial campus. There are four decentralized pharmacists dedicated to the emergency department 16.5 hours per day They are responsible for responding to all codes in the department, serving as a drug information resource, assisting with toxicology consultations, and managing the critical care boarding pod located in the emergency department. In addition, they work in conjunction with the transitions of care pharmacy team and APPE students to review medication histories, collected by the students, and optimize pharmacotherapy regimens for admitted patients.
Residents can undertake a number of teaching opportunities through the UMMMC Emergency Medicine and Toxicology post graduate training programs, the UMass School of Medicine and Graduate School of Nursing, and other affiliations throughout New England. Residents who successfully complete the Emergency Medicine program will be qualified for positions as a decentralized clinical pharmacy specialist, faculty members in academia, and candidates for fellowship programs. They will have the tools necessary to obtain board certification and have a positive impact on the world of pharmacy.
PGY1 residency completion
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About UMass Memorial Medical Center
UMass Memorial Medical Center is the region’s trusted academic medical center, part of the UMass Memorial Health Care system. We are committed to improving the health of people in Central Massachusetts through excellence in care, comprehensive health services, teaching, and research, of which the Department of Pharmacy plays an integral role.