Overview: This PGY2 pharmacy residency program builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in critical care. The program provides residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete this PGY2 program are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification.
Description: Integrated pharmacy practitioners at Tufts Medical Center are responsible for dedicated clinical practices, drug distribution, teaching and research in a variety of critical care settings. Tufts Medical Center is a Level 1 trauma center and is renowned for providing outstanding care to patients in more than 100 adult, pediatric and neonatal intensive care unit beds. The Emergency Department serves more than 45,000 patients every year. Residents will be required to rotate through core experiences and have the opportunity to select 2 elective experiences.
Medical ICU (MICU)
Surgical ICU (SICU)
Neurocritical Care Unit (NCCU)
Cardiothoracic ICU (CTU)
Coronary Care Unit (CCU)
Advanced Heart Failure / Transplant
Elective Experiences (not all inclusive):
Pediatric ICU (PICU)
Neonatal ICU (NICU)
Any previous ICU rotation completed, with a focus on precepting
In addition to the core learning experiences, residents participate in a number of longitudinal activities including hospital pharmacy practice (staffing component), in transitional care and emergency response. The resident will attend and actively participate in the Pharmacy Critical Care Team meetings and attend the Medical Center Critical Care Committee meetings. The resident will also be an active participant in teaching PGY1 residents, pharmacy students and house staff, and be required to complete a residency project.
Outcomes: The resident is prepared for an advanced practice in critical care that integrates direct patient care, drug distribution, teaching and practice management. The purpose of the program is achieved by utilizing the four competency areas and their associated educational goals and objectives as required by the ASHP Standard. Competency areas are:
Advancing practice and improving systems of care
Leadership and management
Teaching, education and dissemination of knowledge
Tufts Medical Center: The Medical Center, located in downtown Boston is a world-class academic medical center that includes the Floating Hospital for Children. It is noted for its outstanding patient care offered to both adults and children. The Medical Center is renowned for teaching generations of future physicians and for breaking new ground with ongoing, innovative research.
Founded at the Boston Dispensary in 1796, Tufts Medical Center is the oldest permanent medical facility in New England. It provides services in every major specialty and subspecialty. Learn more at www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org
Salary and Benefits: The residency stipend is competitive with those offered in similar programs. Residents are eligible for the hospital’s benefits package, including health insurance and paid time off (vacation, sick, and personal). The department also provides funds to partially offset the cost of travel to national, regional and local professional conferences.
Application Requirements: The applicant must have a PharmD degree and be participating in, or have completed, an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program. Applicants must be licensed or eligible for licensure in Massachusetts. Curriculum vitae, personal statement / letter of intent, official college of pharmacy transcripts, and three letters of recommendation are necessary to be considered for an on-site interview. All application materials should be submitted through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). Applicants should advise those writing letters of recommendation to use only the template provided in PhORCAS.
Application Deadline: Application materials are due by Tuesday, December 31, 2019
About Tufts Medical Center
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