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 cardiology. 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, if available.
Description: Integrated pharmacy practitioners at Tufts Medical Center are responsible for dedicated clinical practices, drug distribution, teaching and research in a variety of cardiac care settings. The Cardiovascular Center at Tufts Medical Center offers nationally renowned programs in advanced heart failure and heart transplantation, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, cardiac arrhythmias, interventional cardiology, cardio-oncology and cardiac surgery. Dedicated pharmacists provide care to patients following cardiac surgery, in the cardiomyopathy unit, on a general cardiology floor, and in the cardiology clinic. Residents will be required to rotate through core experiences and have the opportunity to select 2 elective experiences.
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant
Coronary Care Unit
Electives (not all inclusive):
Electrophysiology Cardiology Clinic
Transplant Infectious Diseases
Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)
A longitudinal experience will be established in the cardiology clinic where the resident will be able to develop a year-long practice in ambulatory care. The resident will actively participate on the Code Committee and the Anticoagulation Committee and will participate in the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Committee weekly meetings. The resident will also be an active participant in the teaching of PGY1 residents, pharmacy students and house staff, and be required to complete a residency project.
Tufts Medical Center has provided an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency for more than 40 years. This PGY2 pharmacy residency is in its first year and has candidate status for accreditation.
Outcomes: The resident is prepared for an advanced practice in cardiology that integrates direct patient care, drug distribution, teaching and practice management. The purpose of the program is achieved by utilizing the five 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
Management of cardiovascular (ACLS) medical emergencies
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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