This program combines a 12-month PGY1 pharmacy practice residency with a 12-month PGY2 residency in health-system administration. In year one, the resident participates in and is responsible for all of the requirements of the accredited Tufts Medical Center PGY1 Pharmacy Residency. In year two, this PGY2 pharmacy residency program builds upon PGY1 residency graduates’ competence in the delivery of patient-centered care and in pharmacy operational services to prepare residents who can assume high level managerial, supervisory, and leadership responsibilities. Areas of competence emphasized during the program include safe and effective medication-use systems, quality assurance and improvement, the management of human resources, the management of financial resources, use of technology, and advanced leadership. The residency lays the foundation for continued growth in management and leadership skills. Upon graduation, residents are prepared for a clinical or operational management/supervisory role in a variety of work settings.
Pharmacists at Tufts Medical Center are responsible for dedicated clinical practices, drug distribution, teaching and research in both acute and ambulatory settings. The Department of Pharmacy is renowned for combining clinical, operational, financial, and regulatory management into a cohesive whole and for involving every member of the staff in administering the programs of the department. The resident will develop competence in caring for inpatients and outpatients, and in managing people and processes.
The resident is prepared for a managerial role in health-system pharmacy practice that integrates direct patient care, drug distribution, teaching and practice management. The resident will be able to design, improve and manage a safe and effective medication use system. The competency areas are: (1) patient care; (2) advancing practice and improving patient care; (3) leadership and management; and (4) teaching, education, and dissemination of knowledge. A complete description of required competency areas can be found at: https://www.ashp.org/Professional-Development/Residency-Information/Residency-Program-Resources/Residency-Accreditation
Be a graduate of an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy
Be eligible for licensure in Massachusetts
Be registered with the National Matching Service and the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)
About Tufts Medical Center
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