Pharmacy Residency Program

Program Purpose

Postgraduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy residency programs build on pharmacy education and outcomes to contribute to the development of a clinical pharmacist responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Program Overview

Emerson Hospital’s PGY1 pharmacy residency program offers training opportunities in a community hospital setting in acute care, clinical services and practice leadership. Our residents will have the opportunity to provide pharmaceutical care to patients in multiple settings to achieve optimal therapeutic outcomes. They will become proficient independent practitioners, confident in their abilities to provide effective medication education to a multidisciplinary team, along with patients and their families. They will maintain professional ethics and maturity and assume commitment to the profession to drive positive professional change. Upon completion of the program, individuals are awarded a residency certificate.

Learning Experience Rotations


  • Orientation
  • Anticoagulation
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Critical Care
  • Medication Safety (longitudinal)
  • Oncology
  • Pharmacy Leadership and Management
  • General Medicine and Transitions of Care I
  • General Medicine and Transitions of Care II
  • Pharmacy Practice (longitudinal staffing)


  • Pain Stewardship
  • Repeat a required rotation

Other Program Requirements

  • Teaching Certificate
  • Residency Project
  • Attendance at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Eastern States Conference

Program Details

Start date: July 1
Duration: 1 year
Number of Positions: 2
Stipend: $50,000


  • Earned time
  • Conference time and paid expenses
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance

Application Process

All applications will be submitted through Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PHORCAS). The deadline for applying is January 1.

A completed application will consist of:

  1. Application form
  2. College transcripts
  3. Three (3) letters of recommendation
  4. A letter of intent
  5. The applicant’s curriculum vitae

Meet Our Preceptors


Christine McLellan
PGY1 Residency Program Director, Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator
Pharm.D. – University of Rhode Island, 2001
Board-certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, 2008
Diplomate, Pharmacy Leadership Academy, 2009
Masters of Health Care Administration – Simmons University, 2013

Robert J. Moura
Director of Pharmacy and Clinical Services
BS Pharmacy – Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 1975
MSc. –  Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 1980
Fellow, Massachusetts Society of Health System Pharmacists, 2014

Yi Gao-Roberts
Clinical Oncology Specialist
Pharm.D. – University of Maryland, Baltimore 2003
Board-certified Oncology Pharmacist, 2010

Yain Lu 
Senior Pharmacist
BS. Pharm – Long Island University 1991
Masters of Health Care Administration – Simmons University,  2012
Fellow, American Society of Consultant Pharmacist, 2009

Stella Panneton
Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist
Pharm.D. – Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University, 2004
PGY1 Residency – Duke University Medical Center, 2005
PGY2 Residency (Critical Care) – University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, 2006
Board-certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, 2008

Sarah Roland
Clinical Pharmacist – Transitions of Care
Pharm.D. – University of Rhode Island, 2010
Board-certified Geriatric Pharmacist, 2017

Peter Stern
Pharmacy and Anticoagulation Clinic Supervisor
Pharm.D. – University of Rhode Island, 2012
Certified Anticoagulation Care Provider, 2015
Board-certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, 2019

Meagan C. Silvia
Transitions of Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Pharm.D. – Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University, 2008
PGY1 Residency – Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, 2009
Board-certified Geriatric Specialist, 2017