Pharmacy Residency Program


  • Residency Showcase at ASHP MYM: 12/5/23, 1 – 4 pm
  • Virtual Open House: 11/28/23, 6-8 PM
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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


Required Blocks

  • Orientation — 5 weeks
  • Anticoagulation — 5 weeks
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship — 5 weeks
  • Critical Care — 6 weeks
  • Pharmacy Leadership and Management — 4 weeks
  • Transitions of Care — 6 weeks
  • General Medicine — 6 weeks

Required Longitudinal (All Year)

  • Education and Precepting
  • Medication Safety
  • Pharmacy Practice (Longitudinal staffing: every other Saturday and one evening per week)

Electives: Choose 3

  • Pain Stewardship — 4 weeks
  • Pharmacy Informatics — 4 weeks
  • Critical Care II — 4 weeks
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship II — 4 weeks
  • Ambulatory Oncology  - 4 weeks
  • Transitions of Care II (Geriatrics) – 4 weeks

Other Program Requirements

  • Teaching Certificate (External program, longitudinal)
  • Residency Project (Longitudinal)
  • 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 2.

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