Ambulatory Care, Cardiology, Diabetes, Infectious Disease, Management/Leadership, Nephrology, Oncology, Pediatrics/OB-GYN, Primary Care
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 ambulatory 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.
Integrated pharmacy practitioners at Tufts Medical Center are responsible for dedicated clinical practices, drug distribution, teaching and research in a variety of ambulatory care settings. The Ambulatory Care pharmacy program works closely with the medical staff and patients to ensure that medications are prescribed appropriately, administered safely, and work effectively. Dedicated pharmacists care for patients with chronic conditions in variety of specialties including primary care, endocrinology, infectious diseases, cardiology, oncology, dermatology, rheumatology, neurology, GI and hepatology, nephrology, pulmonology, and pediatrics. Residents will focus on medication-related care of patients who are prescribed chronic, costly, and complex medications that require ongoing management by a pharmacist for appropriateness, access and affordability, as well as adherence.
Residents are required to rotate through core experiences of orientation, primary care, infectious diseases, endocrinology, cardiology, ambulatory leadership, and longitudinal experiences in teaching, outpatient operational support, and a monthly multidisciplinary clinic comprising of addiction psychiatry, infectious diseases, and hepatology. Residents will also have the opportunity to select two elective experiences that are 4 weeks in duration. Current available electives are in nephrology, solid organ transplant, pediatrics, and oncology.
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 is not yet accredited