Residencies

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

with Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and Program All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)

This residency program, jointly sponsored by Northeastern University School of Pharmacy, Federally Qualified Community Health Centers (FQCH) and Program All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), provides a structured education and training experience for post-graduate pharmacists who desire to accelerate beyond entry-level professional competence. The goal of this one-year residency is to promote development of expertise in the drug therapy management of chronic disease states commonly encountered in urban FQHC and PACE programs.

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PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

In collaboration with Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and Programs All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)

Overview

The residency program, jointly sponsored by Northeastern University – School of Pharmacy (NU-SOP) and Federally Qualified Community Health Centers (FQCHs) and Program All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), provides a structured education and training experience for post-graduate pharmacists who desire to accelerate beyond entry-level professional competence. The goal of this one-year residency is to promote development of expertise in the drug therapy management of chronic disease states commonly encountered in urban FQHC and PACE programs. The resident will practice in a collaborative environment and have responsibilities for the provision of patient care.

Core areas of practice will include anticoagulation, community pharmacy (staffing 1 night/week and 1 weekend/month), drug information, geriatrics, practice management / leadership, and primary care medicine, with opportunity for some experiences in behavioral health, HIV, and pediatrics. S/he will be expected to complete a residency project, gain experience in pharmacy administration, participate in experiential / didactic teaching and complete a teaching certificate at NU-SOP. Finally, the resident will develop and refine skills to successfully self-monitor his / her progress and gain the ability to function proficiently as a member of an integrated health care team (patient-centered medical home model). Upon completion, the resident will have achieved abilities in various areas of pharmacy practice to allow him / her to pursue a wide variety of career paths and to become a leader within the profession. Motivated individuals with a commitment to urban healthcare and educational excellence are encouraged to apply.

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Responsibilities

Academic responsibilities to the School of Pharmacy:

  • Appointment at Northeastern University as Adjunct Clinical Faculty
  • Jointly participate in the instruction of up to 4 doctor of pharmacy students per APPE rotation assigned to the full-time university faculty member at the Site
  • Lead weekly ambulatory care rounds and topic discussions with APPE students.
  • Prepare and present at least one large group teaching per year (final number negotiable), at least two small group teachings, and be present at examinations of the students that are relevant to the didactic lectures for the purpose of answering questions
  • Participate in 1 three-hour Comprehensive Disease Management (CDM) Seminar per week during one semester and work 1 three-hour lab session in the Pharmaceutical Care Laboratory during the alternate semester
  • Attend appropriate departmental faculty meetings scheduled each semester

Clinical responsibilities to the Site

  • Participate actively in patient care and drug consultation on the assigned patient care clinics
  • Work collaboratively with the health care practitioners to provide patient services
  • Provide education and support for the Site’s staff
  • Participate in drug utilization reviews and clinical intervention and documentation systems
  • Provide medication therapy management in collaboration with the practitioners for the Site’s patients
  • Provide medication counseling for the Site’s patients
  • Provide comprehensive medication regimen reviews and patient counseling
  • Provide drug information responses for providers and other health care professionals
  • Participate in a clinical research project and prepare a poster presentation and an associated manuscript suitable for publication

Residency Faculty

Residency Program Director & Preceptor
Jenny A. Van Amburgh, PharmD,
FAPhA, BCACP, CDE
Clinical Professor
Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs

Preceptors
Carle Bouwmeester, PharmD, BCPS
Associate Clinical Professor

Michael P. Conley, PharmD
Assistant Clinical Professor

Kathleen Bungay, PharmD, BCPP
Assistant Professor

Thomas Matta, PharmD
Assistant Clinical Professor

Debra J. Reid, PharmD, CDE
Assistant Clinical Professor

Practice Sites

Northeastern University – School of Pharmacy
360 Huntington Avenue
218R in 140 The Fenway
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5000

FQHC
Harbor Health Services, Inc:
Community Health Centers
• Neponset (Dorchester, MA)
• Geiger-Gibson (Dorchester, MA)
• Harbor- Hyannis (Hyannis, MA)

The Dimock Center (Roxbury, MA)

PACE
Harbor Health Services, Inc:
Elder Service Plan (Mattapan, MA)

Application Information

How to Apply: Please complete the PhORCAS Application process: Apply Here

For more information

Jenny Van Amburgh, PharmD, FAPhA, BCACP, CDE
Clinical Professor / Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs
Tel: 617.373.7444
j.vanamburgh@neu.edu

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Helping Hands

PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency

with Walgreens

This residency program is based at the Walgreens Pharmacy located within the internationally known Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, Massachusetts. The mission of the Northeastern University Community Pharmacy Residency Program is to develop well-rounded, confident, effective, and innovative community pharmacy practitioners who will advance the profession and improve community health by providing superior patient care in a financially sustainable manner.

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Walgreens

Northeastern University School of Pharmacy and Walgreens Pharmacy Community Pharmacy Residency Program, PGY1: Boston, Massachusetts

The mission of the Northeastern University (NEU) Community Pharmacy Residency Program is to develop well-rounded, confident, effective and innovative community pharmacy practitioners who will advance the profession and improve community health by providing superior patient care in a financially sustain- able manner. Graduates of this program will be qualified to accept positions as clinical pharmacists in the community pharmacy setting. In addition, Walgreens seeks to enable residents to achieve their professional goals, become a leader within the profession, provide compassionate care for members of their communities and contribute to the Walgreen Company’s advancement in healthcare.

The residency program is based at the Walgreens Pharmacy located within the internationally known Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, Massachusetts. This premier pharmacy location offers a variety of innovative clinical pharmacy services for patients who are prescribed complex therapies for HIV/AIDS, oncolo- gy, transplant and diabetes. The community pharmacists at this site work closely with an interdisciplinary group of providers, patients, and the community to provide optimal drug therapy for patients. In addition, residents gain insights on management issues that can affect the implementation of patient care services in the community pharmacy setting. There will also be the opportunity to develop HIV services at a Walgreens pharmacy in Mattapan and at a new Walgreens pharmacy in the Downtown Crossing section of Boston. This new pharmacy will adopt the Well Experience model that Walgreens is introducing across the country. This PGY1 residency is in its first year and undergoing accreditation by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in associa- tion with the American Pharmacists Association.

Residency Activities

The resident will participate in the provision of patient-care services through the following:

  • Development of health and wellness programs
  • Medication therapy management and adherence programs in HIV/ AIDS, oncology, transplantation, and diabetes
  • Medication teaching both on site and within area hospitals to reliably deliver comprehensive care
  • Pharmacist-administered immunizations
  • Community outreach programs to help address health care issues in local communities Participation in compounding opportunities through collaboration with Children’s Hospital of Boston
  • HIV certification through the University of Buffalo Program

The resident will participate in the following activities that strengthen practice management and educator skills:

  • develop and implement effective and sustainable clinical programs in urban community pharmacy settings;
  • engage our urban communities by developing and implementing edu- cational and health services targeted toward improving population health and building relationships;
    critically evaluate existing and newly developed clinical and education- al programs;
  • develop and implement quality improvement initiatives to enhance operational efficiency of distributive and clinical activities;
  • facilitate learning activities for student pharmacists in the community pharmacy, as well as in campus-based laboratories and classrooms; and
  • integrate into existing operational workflow, restructure current busi- ness model to help improve care to patients as they transition from hospital to home

Residency Program Benefits

  • Competitive stipend and comprehensive medical plan
  • Travel allowance for pharmacy-related conferences
  • Residents are eligible for Paid Time Off (PTO). The rate at which you accrue your PTO will be based on your years of service, average hours per week, and position. Resident pharmacists may accrue ap- proximately 15 days (120 hours) depending on average hours worked and time in position. Team members will also receive 6 company paid holidays after meeting eligibility requirements.
  • Adjunct appointment with NEU School of Pharmacy
  • Access to NEU Library and online resources

Candidate Requirements

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a college or school of pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
  • Massachusetts pharmacist license within 60 days of the start of the residency program
  • Submission of residency application materials to Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)
    • Completed application
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Three professional letters of recommendation
    • A letter of intent explaining why you are pursuing a community pharmacy residency and what you hope to gain from the residen- cy program
    • Official university transcripts
  • Completed online application at www.walgreens.jobs

A completed application and all accompanying materials must be received no later than January 15th, 2014.

Residency Program Contact Information
Specific questions about this residency position can be directed to: Karen Poliskey, Pharm.D. at karen.poliskey@walgreens.com

Apply Here

To Apply for the Walgreens/Northeastern University Community Pharmacy Residency Program, PGY1, Boston, Massachusetts, Please complete the two steps below:

  1. Submit residency application materials to Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Process (PhORCAS) (Click here for PhORCAS Application)
    1. Completed PhORCAS Application
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Three professional letters of reference
    4. A letter of intent explaining why you are pursuing a community pharmacy residency and
      what you hope to gain from the residency program.
    5. Official university transcripts
  2. Complete an online application at www.walgreens.jobs: Walgreens Application

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