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University of Massachusetts Medical School - Commonwealth Medicine
Clinical Pharmacy Services
333 South Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Code: 13501
NMS Code: 123814
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)
Managed Care Pharmacy
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Thomas C. Pomfret, PharmD, MPH, BCPS
(774) 455-3238
Fax: (877) 208-7428
Director of Pharmacy: Timothy Cummins, R.Ph., MBA
(774) 455-3440
Fax: (877) 208-7428
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 mo. residency
Number of Positions: 2
Application Deadline: 2019-01-03
Starting Date: 2019-07-01
Estimated Stipend: 48000
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   After orientation to the department, the resident will begin a series of core and longitudinal rotations along with other leadership activities designed to meet the goals and objectives of the UMass Medical School Clinical Pharmacy Services PGY1 Managed Care Pharmacy Practice Residency Program.
The resident will work with multiple program directors and clinical pharmacists in order to gain a thorough understanding of clinical medication management and cost-containment strategies. Activities will include preparing and presenting monographs for medication/class reviews and quality assurance analyses, participating in the planning and implementation of clinical pharmacy initiatives, participating in multidisciplinary outreach programs for plan members, project management activities for designated leadership roles, conducting a longitudinal research project, and precepting pharmacy students on clinical rotations. Involvement with various Medicaid plans is offered. Patient care rotations in multiple disciplines are also available.

Affiliation with MCPHS University, Northeastern University, and other schools of pharmacy will afford the resident multiple teaching and precepting opportunities. Active participation in a longitudinal Pharmacy Teaching and Learning Seminar culminates in a Teaching Certificate upon program completion.
Fringe Benefits:   Health, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, retirement plan options, earned time accrual for vacation, state/federal holidays, office space with laptop & docking station (equipment for at-home work office as well), travel/conference allowance (ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Conference).
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   Program-specific Supplemental Materials: (1) Completed candidate application form, includes planned receipt of (or anticipated completion of) a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a college accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education by May 30 prior to the start of the program year and official college/university transcripts for pharmacy education; (2) Three references or letters of recommendation; applicants requesting a reference from a Clinical Pharmacy Services team member are encouraged to obtain a fourth reference; and (3) Candidates invited for an interview are required to deliver a presentation and complete a short writing sample at that time. For the 2019-2020 program year, residency candidate interview dates will be: Feb 4 (Mon), Feb 5 (Tues) and/or Feb 8 (Fri). If you are interested in applying to our program, please plan accordingly! All application materials must be submitted utilizing the PhORCAS system.
Program-specific special requests for reference writers: Completed recommendations through PhORCAS are required; please provide specific details and examples, whenever possible.
Training Site Type: Managed Care
Owner Affiliate: State for University
Model Type(s): PBM; Consultative Services
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 70
Non-Professional Staff: 30

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