Residency Listing

UMass Memorial Medical Center
Department of Pharmacy- University Campus
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655
Code: 13500
NMS Code: 134713
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Allison A. Forni, Pharm. D., BCPS, BCCCP
(774) 443-3457
Director of Pharmacy: Roland W. Bercume, MS, RPh
(774) 442-9270
Fax: (774) 442-6039
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 mo. residency
Number of Positions: 6
Application Deadline: 1/1/2019
Starting Date: 7/1/2019
Estimated Stipend: 42000
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   

The pharmacy practice residency program is tailored to appeal to an individual desiring a well-rounded pharmacy practice experience. The residents will have the opportunity to provide pharmaceutical care in a variety of patient care settings. Rotations include Medical ICU, Surgical ICU, cardiology, Pediatrics, hematology/oncology/BMT, solid organ transplant, infectious diseases, medication management, and internal medicine. Elective rotations are offered to meet individual residents needs and may include emergency medicine, toxicology, cardiothoracic surgery, neonatal ICU, ambulatory care, and teaching. Residents will provide 24-hour clinical services through an in-house on-call program, a pharmacy led inpatient anticoagulation service and a pharmacist let acute myocardial infarction care team. Residents will also have the opportunity to develop communication and teaching skills by providing didactic lectures and precepting pharmacy students.

Fringe Benefits:   

Fifteen vacation days, 3 personal days, 5 holidays, comprehensive medical coverage, travel to ASHP Midyear Convention and Eastern States Conference, ACLS training, immunization administration training, meal cards (while on-call), and educational support.

Special Requirements for Acceptance:   

Pharm.D. degree, eligibility for Massachusetts licensure. We also require 3 references which should be submitted through PhORCAS.

Training Site Type: Hospital
Owner Affiliate: Private
Model Type(s): Teaching, Tertiary
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 48
Non-Professional Staff: 87
Number of Medical Centers: 3
Total Beds: 779
Average Daily Census: 80
Site Special Features:   

UMass Memorial Medical Center provides Central and Western Massachusetts with a full range of health care services including serving as the region's tertiary/quaternary care referral center. As the academic hub of UMass Memorial Health Care, our Medical Center includes three interrelated facilities on separate campuses (Memorial, university and Hahnemann Campuses) all within a few miles of each other. In addition, our patients receive care at our community-based physician practices, ambulatory clinics, home health and hospice programs, and rehabilitation and behavioral health services. The Medical Center offers a full complement of sophisticated technology and support services, providing the region with specialists renowned for their work in areas such as cancer, cardiology, emergency medicine, children's medical services including an internationally recognized newborn intensive care unit, and women's health. UMass Memorial Medical Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons as the only designated Level I trauma center for adults and children in Central Massachusetts. The University Campus is home to the new Duddie Massad Emergency and Trauma Center and LifeFlight, New England's first hospital-based air ambulances. The Memorial Campus houses the region's only Level III Newborn Intensive Care Unit. The Medical Center has developed a range of services previously unavailable in the region. A comprehensive transplant program includes liver, kidney, pancreas and bone marrow transplantation. Advanced laser technology, off-pump cardiac bypass surgery, minimally invasive surgical techniques, the region's most advanced and active cardiac cath labs, and sophisticated breast care center all enhance the reputation of UMass Memorial Medical Center. Our Medical Center and its parent organization, UMass Memorial Health Care, are the clinical partner of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Our network of care includes four community hospitals: UMass Memorial-Clinton Hospital, and UMass Memorial- Wing Memorial Hospital. Each UMass Memorial Hospital, including its flagship Medical Center, is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.