Pharmacy Residency Program | Norwood Hospital

Pharmacy Residency Program

Nationally Accredited Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY-1) Pharmacy Residency at Norwood Hospital

The Pharmacy Practice Residency at Norwood Hospital is a 12 month program designed to develop skills and competencies in the provision of pharmaceutical care. The focus is on the progressive development of clinical skills that were first applied in the advanced pharmacy practice experiences of the PharmD program. Residents participate in all aspects of pharmacy services including the pharmacy consult program, the provision of inservices to other health care professionals, and newly created pharmacy services. 

Residency Program

The residency year consists of six weeks of orientation and 44 weeks of rotations (six to eight weeks each), including:

  • Cardiac Rehab Care
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Internal Medicine
  • Oncology
  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Pharmacy Education Seminar
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Pharmacy Orientation
  • Residency Research Project

Elective rotations include:

  • Accountable Care Organization / Clinical Pharmacy
  • Informatics
  • Psychiatry / Behavioral Medicine
  • Student Precepting / Emergency Department

There is a staffing component to the residency that consists of two weekend and two weekday shifts per month and occasional holiday/sick call coverage.

In order to successfully complete the residency program, it is expected that the resident will abide by all policies and procedures of Norwood Hospital. The resident is expected to develop a residency project to be presented at the Eastern States Conference for Pharmacy Residents and to Norwood Hospital Preceptors prior to completion of the residency. The resident will successfully complete all required objectives set forth by ASHP and serve as a contributing member of the pharmacy team. 

The residency program in Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency conducted at Norwood Hospital is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.


  • United States citizen or resident alien
  • PharmD degree from a school of pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure in Massachusetts (Licensure deadline July 31 of residency year).

How to Apply:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Pharmacy school grade transcripts
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation including one from a faculty member and one from an employer
  • Deadline for application is December 31

International applicants must have completed a pharmacy education of international training program from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) University or be part of a MCPHS affiliate agreement, in addition to the above requirements.


Salary is $40,000

Each resident receives a comprehensive benefits package that includes 10 days vacation/sick time, health insurance, and financial assistance for attending the Eastern States Conference for Pharmacy Residents and Preceptors (with project to present and Residency Program Director approval.)

For more information or to apply:

Jami Jain, Pharm.D., BCPS
Department of Pharmacy Services
Norwood Hospital
800 Washington St.
Norwood, MA 02062