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Pharmacy Residency Program

Program Description
The PGY1 pharmacy residency at Norwood Hospital is a 12-month program designed to develop skills and competencies in the provision of pharmaceutical care. After six to eight weeks of orientation to the department, the resident begins a series of rotations and other longitudinal activities designed to meet the goals and objectives of the Norwood Hospital pharmacy residency program. Residents participate in all aspects of pharmacy services, including direct patient care, the pharmacy consult program, provision of education to pharmacy students, pharmacists and other health care professionals, and development and implementation of new pharmacy services.

Program Purpose
The PGY1 pharmacy residency focuses on the progressive development of clinical skills that were first applied in the advanced pharmacy practice experiences of the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program to develop residents into clinical pharmacists capable of medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions. Graduates of the program will be eligible for board certification and postgraduate year 2 (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Residency Program

Required Learning Experiences (four to eight weeks in length depending on rotation):

  • Orientation 
  • Internal Medicine
  • Intensive Care
  • Hospitalist Team
  • Pharmacy Administration

Required Longitudinal Responsibilities:

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinic
  • Oncology
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Staffing (two weekend shifts per month and one evening shift per week, holiday coverage)
  • Residency Research Project
  • Resident Teaching and Learning Seminar: monthly resident teaching seminar with MA pharmacy residents through Northeastern University

Elective Rotations:

  • Accountable Care Organization Clinical Pharmacy
  • Student Precepting
  • Pharmacy Administration II
  • Focused Oncology
  • Advanced Pharmacy Operations
  • Repeat any rotation with an alternative focus 

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 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 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 on July 1

How to Apply

  • Residency candidates should complete an electronic residency application using ASHP PhORCAS, which will include: 
    • Letter of intent
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    • Pharmacy school transcripts
    • Three (3) letters of recommendation including one from a faculty member and one from an employer
  • Application deadline: January 5, 2020

International applicants must have completed a pharmacy education or 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.

Estimated stipend: $40,000

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

Number of positions: 2 (1 international)

Residency Program Director Contact Information
Melissa Bachman, PharmD, BCPS
Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator
Department of Pharmacy Services
Norwood Hospital
800 Washington St.
Norwood, MA 02062
[email protected]