PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program

Overview of the 2016-17 Community Pharmacy Residency Program


A partnership with the University of New England, Hannaford Pharmacy and Martin's Point Health Care

Mission 
Our mission is to educate "Pharmacy leaders for Your Team" by creating a culture of support, accountability and innovation. The program seeks to develop and refine clinical and didactic teaching skills, foster leadership and engage the resident in scholarly activity for the purpose of advancing the roles of the pharmacist in the community pharmacy setting and enhancing the profession as a whole.

Purpose statement

The PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training. Pharmacist residency education and training in community-based practice aims to develop pharmacy leaders who are capable of improving the health of patients within the communities they serve. The primary purpose of the program is to foster the development of community-based pharmacist practitioners who are community-focused practice leaders, serving as an access point for care and having the skillset necessary to provide quality generalist patient care services wherever health and medication needs arise.

Goals

The residency program shall enable the resident to:

  • Develop the advanced knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to successfully practice in the challenging and dynamic community pharmacy setting.
  • Promote professional leadership through community and professional involvement and scholarly activities.
  • Prepare pharmacy practitioners competent to assume clinical, operational, educational and administrative responsibilities within the community practice environment.

Required Outcomes

  • Manage and improve the medication-use process
  • Provide evidence-based, patient-centered care and collaborate with other healthcare professionals to optimize patient care
  • Exercise leadership and practice management skills
  • Demonstrate project management skills
  • Provide medication and practice-related information, education and/or training
  • Utilize medical informatics
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills for the successful community practice interface with the managed care or self-insured employer environment

The residency program is designed such that 60% of the resident’s time will be dedicated to patient care services, 20% to teaching, 10% to practice management and 10% to scholarly activity.

The resident will be exposed to five longitudinal and four concentrated learning experiences through their year of tenure, the main longitudinal experiences revolve around practice management and patient care services. The concentrated learning experiences comprise both didactic and experiential teaching. In addition, the resident may choose concentrated electives as part of their residency experience.

Residency Benefits