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PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency Programs

Overview of the 2018-19 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Programs

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

Mission

Our mission is to educate residents by creating a culture of support, accountability and innovation. The programs seek 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 PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency Programs build 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 (PGY-2) 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 programs 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 programs 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

Practice Sites

Martin's Point Health Care

Martin’s Point Health Care (MPHC) offers primary care services within seven health care centers throughout Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. It is a health care organization leading the way to provide better care at lower costs in the communities it serves. As a not-for-profit organization, the primary mission for MPHC, is to help patients and health plan members live healthier lives, with the promise of treating each and every one with warmth, care, and concern.

The Portland Health Care Center will serve as one of the practice sites for the resident. It is the largest of the seven MPHC centers and serves approximately 10,000 patients. The pharmacy department is comprised of both clinical pharmacists and operationally based pharmacists who work together to improve patient care experiences and health outcomes. The pharmacy team plays an integral role in the provision of comprehensive primary care services in a unique interprofessional setting.

Hannaford Pharmacy

A lot has changed since 1883 — the year Arthur Hannaford began selling high-quality fruits & vegetables from a produce cart on the Portland, Maine, waterfront. That one-horse cart became Hannaford Supermarkets, a leading grocer serving customers throughout Northern New England and New York.

Based in Scarborough, Maine, Hannaford Supermarkets operates 180 stores in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, and Massachusetts. Within those stores, Hannaford operates 153 pharmacies that offer a variety of health services, including immunizations, medication therapy management, opioid risk assessment – naloxone prescribing and medication synchronization services. At Hannaford Pharmacies, residents will gain experience working in both community pharmacy and corporate pharmacy administration settings. 

Apothecary by Design

A Special Kind of Specialty Pharmacy

Apothecary By Design is a specialty pharmacy headquartered in Portland, Maine, and licensed throughout nearly the entire United States. They are focused on the treatment of complex, chronic diseases, such as hepatitis C, HIV, and rheumatoid arthritis. 

Apothecary By Design's commitment to excellence has been acknowledged in other ways. ABD is one of the few specialty pharmacies to hold national accreditations from both the Accreditation Commission for Health Care and URAC. To share—and expand—their expertise, ABD has also forged close academic affiliations, including a residency program with the University of New England College of Pharmacy.

Current and Past Residents

Learning Experiences

The residency program is designed such that 70% of the resident’s time will be dedicated to patient care services, 10% 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