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Residency Training Program

PGY2 Residency – Critical Care

Program Director
Kevin Horbowicz, PharmD, BCPS, kevin.horbowicz@bmc.org, call: 617.638.6796

Program Description

The PGY-2 critical care residency is an ASHP-accredited PGY-2 program offering specialized training in critical care pharmacotherapy. After orientation to the department, the resident begins a series of rotations and other activities designed to meet the goals and objectives of the PGY-2 residency in critical care. Rotation options include emergency medicine, medical intensive care, surgical intensive care, and cardiac intensive care, nutrition support, infectious diseases, and neurocritical care. Longitudinal activities include completion of a research project, drug policy development and teaching opportunities (formal CE lectures, leading case conferences, co-precepting students from local colleges of pharmacy). In addition, the resident meets the objectives for hospital practice by participating in the on-call program.

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Core Rotations

  • Medical ICU
  • Surgical ICU
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Coronary Care Unit (CCU)

Elective Rotations

  • Infectious diseases consult service
  • Nutrition support
  • Neonatal ICU
  • Pediatric ICU
  • Neurocritical care
  • Additional rotations may be available depending upon resident interest

Longitudinal Responsibilities

  • On-call Program
  • Resident Research Project
  • Medication Use Evaluation
  • Participation on residency committees

Teaching Opportunities

  • Resident Case Conference (weekly)
  • Inservices (to Nursing, Physicians, and Pharmacy staff)
  • Two formal CE lectures
  • Co-precept pharmacy students while on rotation
    (Northeastern University or Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences)
  • Facilitate Therapeutics Seminars (Northeastern University)
  • Resident Teaching Seminar (state-wide teaching series, certificate is obtained upon completion)


  • Estimated Stipend:  $47,500
  • Insurance Benefits:  Health, dental, vision, disability, accidental death and dismemberment, life insurance
  • Earned time accrual (holidays/vacation/sick leave)
  • Office space with computer
  • Travel/CE allowance:  Eastern States Resident's Conference, ASHP Midyear Meeting

Requirements for Acceptance

Doctor of Pharmacy degree from ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy; certificate from PGY1 program (or equivalent); eligibility for licensure in Massachusetts; be a US citizen or carry a permanent resident visa (a "green card"); complete application: letter of intent (including goals), college transcript, curriculum vitae, 3 completed standardized reference forms; personal on-site interview.

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Outpatient Pharmacies

Shapiro Ambulatory Care Center
725 Albany Street
Call: 617.414.4880
Toll free number: 855.274.MEDS
Hours: Mon-Fri: 7 am-7 pm
Sat: 9 am-5 pm
Sun: 10 am-3 pm

Doctors Office Building
720 Harrison Avenue
Call: 617.638.8130
Hours: Mon–Fri: 9 am–6 pm
Sat–Sun: closed

Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center
850 Harrison Avenue
Call: 617.414.4883
Hours: Mon–Fri: 9 am–8 pm
Sat: 9 am–4 pm
Sun: closed

Administrative Offices

Newton Pavilion
88 East Newton Street

Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center
850 Harrison Avenue
Call: 617.638.5781

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