BMC Pharmacy
Home | Pharmacy Home | Residency Training Programs | PGY2 Residency - Infectious Diseases

Pharmacy

Text Size Increase Text Size Decrease Font Size Print Page

Residency Training Program

PGY2 Residency Infectious Diseases

Program Director
Dana Whitney, PharmD, BCPS, dana.whitney@bmc.org, call: 617.414.7692.

Program Description

The PGY2 infectious disease residency program at Boston Medical Center (BMC) provides a structured education and training experience for pharmacists looking to develop clinical expertise in infectious disease pharmacotherapy and antibiotic management.

After orientation to the department, the resident begins a series of rotations and longitudinal activities designed to meet the goals and objectives of the program. The residency is a tailored, comprehensive program that emphasizes the development of advanced pharmaceutical care skills in the area of infectious diseases.

Upon completion of the specialty residency program at Boston Medical Center, the resident will have achieved a level of expertise in infectious disease pharmacotherapy to function as an independent clinical specialist or educator in the area of infectious diseases pharmacotherapy.

Program Outcomes

  1. Promote health improvement, wellness, and the prevention of infectious diseases.
  2. Optimize the outcomes of individuals with an infectious disease by providing evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy as an integral member of an interdisciplinary team or as an independent clinician.
  3. Manage and improve anti-infective-use processes.
  4. Demonstrate excellence in the provision of educational activities for health care professionals and health care professionals in training centering on optimizing anti-infective pharmacotherapy.
  5. Serve as an authoritative resource on the optimal use of medications used to treat individuals with an infectious disease.
  6. Demonstrate leadership and practice management skills.
  7. Conduct infectious disease pharmacy practice research. 

BMC's Infectious Diseases Services 
Section of Infectious Disease/BUSM and BMC 

Core Rotations

  • Inpatient Infectious Disease Consult Service (adults)
  • Inpatient HIV Consult Service
  • HIV Clinic
  • Pediatric/Adolescent HIV Clinic
  • Microbiology Laboratory
  • Critical Care (MICU or SICU)
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship

Elective Rotations

  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Emergency Department
  • Hematology/Oncology (Inpatient)

Longitudinal Responsibilities 

  • On-call Program
  • Research Project
  • Medication Use Evaluations
  • New Drug Monograph
  • Medication Guideline/Drug Policy Development
  • Quality Improvement Project
  • Participation in committees related to antibiotic use/management
  • Drug Therapy News - Pharmacy Newsletter
  • Participation on residency committees  

Teaching Opportunities

  • Resident Case Conference (weekly)
  • In-services (to Nursing, Physicians, and Pharmacy staff)
  • 2 formal ACPE-accredited 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)

Benefits

  • 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:  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 letters of recommendation; personal on-site interview.

Contact Us


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

Inpatient
Newton Pavilion
88 East Newton Street
Call:617.638.6790

Outpatient
Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center
850 Harrison Avenue
Call: 617.638.5781


Learn More

Quick Links

Residency Application Info
Directions to BMC
BMC Campus Virtual Tour

Downloads (PDF)

BMC Campus Map
What Makes BMC Special