About the Pharmacy Residency Program

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, located in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area, is a 800-bed nonprofit teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a founding member of Partners HealthCare, Inc. BWH has consistently been named one of the best hospitals in the United States by US News & World Report’s Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals. The Department of Pharmacy provides services to inpatient, outpatient, and satellite clinic locations. The department is regarded as an innovator and leader in medication safety technology, clinical information systems, and clinical pharmacy services at the local and national level.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s residency training program provides organized and directed pharmacy training in tertiary academic medical center. The program centers on creating a caring and compassionate environment that promotes respect and dignity for every person. The program develops the knowledge and skills of the resident in various areas including: medication therapy management, leadership, communication, practice management, critical thinking, time management, clinical research, and teaching. The program offers the resident the opportunity and stimulus to develop, to the highest degree obtainable, his/her professional expertise as a practitioner.

Our PGY1 pharmacy practice residency, PGY2 cardiology residency, and PGY2 critical care residency are ASHP-accredited.

A Brigham resident is a pharmacist, first and foremost, and is expected to contribute to the achievement of the Department of Pharmacy’s mission and vision statement, as well as the annual strategic plan. This will be achieved through participation in designated residency projects, activities, and successful completion of the program objectives.

Efforts to provide optimal training and guidance for the resident will be extended whenever possible to the mutual satisfaction of the resident and the preceptor teams. A demonstrable desire to learn, a sincere career interest in pharmacy practice, and a dedication to fully meeting all objectives and requirements of the residency program are expected of the resident.