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PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

Pharmacists are a vital component of the health care team, working in partnership with physicians and other health care professionals to provide optimal pharmaceutical care to the patients they serve.

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

The Post Graduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Practice Residency Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), in conjunction with the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS), provides a structured and advanced education and training experience that prepares its graduates to successfully practice in patient care positions, clinical faculty positions or PGY2 training programs in the area of their choice.

Upon successful completion of the program's curriculum and experiential training, the resident will demonstrate that he/she is competent and proficient in his/her ability to:

  • Manage and improve the medication-use process
  • Provide evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management with interdisciplinary teams
  • Exercise leadership and practice management skills
  • Demonstrate project management skills
  • Provide medication and practice-related education/training
  • Utilize medical informatics.


These pharmacists will have developed a foundation of skills that will facilitate their ability to pursue a wide variety of career paths within the profession of pharmacy as well as to become leaders within the profession.

Contact Information

Katherine Cunningham, PharmD, MHA, BCPS
Director of Clinical Pharmacy Programs
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Clinical Center (West Campus)
1 Deaconess Road
Boston, MA 02215
617-754-3812
kcunning@bidmc.harvard.edu