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PGY-2 Pain Management and Palliative Care Pharmacy Residency

The pharmacy resident participates as a fellow in orientation activities, didactic learning, retreats in teaching, resilience and leadership and clinical training with physicians, nurses and social work fellows.

The program consists of the following learning experiences:

  • Orientation (DFCI): 2 weeks

  • Palliative Care Consult Service (BWH): 6 weeks

  • Palliative Care Clinic (DFCI): 16 weeks (½  day/week)

  • Hospice I and II (personal/rental car required) (Care Dimensions Hospice): 6 weeks total

  • Intensive Palliative Care Unit (BWH): 6 weeks

  • Chronic Pain Management Academia (BWH/MCPHS University): concurrent 12 weeks

  • Post-Operative Pain Service (BWH): 2 weeks

  • Outpatient Pharmacy Department (DFCI): 2 weeks training then ½ day/week

  • Opioid Stewardship (DFCI): Longitudinal

  • Quality Improvement/Research Project (DFCI): Longitudinal

Program Requirements:

  • PharmD degree from an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy

  • Anticipated completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 pharmacy residency

  • Licensed or eligible for license in MA

Application Requirements

Applicant Materials (through PhORCAS):

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Transcript(s) from School of Pharmacy

  • A personal statement describing the applicant's interest in palliative care

  • Three letters of recommendation (using PhORCAS online format)



January and February


Applications are due the first week (check PhORCAS for application deadline)

On-site interviews occur

Participation in the national match

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