Pharmacy Residency

Lawrence + Memorial Hospital is home to a PGY-1 hospital pharmacy practice residency.

The Pharmacy Department serves the hospital as well as Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center in Waterford, Pequot Health Center in Groton and Westerly Hospital in Westerly, RI.  It provides inpatient services (internal medicine, critical care medicine, emergency medicine, general and orthopedic surgeries, cardiac, pediatric, rehab, psychiatric, stroke and obstetrics) and outpatient services (anticoagulation clinic, infusion therapies and surgeries).

Pharmacists serve as preceptors for PharmD students from the University of Connecticut, University of Rhode Island, University of Saint Joseph, and Western New England College of Pharmacy. Pharmacists participate in numerous teaching and learning opportunities, including didactic lectures, advanced cardiac life support, and a teaching certificate. They engage in local and health system committees, along with multiple, high-impact clinical, financial and operational projects.

The pharmacy residency requires pharmacist licensure or eligibility for licensure for both Connecticut and Rhode Island.

PGY-1 Pharmacy Program

Number of PGY-1 Positions: 2
Total Pharmacist at LMH: 25
Start Date: July 1
Application Deadline: Jan. 15, unless otherwise noted
Estimated Stipend: $45,000
Benefits: Health insurance, 14 days paid vacation/time off, educational travel stipend, modern office space, personal computer
Required Conferences: ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Eastern States Residency Conference
Director of Pharmacy: Mark Rogers, PharmD, MBA, CDOE

Residency time will be generally structured as follows: 

Orientation / Training 4 weeks
Residency Learning Experiences 44 weeks
Conferences 1 week
Interviews / Time Off  14 days
 
Mandatory Rotations
Hospital Pharmacy Administration 2-4 weeks
Intensive Care 4 weeks
a. Medical/Surgical ICU
b. Cardiac ICU
c. Medical/Surgical ICU at Westerly Hospital
General Medicine 4 weeks
Pediatrics 4 weeks
a. Neonatal ICU
b. Pediatric Medicine
c. Nursery
d. Pediatric Emergency Medicine
 
Elective Rotations
Sterile Products/IV Room 2 weeks
Informatics 2 weeks
Cardiology 2 weeks
Pain Clinic 2 weeks
General Surgery/Anesthesia 2 weeks
Rotation at YNHH or BH 2-4 weeks
 
Repeat any mandatory rotation per Residency Program Director discretion
  • Education: provide education to patients, health care providers and the pharmacy department
  • Precepting: apply the four preceptor roles when interacting with pharmacy students on rotations
  • Teaching Certificate Program: opportunity to develop preceptor teaching skills and graduate with a teaching certificate.
  • ACLS certification
  • One major holiday (Christmas, Thanksgiving or New Year’s)
  • Minor holidays (Fourth of July, Martin Luther King Jr Day, Memorial Day, Good Friday, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day) – 3 out of 6
  • Every third weekend
  • Staffing (4 weeks)

Any shift may be filled at discretion of Residency Program Director

  • Longitudinal project and research/cost management project that involves identification of a need, development of a plan and implementation and assessment of changes to improve patient care
  • Poster presentation at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Platform presentation at the Eastern States Residency Conference in April
  • Formal Drug Monograph and Medication Use Evaluation with recommendations and presentation to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Facilitate Discharge Medication Reconciliation/Patient Counseling
  • Medication safety