The VA Boston Healthcare System offers a one-year ASHP-accredited PGY-2 residency in geriatrics. The purpose of this residency program is to prepare the resident for a career in geriatric clinical pharmacy practice. The graduate of this program will be proficient in optimization of geriatric pharmacotherapy, medication reconciliation and med management in older adults, and intimately familiar with multi-disciplinary team assessment and management of the older patient.
The resident will receive comprehensive, intense, and individualized training in aspects of geriatrics from dedicated, passionate, and expert pharmacy & geriatric medicine faculty.
The hallmark of this program is the exceptional interprofessional team that the resident works with on a daily basis.
Our Geriatric Team
Social worker and social work trainees
Geriatricians and geriatric medicine fellows, medical residents from local institutions
Nurse practitioner and nurse residents
Neuropsychology professionals, fellows, and trainees
Partnership with audiology, neuro-memory clinic
Interprofessional geriatrics clinic
Home-based primary care
Outpatient geriatric mental health
Didactic learning with geriatric medicine fellows through the Harvard Multicampus Geriatrics Fellowship
Primary care pharmacy clinic, with pharmacist as the provider with prescriptive privileges under supervision of a physician
Teaching certificate program and teaching rotations (inpatient and outpatient)
Tobacco cessation group
Interprofessional Pain clinic
Additional specialty clinics available
depending on interests
Residency Project and
Longitudinal geriatric residency research or quality improvement project
ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
Eastern States Conference
United States citizenship
PharmD degree from an ACPE- accredited college of pharmacy
Completion of an ASHP- accredited PGY1 pharmacy practice residency
Active pharmacist licensure in any US state
Letter of intent
Three letters of recommendation
including one from the program director of applicant's PGY-1 program
Complete official transcripts
Application submitted via
Our program is a partnership with the Harvard Geriatrics Fellowship and the Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center (GRECC)
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PGY-2 Geriatric Pharmacy
Experiences at the Brockton, Jamaica Plain, and West Roxbury campuses
There is one position available for the PGY2 geriatric pharmacy program.
The VA Boston PGY1 program accepts five residents per year, while the PGY2 psychiatric program accepts one resident per year.
Approximate stipend of $48,824
Health and life insurance offered
Paid leave: 13 vacation days
13 sick days
10 federal holidays
Free parking at all three campuses