Pharmacy Residency Program

Progressive practice. Collaborative environment.

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

The PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Cooley Dickinson Hospital (CDH) is dedicated to training pharmacists in becoming well rounded pharmacy practitioners in a collaborative environment. Residents are exposed to several acute care experiences such as critical care, internal medicine, and emergency medicine, as well as outpatient experiences such as oncology and medication therapy management at outpatient clinics. Teaching and precepting opportunities are also available.

Pharmacy Student Teaching opportunities
Many pharmacy student teaching opportunities are available through our affiliation with a number of local colleges of pharmacy, including precepting opportunities for APPE students. Classroom teaching opportunities are also available.

Interdisciplinary Education
Interdepartmental and interdisciplinary education opportunities are available to residents, including Simulation training, In-services, formal “Grand Rounds” and journal clubs.

 


Residency Information

Duration/Type:  12 mo. residency

Number of Positions: 2

Application Deadline: January 20, 2021

Starting Date: July 5, 2021

Estimated Stipend: $50,000

Interview Required: Yes


Rotations

Required (8 months)

  • Orientation (1 month)
  • Internal Medicine (2 months)
  • Critical Care (2 months)
  • Administration (1 month)
  • Hematology / oncology (2 months)
  • Research (longitudinal)
  • Medication Safety (longitudinal)
  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics (longitudinal)

Elective (4 months)

Repeat any of the above required month-long rotations, or select from below:

  • MGB Center for Drug Policy
  • Behavioral Health
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Academia

 


For more information, contact:
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Marla O’Shea-Bulman, Pharm.D., BCPS
Office: 413-582-2769
Fax: 413-582-2870

Preceptors

Marla O’Shea-Bulman, PharmD, BCPS, SIDP-C

Residency Program Director, Pharmacy Clinical Manager, and Medication Safety Officer

Education:     

  • PharmD, University of Colorado – Denver, Aurora, CO
  • BA, Biological Sciences, Chemistry minor, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA
  • BS, Pharmacy, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Practice Interests: Geriatrics, medication safety, analytics, pharmacy advocacy

Rotations Precepted: Medication safety, Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Research

Professional Experience: Twenty-five years of preceptor experience; previously practiced at Baystate Medical Center in critical care, neurology, nephrology, and internal medicine; currently serving as a member of the MSHP Legislative Committee and a Massachusetts delegate to the ASHP House of Delegates


Michelle Kososki, RPh

Director of Pharmacy

Education:     

  • BS, Pharmacy, St. John’s University and Michigan State University

Practice Interests: Pain Management

Rotations Precepted: Administration as well as IPPEs and APPEs

Professional Experience: Worked at Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital, St. Clare’s Hospital , Winter Park Memorial Hospital, and Mary Lane Hospital.  LTC experience at SunScript as Director of pharmacy and Partners Pharmacy, Northeast Director of Operations.  Retail experience at Target Corporation.  Member MSHP and ASHP.  15 years of precepting experience


Scott DeCesare, RPh, SIDP-C

Pharmacy Supervisor, Antimicrobial Stewardship Co-chair

Education:     

  • BS, Pharmacy, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Practice Interests: Administrative, Opioid Stewardship, Antibiotic Stewardship

Rotations Precepted: staffing, APPE and IPPE

Professional Experience: Pharmacy District Manager (Walgreens/ Rite Aid), Pharmacy Business Partner (Target), Pharmacy Manager


Patricia Pittman, PharmD

Clinical Staff Pharmacist at Cooley Dickinson Hospital

Education:     

  • PharmD,  MCPHS University, Worcester, MA
  • BS, Pharmacy, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

Practice Interests: Internal medicine

Rotations Precepted: Core Staffing, Internal Medicine

Professional Experience: ASHP and MSHP; precepting students and residents for five years; retail pharmacist at Eckerd Drugs and Wal-Mart for 23 years


Ed Tessier, PharmD, BCPS, MPH

Clinical Pharmacist at Cooley Dickinson Hospital and Adjunct Faculty for Physician Assistant Programs at George Washington University, Westfield State College, Dominican University of California, and BayPath University

Education:     

  • MPH, UMASS, Amherst, MA
  • PharmD, Idaho State University College of Pharmacy, Pocatello, ID
  • Pharmacy Residency, St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester, MN
  • BS, Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Practice Interests: General medicine, medication safety, and education with research in medication reconciliation, anticoagulation safety, and handover communication

Rotations Precepted: Internal medicine and Critical Care

Professional Experience: Clinical pharmacist and clinical coordinator at multiple acute and sub-acute settings across western MA; faculty for undergraduate and graduate programs across western MA including UMass Amherst School of Nursing and Springfield College


Kelly Gray, PharmD

Clinical Critical Care Pharmacist at Cooley Dickinson Hospital

Education:     

  • PharmD, Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA
  • Pharmacy Residency, Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, VA

Practice Interests: Critical care, Emergency medicine

Rotations Precepted: Critical Care

Professional Experience: First year as Clinical Pharmacist at Cooley Dickinson in the ICU following completion of a PGY1 residency. Involved in ASHP and SCCM


Shusen Sun, PharmD, BCPS

Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Specialist/Educator at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Clinical Associate Professor at WNEU College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Education:     

  • PharmD, Creighton University, Omaha, NE
  • MS, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • BS, University of Science and Technology of China

Practice Interests: Emergency Medicine, Geriatric Care, Medication Safety, Hospital Pharmacy Practice Research, Global Pharmacy

Rotations Precepted: Emergency Medicine

Professional Experience: Over ten years of experience as a clinical pharmacy specialist and educator providing direct patient care in emergency departments at academic and community hospitals. Currently serves as ASHP Senior Consultant and a member of the Special Interest Groups (Geriatric, Pediatric, and Behavioral Emergencies) with the International Federation for Emergency Medicine.  An experienced pharmacy research scholar and holds an appointment as an Associate Editor to the International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. Actively engages in global pharmacy education and training.


Diptiman Bose, RPh, PhD

Clinical Staff Pharmacist at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology at WNEU College of Pharmacy

Education:     

  • Postdoctoral scholar, University of California, Davis, CA
  • PhD, Cellular Pharmacology, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
  • MS, Cellular Pharmacology, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
  • BS, Pharmacy, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India

Practice Interests: Research, Global Pharmacy

Rotations Precepted: Academia

Professional Experience: Clinical staff pharmacist at Cooley Dickinson Hospital and residency research preceptor. Previously, Diptiman was an assistant project scientist in the Department of Molecular Biosciences at the School of Veterinary Sciences at UC-Davis.


Kathleen Dion, PharmD

Clinical Oncology Pharmacist for the Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital

Education:     

  • PharmD, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, Philadelphia, PA

Practice Interests: Oncology, Pediatrics, and Academia

Rotation Precepted: Oncology

Professional Experience: Second year at Cooley and first year precepting; involved in ASHP, PPAG, and MSHP; completed APPE matrix program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with focus in oncology and NICU


Amanda Kozlik, PharmD

Clinical Oncology Pharmacist

Education:     

  • PharmD, Western New England University College of Pharmacy, Springfield, MA

Practice Interests: Oncology

Rotation Precepted: Oncology

Professional Experience: MSHP, HOPA, AIHP; former pharmacy manager at A high-

volume Walgreens Pharmacy. Completed longitudinal APPE program at Cooley

Dickinson with rotations in oncology, IM, Critical Care, and administration


Andrew Cole, PharmD

Clinical Oncology Pharmacist

Education:     

  • PharmD, Western New England University College of Pharmacy, Springfield, MA

Practice Interests: Oncology, Internal Medicine

Rotation Precepted: Oncology, Internal Medicine

Professional Experience:


Kyle Danis, PharmD

Clinical Oncology Pharmacist

Education:

  • PharmD, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Practice Interests: Oncology

Rotation Precepted: Oncology

Professional Experience: Baystate Medical Center (2009-2020)


Current PGY1 Resident Biographies

  • Allison Gamelli, PharmD

    Education: PharmD, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Albany, NY
    Hometown: Westfield, MA
    Practice Interests: Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, and Pain Management
    Future Career Plans: To complete a PGY2 in either critical care or emergency medicine and become a board-certified clinician working as part of a multi-disciplinary team with precepting responsibilities.

  • Diana Huynh, PharmD

    Education: PharmD, University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy & Physician Assistant Studies, Hartford, CT
    Hometown: Springfield, MA
    Practice Interests: Ambulatory care, internal medicine, transplant, infectious diseases, academia
    Research Interests: Quality improvement projects to promote patient outcomes and care
    Future Career Plans: Upon completion of a successful PGY1 pharmacy residency, I would like to pursue either a PGY2 residency or excel as a clinical pharmacist.

  • Previous Residents

    2020 – 2021 Residents
    Peter Cao, PharmD
    Current Appointment: Clinical pharmacist, MGH Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton, MA
    Kishori Koppu, PharmD
    Current Appointment: Clinical pharmacist, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

    2019 – 2020 Residents
    Phuong Duong, PharmD
    Current Appointment: Pharmacist, CVS Pharmacy, Boston, MA
    Allison Jones, PharmD
    Current Appointment: Critical care pharmacist, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Brighton, MA

    2018 – 2019 Residents
    Maura Brennan, PharmD, BCPS
    Current Appointment: Clinical pharmacist, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA
    Claudia Hilera-Botet, PharmD, BCPS
    Current Appointment: Clinical pharmacist, St. Francis Hospital, Hartford. CT

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2021 Resident and Preceptor Biographies
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