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PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

The Pharmacy Residency at Cooley Dickinson Hospital 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


Required (9 months)

  • Orientation (1 month)
  • Internal Medicine (2 months)
  • Critical Care (2 months)
  • Administration (1 month)
  • Hematology / Oncology (2 months)
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship (1 month)

Elective (3 months)

Repeat any of the above required rotations, or select from below

  • Nutrition Support
  • Medication Safety
  • Anticoagulation Clinic
  • Longitudinal experiences
  • Emergency Medicine / EMS / Code Blue
For more information, contact:
Ryan J. Attwood, Pharm.D., BCPS
Office: 413-582-2627
Fax: 413-582-2870