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


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


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

Cooley Dickinson Hospital PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Manual

Click here to download a PDF copy of the
Cooley Dickinson Hospital PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Manual

2021 Resident and Preceptor Biographies
Click here for resident and preceptor biographies