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PGY2 Residency - Critical Care

Program Director Contact Information


William R. Vincent III, PharmD, BCCCP
Clinical Specialist, Critical Care - SICU
Director, PGY2 Critical Care

For general residency questions, please email [email protected].

Program Description

Boston Medical Center's PGY2 critical care pharmacy residency was the first in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to gain ASHP accreditation in 2004. During that time, critical care pharmacy services have expanded to include dedicated specialists in medical, trauma, cardiac, and surgery critical care, and emergency medicine. Additionally, the resident staffs New England’s busiest emergency department, which has grown to be the only ED in the Commonwealth to provide 24/7 de-centralized pharmacy services. Our program offers a challenging, fast-paced rotation environment desired by candidates interested in pursuing a future in critical care and provides opportunities to complete a research or quality improvement project and medication use evaluation, serve on the Antithrombotic Task Force, lead continuing education seminars, pharmacy case conferences, and therapeutics seminars, and precept APPE pharmacy students from local schools and colleges of pharmacy. The unique combination of our strong history, high quality specialist preceptors and learning experiences, quality improvement focus, and exemplary commitment to our diverse patients, makes BMC one of the best places for critical care pharmacy residency training in the Northeast.

Our PGY-2 critical care residents work closely with physician training programs in:

Core Rotations

  • Medical ICU 
  • Trauma ICU – Jason Mordino, PharmD, BCCCP
  • Cardiac ICU 
  • Surgical ICU – William R. Vincent III, PharmD, BCCCP
  • Emergency Medicine – Natalija Farrell, PharmD, BCPS, DABAT
  • Infectious Diseases – Karrine D. Brade, PharmD, BCPS

Elective Rotations

  • Nutrition Support
  • Neonatal ICU
  • Pediatric ICU
  • Neurocritical Care
  • Additional rotations may be available depending upon resident interest

Longitudinal Responsibilities

  • On-call program
  • Resident research or quality improvement project
  • Medication use evaluation
  • Participation on residency committees

Teaching Opportunities

  • Resident case conference (weekly)
  • Inservices (to nursing, physicians, and pharmacy staff)
  • Two formal CE lectures
  • Co-precept pharmacy students while on rotation (Northeastern University or Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences)
  • Facilitate therapeutics seminars (Northeastern University)
  • Resident teaching seminar (state-wide teaching series, certificate is obtained upon completion)


  • Estimated Stipend: $47,500
  • Insurance Benefits: Health, dental, vision, disability, accidental death and dismemberment, life insurance
  • Vacation time: 12 days
  • Travel/CE allowance ($1,800/year): Eastern States Resident's Conference, ASHP Midyear Meeting

Requirements for Acceptance

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree from ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy
  • Certificate from PGY1 program (or equivalent)
  • Eligibility for licensure in Massachusetts
  • Be a US citizen or carry a permanent resident visa
  • Complete application: letter of intent (including goals), college transcript, curriculum vitae, 3 completed standardized reference forms
  • Personal on-site interview.