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PGY2 Residency - Emergency Medicine

Program Director Contact Information

Natalija Farrell, PharmD, BCPS, DABAT
Clinical Specialist Lead, Emergency Medicine and Toxicology
Director, PGY2 Emergency Medicine

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

This program offers specialized training in emergency medicine pharmacotherapy in the region's largest level 1 trauma center. After orientation to the department, the resident begins a series of rotations and other activities designed to meet the goals and objectives of the PGY2 residency in emergency medicine. Rotation options include emergency medicine, medical intensive care, surgical/trauma intensive care, and cardiac intensive care. Longitudinal activities include completion of a research/quality improvement project, drug policy development and teaching opportunities (formal CE lectures, leading case conferences, co-precepting students from local colleges of pharmacy). In addition, the resident meets the objectives for hospital practice by participating in the on-call program and independent practice in the Emergency Department.

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Core Rotations

  • Emergency Medicine (Extended Rotation)
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Medical ICU
  • Surgical/Trauma ICU
  • Coronary Care Unit

Elective Rotations

  • Infectious diseases consult service
  • Neonatal ICU
  • Pediatric ICU
  • Additional rotations may be available depending upon resident interest

Longitudinal Responsibilities

  • Emergency Department staffing
  • Resident Research 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
  • Facilitate Therapeutics Seminars (Northeastern University)
  • Resident Teaching Seminar (state-wide teaching series, certificate is obtained upon completion)
  • Emergency Medicine Core Curriculum
  • EMS Competency Days


  • Estimated Stipend: $47,500
  • Insurance Benefits: Health, dental, vision, disability, accidental death and dismemberment, life insurance
  • Earned time accrual (holidays/vacation/sick leave)
  • Office space with computer
  • Travel/CE allowance ($1800/year): Eastern States Resident's Conference, Emergency medicine/toxicology-based conference

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 (a "green card")
  • Complete application: letter of intent (including goals), college transcript, curriculum vitae, 3 letters of recommendation
  • Personal on-site interview