University of Massachusetts Medical School ~ Commonwealth Medicine ~ Managed Care Residency
University of Massachusetts Medical School ~ Commonwealth Medicine ~ Clinical Pharmacy Services
Location: Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Preferred Education: PharmD
Managed Care Pharmacy
As a participant in the Postgraduate Year-1 (PGY1) Managed Care Pharmacy Residency at UMass Medical School ~ Commonwealth Medicine ~ Clinical Pharmacy Services, you will work to provide optimal patient care as you collaborate with various Medicaid agencies and nonprofit managed care organizations across the nation. This Managed Care Pharmacy Residency is accredited by the ASHP in partnership with the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) — the first in New England to earn this distinction.
After orientation to the department, the resident will begin a series of core and longitudinal rotations along with other leadership activities and responsibilities.
The resident will work with multiple program directors and clinical pharmacists and gain a thorough understanding of clinical medication management, patient care activities, and cost-containment strategies. Activities will include preparing and presenting monographs for medication/class reviews and quality assurance analyses, participating in the planning and implementation of clinical pharmacy initiatives, participating in multidisciplinary outreach programs for plan members, project management activities for designated leadership roles (e.g., pipeline tracking and continuing education programming for drug information and formulary management), conducting a longitudinal research project, and precepting pharmacy students on APPE clinical rotations. Involvement with various Medicaid plans is offered. Patient care experiences in multiple arenas are also available.
Residents function as active members of our operational and clinical teams. As an essential part of the organization, you have specific responsibilities:
Formulary management through preparation and presentation of evidence-based clinical recommendations
Problem-solving through personal clinical judgment and in collaborative team discussions
Quality assurance analyses to monitor trends and potential impact on clinical and economic outcomes
Business management, including budgetary considerations, monitoring, and projections, as well as program marketing
Participate in day-to-day clinical activities, and the development of new initiatives
Conduct a longitudinal clinical research project focused on patient care
Enhancement of business and health care communication skills
In-house patient care with a multidisciplinary health care team
Engage in didactic teaching and APPE precepting activities, and participate in a formal Teaching Certificate Program
Maintenance of our drug information resources CPS Insiderand Pipeline Trackinginitiatives, which provide market intelligence to keep our staff and clients informed of upcoming drugs and delivery systems in development, and specifically the impact they may have on their health plans and budgets
(1) Completed candidate application including a current pharmacy license or planned receipt of (or anticipated completion of) a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a college accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education by May 30 prior to the start of the program year and official college/university transcripts for pharmacy education;
(2) Three references or letters of recommendation; and
(3) Candidates invited for a virtual interview are required to deliver a brief, professional presentation.
For the 2021-2022 program year, residency candidate interview dates will be: Feb 7 (Mon), Feb 8 (Tues) and/or Feb 11 (Fri). If you are interested in applying to our program, please plan accordingly!
All application materials must be submitted utilizing the PhORCAS system.
We are an equal opportunity employer that focuses on a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage all candidates regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other underrepresented designation to apply.
Application deadline through PhORCAS is January 3, 2022.