Pharmacy Residency Program

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center Pharmacy strives to provide excellent service to patients, physicians, nursing staff, and others by providing comprehensive, progressive, patient-focused pharmacy services.

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center Pharmacy works collaboratively with other healthcare professionals to provide optimal pharmaceutical care for all patients served by the facility by promoting evidence-based, fail-safe medication use.
 
Our pharmacy staff is dedicated to educating future pharmacists through our affiliations with nine pharmacy schools and our residency program. Our pharmacists are preceptors for Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience students.

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center welcomes residents and students to our hospital. We offer student rotations and both Post-Grad, Year 1 (PGY1) and Post-Grad, Year 2 (PGY2) residency programs. Our residency has a structured yet flexible program which provides individual attention and an in-depth exposure to clinical pharmacy practice.

Student precepting, formal presentations, and research projects allow comprehensive training with an emphasis on evidence-based medicine. Students who do their rotations here come back for residency and employment.

Program Overview for Students

APPE Program

 
 

IPPE Program

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center Pharmacy staff is dedicated to educating future pharmacists through our affiliations with nine pharmacy schools. Students from the following pharmacy schools do their clinical rotations at Eastern Maine Medical Center:

  • Albany College of Pharmacy

  • Creighton University

  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy (Boston, Worcester, Manchester)

  • Northeastern University

  • Ohio Northern University

  • Husson University

  • University of Connecticut

  • University of Rhode Island

  • University of New England

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Post-Grad Year 1 Overview

Dear Residency Candidate,

Thank you very much for your interest in the Eastern Maine Medical Center PGY1 pharmacy residency program. 
 
As the second largest tertiary facility serving two thirds of the state of Maine, Eastern Maine Medical Center offers a wide variety of services. Our residency preceptors are trained in specialty areas including infectious diseases, critical care, pediatrics, medication safety, and more. They work amongst and collaborate with an established inter-professional team of clinicians. We offer four PGY1 positions and we have been accredited by ASHP since 2006. We are seeking a PGY1 candidate who is eager to learn, motivated, and looking to experience a comprehensive hospital based pharmacy experience. 
 
At Eastern Maine Medical Center, our residents and pharmacists work together to impact patient care by creating pharmaceutical care plans and ensuring patient safety. Our pharmacy department is committed to teaching PGY1 pharmacy residents how to become pharmacist clinicians and advanced pharmacist practitioners. We look forward to getting to know you and your personal career goals. We take pride in working alongside you as you become an integral part of our pharmacy team. Together we aspire to help you succeed. 
 
We understand the search for a residency is overwhelming. We commend your efforts to further your professional development and find a PGY1 residency which aligns with your personal career goals. We wish you the best of luck in your search for a PGY1 residency.
 
Sincerely,
 
Marybeth Boudreau, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Critical Care Clinical Specialist
Residency Director – PGY1
Eastern Maine Medical Center


Eastern Maine Medical Center's PGY1 Residency offers a comprehensive introduction to the practice of pharmacy. The program offers an opportunity to advance knowledge in many practice areas.
 

Required Rotations:Pharmacy students

  • Orientation
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Decentralized
  • Internal Medicine (I and II)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medication Safety
  • Medication Use Policy
  • Pediatrics
  • Research Project
  • Service


Electives Include:Clinical specialists training

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Critical Care Trauma/Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Informatics
  • NICU/PICU
  • Outpatient Oncology
  • Palliative/Supportive Care
  • Psychiatry

Our residency will prepare pharmacist clinicians to perform as clinical pharmacists, serve as adjunct faculty, or enter PGY2 training. Residents are allowed vacation, full healthcare benefits, discount meals, and travel allowance to the ASHP mid-year and Eastern States Conference.

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Post-Grad Year 2 Overview

Jim-Joan-Jamie.jpgThe Director of Pharmacy serves as the Program Director and primary preceptor of the PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency Program. The resident will participate as an active member of the pharmacy leadership team and will have input on key hospital issues that impact the medication use process. The resident will assume staffing and clinical responsibilities four days per month.


Experiences and areas of focus include:

  • Pharmacy Operations
  • Financial Management
  • Medication-Use Policy
  • Medication Safety/Security
  • Human Resources Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Participation in Committees
  • Performance and Quality
  • Improvement
  • Regulatory and Accreditation Requirements
  • Clinical and Operational Planning
  • Information Systems
  • Technology Systems
  • Precepting PGY1 Residents
  • Special Projects
  • Staffing in Decentral and
  • Central Pharmacy Areas

The Director of Pharmacy serves as the Program Director and primary preceptor of the program. The resident will participate as an active member of the pharmacy leadership team and will have input on key hospital issues that impact the medication use process. The resident will assume staffing and clinical responsibilities four days per month.

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Current Residents

2017-2018 Residents

Lindsay ThomasLindsay Thomas

Lindsay is from Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy in Oxford. Lindsay’s interests include ambulatory care, infectious disease, and critical care. Upon completion of her PGY1, Lindsay plans to pursue a PGY2 Ambulatory Care residency. Outside of residency, Lindsay enjoys reading, crafting, doing yoga, being outdoors, and watching sports.

 

 

Madeline ArcherMadeline Archer

Maddy is originally from Rumford, Maine. She completed a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New England in 2012, and then moved to Jackson, Mississippi to perform research on cytomegalovirus at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from South College School of Pharmacy in Knoxville, Tennessee, where she was an active member of the Student Society for Health-Systems Pharmacists and the Delta Psi Chapter of Phi Lambda Sigma. On the weekends, she interned at Kmart Pharmacy and Lowe’s Drug, an independent pharmacy.  Maddy’s clinical interests include cardiology, internal medicine, and academia. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, working out, and spending time with her husband.

 

Mark BasileMark Basile

Mark is originally from South Windsor, Connecticut. He has been a Connecticut native for his entire life until this year when he moved to Maine for his PGY1. Mark completed his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut in Storrs where throughout school he worked as a pharmacy intern at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Mark’s clinical interests include infectious disease, psychology, and pediatrics. Outside of work, he likes spending his time outside. He enjoys golfing, skiing, and most of all hiking.

 

Soojin LeeSoojin Lee

Soojin is originally from Seoul, South Korea but State of Maine had a special place in her heart since 2006. She completed her pre-pharmacy coursework at University of Arizona and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Husson University in 2017. Throughout graduate school, she was a treasurer for the Husson University School of Pharmacy Class of 2017 and Rho Chi Society as well as an active member of ASHP/SSHP. Her top professional interests are pediatrics and leadership. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends along with napping, cleaning, fishing, and watching MMA fights.

 

2016-2017 Residents

Jenn Allen
Jenn Allen

Ben Landry
Ben Landry

Erin Tibbetts
Erin Tibbetts

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Preceptor Faculty

Our pharmacists are preceptors for Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience students.

James CattinJames Cattin

Director of Pharmacy and PGY2 Residency director

Credentials: BS Pharmacy, MS Pharmacy Administration
Education: Purdue University
Year Joined EMMC: 2005
Practice Area: Administration
Rotations Offered: Administration

 

Marybeth Boudreau - Residency Director & Clinical Pharmacist SpecialistMarybeth Boudreau

PGY1 Residency Director/Critical Care Clinical Specialist

Credentials: PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Education: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
Postgraduate Training: PGY1 - University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont; PGY2 - Critical Care Allegheny Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Year Joined EMMC: 2002
Practice Area: Critcal Care
Rotations Offered: Critcal Care, Surgical/Trauma Critical Care Elective

 

Jamie Cronin - Clinical Manager & Clinical Pharamcist SpecialistJamie Cronin

Clinical Manager

Credentials: PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS
Education: University of Connecticut, University of Rhode Island
Year Joined EMMC: 1988
Practice Area: Administration, Pediatrics
Rotations Offered: Medication Use Policy

 

 

Megan Derba - Clinical Pharamcist GeneralistMegan Derba

Clinical Pharmacist Generalist

Credentials: PharmD
Education: Creighton University
Year Joined EMMC: 2016
Practice Area: Inpatient Adult Oncology, Respiratory, Neurology
Rotations Offered: Adult Oncology

 

 

Alla Fabrikant - Psychiatric Clinical SpecialistAlla Fabrikant

Psychiatric Clinical Specialist

Credentials: PharmD
Education: Duquesne University
Postgraduate Training: PGY1 and PGY2 Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Year Joined Acadia: 2014
Practice Area: Acute Inpatient Psychiatry, Outpatient Psychiatry
Rotations Offered: Psychiatric Pharmacy Elective

 

Michela Fiori - Assistant Clinical Professor, UNE Ambulatory Care Clinical Specialist, EMMCMichela Fiori

Assistant Clinical Professor, UNE
Ambulatory Care Clnical Specialist, EMMC


Credentials: PharmD
Education: Husson University
Postgraduate Training: PGY1 - Penobscot Community Health Care, Bangor, Maine
Year Joined EMMC: 2017
Practice Area: Ambulatory Care/Clinical Pharmacy and Academia
Rotations Offered: Ambulatory Care Elective

 

Renée Ford - Clinical Pharamacist SpecialistRenée Ford

Internal Medicine Clinical Specialist

Credentials: PharmD, BCPS
Education: University of Rhode Island
Postgraduate Training: PGY1 - Rhode Island Hospital
Year Joined EMMC: 1990
Practice Area: Surgery/Medical
Rotations Offered: Internal Medicine - Surgery/Trauma

 

Sara Jones - Infectious Disease Clinical SpecialistSara Jones

Infectious Disease Clinical Specialist

Credentials: PharmD, BCPS
Education: Butler University
Postgraduate Training: PGY1 - Lutheran Health Network, Fort Wayne, Indiana; PGY2 - HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield, Illinois
Year Joined EMMC: 2015
Practice Area: Infectious Disease
Rotations Offered: Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial Stewardship Elective

 

Alexandra Lavoie

Alexandra Lavoie

Internal Medicine Clinical Specialist

Credentials: PharmD, BCPS
Education: University of New England
Postgraduate Training: PGY1 - Eastern Maine Medical Center
Year Joined EMMC: 2015
Practice Area: Cardiology
Rotations Offered: Internal Medicine - Cardiology


 

Riley LizotteRiley Lizotte

Clinical Pharmacist Generalist

Credentials: PharmD, BCPS
Education: Husson University
Postgraduate Training: PGY1 - Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rapid City, South Dakota
Year Joined EMMC: 2015
Practice Area: Critical Care
Rotations Offered: Service

 

 

Alyssa Marston - Clinical Pharmacist GeneralistAlyssa Marston

Clinical Pharmacist Generalist

Credentials: PharmD
Education: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
Year Joined EMMC: 2012
Practice Area: General
Rotations Offered: Service

 

 

Tom Moniz - Operations Manager

Tom Moniz

Operations Manager

Credentials: PharmD, MHA
Education: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Harvard School of Public Health, Ohio University
Postgraduate Training: Patient Safety and Informatics Residency, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA
Year Joined EMMC: 2017
Practice Area: Operations, Informatics
Rotations Offered: Pharmacy Operations

 

 

Lynn Thornton - Clinical Pharmacist SpecialistLynn Thornton

Medication Safety and Security Clinical Specialist

Credentials: PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS, CPPS
Education: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Universty of Rhode Island
Year Joined EMMC: 2006
Practice Area: Medication Safety, Diversion Prevention, Pediatrics, Pediatric Intensive Care, Neonatal Intensive Care
Rotations Offered: Medication Safety

 

Emily Tilton - Clinical Pharmacist GeneralistEmily Tilton

Clinical Pharmacist Generalist

Credentials: PharmD
Education: Northeastern University
Postgraduate Training: PGY1 - Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota, Florida
Year Joined EMMC: 2014
Practice Area: Pediatrics, pediatric Intensive Care, Neonatal Intensive Care
Rotations Offered: Pediatrics Core, NICU/PICU Elective

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Residency Application

Apply through  PhORCAS

Applicants must apply by January 2 and provide an official transcript, curriculum vitae, a letter of intent, and 3 letters of recommendation. They must be eligible for licensure in the state of Maine and are expected to be licensed by September of the residency year.

PGY1

Duration: 12 months
Estimated stipend: $47,476 per year

Contact:
Marybeth Boudreau, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Residency Director
(207) 973-8927
mboudreau@emhs.org


PGY2

Duration: The length of the residency program is one year from the start date
Estimated stipend: $52,000 per year

Contact:

James Cattin, RPH, MS
Director of Pharmacy
(207) 973-8288
jcattin@emhs.org

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Operations

Our pharmacists and technicians practice within a decentralized model. They are assigned to our inpatient care areas, the Emergency Department, Critical Care, and our Maine Rehabilitation Center. Our practice model includes clinical pharmacist generalists and six clinical pharmacist specialists.
 
In addition, Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center provides remote order verification and clinical services to other hospitals in our region.
 
Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Centeris a leader in the adoption of technology to advance patient safety. This includes computer provider order entry; barcode medication administration technology; automated storage and retrieval system; barcode enabled automated dispensing machines; smart pumps; USP 797 compliant sterile compounding service; and an extensive electronic medical record system with integrated clinical decision support.
 

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Service Area

As a pharmacist at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center you will make a difference in patients' lives every day. Our pharmacists serve in the following areas:

  • Critical Care
  • Pediatrics/PICU
  • Internal Medicine
  • Trauma
  • General Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Women and Infants/NICU
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Oncology
  • Anemia Management
  • Transitional Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Emergency Department
  • Orthopedics/Neurology
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Medication Safety
  • Medication Reconciliation
  • Longitudinal Rotations

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Contact the Pharmacy Residency Program

Address
489 State Street
Bangor, ME 04401
Contact
Phone: 207-973-8927

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