Curriculum

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.

Post-Grad Year 1 Overview

Contact

Marybeth Boudreau - Residency Director – PGY1
Marybeth Boudreau, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Critical Care Clinical Specialist
Residency Director – PGY1
207-973-8927
mboudreau@northernlight.org

Thank you very much for your interest in the Northern Light 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.

Northern Light 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:

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


Electives Include:

  • 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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Contact

James Cattin - Director of Pharmacy and PGY2 Residency director

James Cattin, RPH, MS

Director of Pharmacy
Residency Director – PGY2
207-973-8288
jcattin@northernlight.org

The 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.

Read More