MaineGeneral Medical Center's Pharmacy Residency staff and 2018-2019 residentsMGMC Pharmacy Residency

Welcome to MaineGeneral Medical Center's PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency home page.

The MGMC pharmacy department provides many services that help build the skills and abilities of a resident to become a professionally competent clinical pharmacist.

Some of the services our pharmacy department provides are:

  • Anticoagulation monitoring
  • Pharmacokinetics for vancomycin and aminoglycosides
  • Renal dosage adjustment
  • Therapeutic substitutions
  • Cost-saving and cost-reduction recommendations
  • Answering drug information inquires

Our residency program emphasizes proficiency in clinical judgement, care plan development, knowledge of drug information resources, teaching skills and the ability to function as part of a health care team.

Upon successful completion of the MGMC PGY1 program the resident will be an independent pharmacist eligible for a PGY2 program, prepared to pursue an inpatient clinical patient care position or an adjunct faculty member.

Core Rotations

  • Orientation (3 weeks)
  • Internal Medicine I (4 weeks)
  • Internal Medicine II (6 weeks)
  • Oncology (6 weeks)
  • Critical Care (6 weeks)
  • Cardiology (6 weeks)
  • Pharmacy Management, Director of Pharmacy (6 weeks)
  • Pharmacy Management, Clinical Coordinator (6 weeks)
  • Infectious Disease (6 weeks)

Longitudinal Rotations

  • Staffing component: Every other weekend
  • Residency project
  • Teaching certificate

Preceptors

  • Bethany Arsenault, Pharm.D, BCPS
  • Rachael Elias, Pharm.D
  • Corey Elias, Pharm.D, CACP
  • Andrea Gimpel-Blanchard, Pharm.D
  • Steven Townsend, Pharm.D, BCOP
  • Gregory Wheeler, Pharm.D
  • Ashley Harris, Pharm.D
  • Nicolas Laplante, Pharm.D, BCPS
  • Renee Boudreault, Pharm.D, BCPS
  • Madeline Archer, Pharm.D

Residency Director

  • Ellie Provisor, Pharm.D

Our program is accredited by the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP).

Residency Salary and Benefits

Our generous salary and benefits package for pharmacy residents includes the following:

Salary & Health Benefits

  • Salary stipend of $52,500
  • Health care plan
    • Health insurance
    • Dental insurance
    • Vision insurance
  • Employee Wellness Program

Other Benefits

  • Life insurance
  • Two weeks paid flex time (includes sick time, paid holidays and pre-approved personal days)
  • Professional liability insurance provided by the MaineGeneral Medical Center
  • Office space and computer access
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Full access to the hospital's medical library
  • Financial support and educational leave for ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Eastern States Residency Conference for presentation of project

Residency Requirements and Application

Eligibility Requirements

  • Doctor of pharmacy degree from an accredited school or college of pharmacy
  • Eligible for pharmacist license
  • Must have U.S. employment authorization for the duration of the residency program.

Download/print our residency brochure

How to Apply

  • Submit application materials using PhORCAS (https://portal.phorcas.org)
    • Letter of Intent
    • Transcripts of all college credits
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Three letters of recommendation (from college faculty, rotation preceptors and/or employers)
  • Application deadline: Jan. 3, 2020

Current Pharmacy Residents

Rachel Hanson, Pharm.DRachel Hanson, Pharm.D
Rachel grew up in Cumberland, ME. She received her Pharm.D from the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI. Her interests include anticoagulation, cardiology and being a member of clinical interdisciplinary health care teams.

In her free time, Rachel enjoys spending time with family, trying new restaurants, being outdoors and quilting handmade gifts with her Mom.

She is excited about her time as a MaineGeneral Medical Center PGY1 resident and her future as a clinical pharmacist.

Calvin Limberg, Pharm.DCalvin Limberg, Pharm.D
Calvin grew up in Mitchell, SD. He completed two years of pre-pharmacy coursework at South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD, where he also received his Pharm.D.

His interests include critical care, infectious diseases and emergency medicine. He hopes to obtain future board certification in one of these areas.

In his free time, Calvin loves to play golf, spend time at the gym and visit some of Maine's many breweries.

He is very excited about beginning his pharmacy career at MaineGeneral Medical Center and looks forward to everything Maine has to offer.

Pharmacy Residency Alumni

2019

  • Ellie Hall, Pharm.D
    • Current Position: Pharmacist, Walgreens Pharmacy, statewide for Maine
  • Jacqueline Majeski, Pharm.D
    • Current Position: Oncology PGY2 Resident, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME

2018

  • Renee Boudreault, Pharm.D
    • Current Position: Clinical Pharmacist, MaineGeneral Medical Center, Augusta, ME
  • Nicolas Laplante, Pharm.D
    • Current Position: Clinical Pharmacist, MaineGeneral Medical Center, Augusta, ME

2017

  • Danielle Dunn, Pharm.D
    • Current Position: Oncology Pharmacist, The Woodlands at Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
  • Ashley White, Pharm.D
    • Current Position: Clinical Staff Pharmacist, Med-Surg Pharmacy, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

2016

  • Erica Wegryzn, Pharm.D
    • Current Position: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Pain Management, Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany, NY

2015

  • Jefferson Bohan, Pharm.D, BCPS
    • Current Position: System Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist, Ochsner Health System, New Orleans, LA
  • Zachariah Logiodice, AAS, Pharm.D, BCPS
    • Current Position: Clinical Informatics Pharmacist, Tenet Healthcare, Greater Boston Area, MA

2014

  • Nathan Cookson, Pharm.D, BCPS
    • Current Position: Clinical Pharmacist, Alamance Regional Medical Center, Burlington, NC
  • Thomas Frail, Pharm.D, BCPS
    • Current Position: Assistant Professor, Husson University School of Pharmacy, Bangor, ME and President / Co-Founder, The Progress of Medicine, LLC, Augusta, ME

MGMC Pharmacy Department

MaineGeneral Medical Center's Pharmacy Department provides state-of-the-art pharmaceutical care throughout the medical center and MaineGeneral pharmacists provide on-site, 24-hour pharmacy coverage for acute care patients.

Distributive services include cabinet-based unit dose medication dispensing, a robotic medication storage and inventory management system and a USP 797 compliant IV room.

Pharmacists oversee dispensing functions in the main pharmacy, as well as maintain decentralized practice in three medical/surgical units, the Critical Care Unit and Maternity and Pediatrics.

Bedside barcode scanning of medications is fully implemented throughout the medical center's inpatient units. A pharmacy medication reconciliation process has been implemented to promote patient and medication safety

MGMC Pharmacy Education Programs

MaineGeneral pharmacists serve as preceptors for APPE pharmacy student rotations in institutional, acute care and ambulatory care oncology for:

  • Albany College of Pharmacy
  • Husson University College of Pharmacy
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University
  • University of New England College of Pharmacy
  • University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy
  • Other colleges as requested

MaineGeneral also provides IPPE pharmacy student rotations for:

  • Husson University College of Pharmacy
  • University of New England College of Pharmacy
    Augusta and the Kennebec Valley