MGMC 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
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship

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. 4, 2021

Current Pharmacy Residents

Erin S. Rogers, Pharm.DErin S. Rogers, Pharm.D

Erin grew up in Leesport, PA. She received her Pharm.D from Creighton University in Omaha, NE. She has a variety of interests, including ambulatory care, critical care, oncology and being a member of clinical interdisciplinary health care teams.

She also hopes to obtain future board certification in pharmacotherapy after this year and then obtain future board certification in one of her areas of interest.

In her free time, Erin enjoys spending time with her family and two beautiful malamutes and hiking - and hopes to find new hobbies during her residency (if time permits). She is excited about her time as a MGMC PGY1 resident and her future as a clinical pharmacist.

Erica Meehan, Pharm.DErica Meehan, Pharm.D

Erica grew up in Winterport, ME and received her Pharm.D from Husson University in Bangor, ME. Her interests include critical care, infectious diseases, practicing within an interdisciplinary health care team and precepting future pharmacists. She plans to become board certified in pharmacotherapy after graduating from the residency program.

In her free time, Erica loves spending time with family and friends, reading and cuddling with her yellow lab, Sunny. She also enjoys visiting her family camp and playing basketball with her nephews.

Erica is very excited about beginning her career as a MGMC PGY1 resident and looks forward to the opportunity to learn and grow as a pharmacist.

Pharmacy Residency Alumni

2020

  • Calvin Limberg, Pharm.D
    • Current Position: Clinical Evenings Pharmacist, MaineGeneral Medical Center, Augusta, ME
  • Rachel Hanson, Pharm.D
    • Current Position: Clinical Staff Pharmacist, Mercy Hospital, Portland, ME

2019

  • Ellie Hall, Pharm.D
    • Current Position: Transitions of Care Pharmacist, Penobscot County Health Care, Bangor, ME
  • Jacqueline Majeski, Pharm.D
    • Current Position: Clinical Oncology Pharmacist, Smilow Cancer Hospital, Yale New Haven Health, New Haven, CT

2018

  • Renee Boudreault, Pharm.D, BCPS
    • Current Position: Clinical Pharmacist, MaineGeneral Medical Center, Augusta, ME
  • Nicolas Laplante, Pharm.D, BCPS
    • 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
    • PGY2 RPD for Pain and Palliative Care
    • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Pain Research

2015

  • Jefferson Bohan, Pharm.D, BCPS
    • Current Position: System Infectious Diseases Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Pharmacist, Ochsner Health System, New Orleans, LA
  • Zachariah Logiodice, AAS, Pharm.D, BCPS
    • Current Position: Transitions of Care Pharmacist, Heywood Hospital, Gardner, MA

2014

  • Nathan Cookson, Pharm.D, BCPS
    • Current Position: Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator for Antimicrobial Stewardship, St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA
  • 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