PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.
This PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy residency program is unique in that the resident will play an integral role in the promotion of population health services at AU Medical Center. Learning experiences will begin with short blocks for introduction to primary practice sites, with the majority of the 12 month residency year being longitudinal in nature. Residents will provide care for adult, pediatric, and geriatric populations via multidisciplinary patient-centered, team-based approaches and using collaborative drug therapy management protocols. Residents will develop skills in patient care, leadership, teaching, and research. Residents will be able to take advantage of the strengths of the UGA College of Pharmacy, AU Medical Center and Medical College of Georgia programs and gain experience in a variety of interprofessional teaching activities. Activities may include didactic, small group/laboratory, medical resident/physician faculty lectures, and experiential teaching with both pharmacy and medical students. UGA residents are classified as graduate students and will receive a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy in addition to the Residency Certificate upon successful completion of the program.
Requirements for Acceptance: Pharm.D. degree from an accredited school of pharmacy, eligibility for Georgia licensure, PhORCAS online application process with supplemental materials—application form, letter of intent, at least 3 references (one of which must be PGY1 residency program director; see website for details), and completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency.
Additional Salary Information: Fringe Benefits: Twenty four days combined paid time off (PTO) and vacation time, FlexChoice insurance, free parking, educational travel allowance, professional leave for meeting attendance, tuition waiver for University of Georgia graduate courses, unused PTO may be "cashed in" at the end of the year.
About Augusta University Medical Center
Augusta University Medical Center (AUMC) is a world-class health care network, offering the most comprehensive primary, specialty, and subspecialty care in the region. AUMC provides skilled, compassionate care to its patients, conducts leading-edge clinical research, and fosters the medical education and training of future health care practitioners.
AUMC is a not-for-profit corporation that manages the clinical operations of Augusta University, including the 478-bed Medical Center, the Medical Office Building with more than 80 outpatient practice sites in on convenient setting, the Critical Care Center houses a 13-country regional trauma center and the 154-bed Children’s Medical Center. The health system also includes a variety of centers and units such as the Sports Medicine Center and Cancer Center.
Being an academic health center, AUMC differs from community hospitals. We have three primary missions including patient care, education, and research. As an academic health center, we provide a full range of clinical services and maintain the infrastructure to foster education and research.
Our physicians have the most up-to-date knowledge and training. Many of our health... care professionals train the next generation of caregivers, while others conduct pioneering research that improves medical diagnosis, treatments and technology, bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.