MUSC Health is the clinical enterprise of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), the state’s only publicly assisted academic health sciences center. Comprising 1,627 beds, some 100 outreach sites, the MUSC College of Medicine, the physicians’ practice plan, and more than 200 telehealth locations, MUSC Health owns and operates eight hospitals situated in Charleston, Chester, Florence, Lancaster and Marion counties. As the state’s only publicly assisted, integrated network of teaching hospitals, MUSC Health is dedicated to training future generations of competent, compassionate health care providers to serve the patients of South Carolina and beyond.
In Charleston, MUSC operates an 800-bed medical center, which includes the nationally recognized Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital; the Ashley River Tower, with a focus on cardiovascular, digestive disease, and surgical oncology; Hollings Cancer Center, the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated facility; Level I Adult and Pediatric Trauma center; an Institute of Psychiatry and the state’s only transplant center. Additionally, the medical center serves as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, Adult and Pediatric Burn Center, and offers Level III Neonatal Intensive Care services. In 2020 for the sixth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report named MUSC Health the number one hospital in South Carolina. For more information, visit http://muschealth.org.
MUSC Health Pharmacy Services provides service to patients on a 24-hour basis through multiple inpatient and ambulatory pharmacies to fulfill the department’s mission, vision, and goals of providing optimal pharmaceutical care to all patients.
Individual Programs Available at PPS: The residency program director (RPD) for each respective program will coordinate and schedule interviews for the 2020 ASHP Midyear PPS through email. Please email each RPD directly.
Critical Care (PGY2)
This residency is an ASHP-accredited specialty program designed to train pharmacists to care for the critical care patient. Training will be focused in both general and specific intensive care units such as: the medical intensive care unit (ICU), neurosciences ICU, cardiovascular/cardiothoracic ICU, surgical/trauma ICU, burnhttps://muschealth.org/patients-visitors/about-us/residencies-and-fellowships/pharmacy ICU, and medical-surgical ICU, as well as offering a mandatory transplant and emergency medicine experience. The program offers a wide variety of critical care rotations allowing sufficient flexibility to adapt to the individual needs of the resident, while ensuring all of the ASHP standards for critical care residency training are met. Elective rotations in antimicrobial stewardship, infectious diseases consult, heart/lung transplant, and in various pediatric ICUs are also available. The strength of the program lies in both the practice model at the Medical University of South Carolina and preceptors with their experienced backgrounds, preparing the resident to excel in the various positions ranging from clinical specialists in critical care, to critical care faculty members, to general critical care pharmacist practitioners. All residents are required to participate in the 24/7 in-house clinical on-call service, teaching seminar series, critical care lecture series and journal club, MUE's, service projects, and clinical staffing.
Residency Program Director: Joseph E. Mazur, PharmD, BCPS
The PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Residency Program is designed to develop practice patterns, expert knowledge, mentality, and abilities in each respective advanced area of Emergency Medicine pharmacy practice. Mentored and independent learning are combined to provide opportunities for the PGY-2 resident to build upon skills learned from a PGY-1 program. Strengths of this program include a diverse group of preceptors and a well-integrated nature of pharmacy presence within the Emergency Department. In addition to adult and pediatric emergency medicine experience, the resident will also have training in critical care, prehospital care, toxicology, and other areas of the resident’s choice. There are ample opportunities to participate in and provide education to the Department of Pharmacy Services and the Department of Emergency Medicine.
The PGY-2 Resident has opportunities to participate in the 24-hour adult in-house on-call service; present at Emergency Medicine Conference, Critical Care Lecture Series, and provide an ACPE-accredited seminar; design and lead research project(s); and precept PharmD candidate students and pharmacy residents. Additional optional learning experiences include a teaching certificate through the MUSC College of Pharmacy and research certificate program.
Residency Program Director: Chara Calhoun, PharmD, BCPS
This residency is an ASHP-accredited program focused on developing the skills necessary to practice as a specialist in solid organ transplant. The program allows sufficient flexibility to adapt to the individual needs of the resident, while ensuring that all ASHP standards for specialized residency training in solid organ transplant pharmacy are met. Upon completion of this program, the resident should possess the skills needed to excel as a clinical specialist in Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy and attain board certification (i.e. BCPS or the soon to be available BCTXP). The PGY2 year includes monthly inpatient and outpatient rotations in solid organ transplant and a longitudinal outpatient experience with the MUSC specialty pharmacy caring for hepatitis C positive organ transplant recipients. Notable learning opportunities include rotations in abdominal transplant, cardiothoracic transplant, cardiothoracic surgery, cardiac intensive care, medical intensive care, transplant quality and compliance, infectious diseases, pediatric transplant, and outpatient transplant clinics.
The Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Resident will participate in the clinical on-call service (transplant on call), teaching - didactic and experiential, journal club, medication use evaluations, research projects, protocol development, continuing education seminars, and an operational experience with the MUSC specialty pharmacy. Additional optional learning experiences include a teaching certificate through the MUSC College of Pharmacy and research certificate program.
Residency Program Director: Holly B. Meadows, PharmD, BCPS
Applicants must possess a PharmD degree from an ACPE-accredited college or school of pharmacy and must be eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the state of South Carolina. Candidates for the PGY-2 residency must have completed a PGY1 residency or have equivalent experience. Further information is available on the residency website: http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/pharmacy_services/residency/
Additional Salary Information: Information regarding compensation and benefits can be found on the residency web site at the following: https://muschealth.org/patients-visitors/about-us/residencies-and-fellowships/pharmacy
About Medical University of South Carolina | MUSC
Founded in 1824 in Charleston, MUSC is the oldest medical school in the South, as well as the state’s only integrated, academic health sciences center with a unique charge to serve the state through education, research and patient care. Each year, MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and nearly 800 residents in six colleges: Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. The state’s leader in obtaining biomedical research funds, in fiscal year 2019, MUSC set a new high, bringing in more than $284 million. Find out more about our academic programs. As the clinical health system of the Medical University of South Carolina, MUSC Health is dedicated to delivering the highest quality patient care available, while training generations of competent, compassionate health care providers to serve the people of South Carolina and beyond. Comprising some 1,600 beds, more than 100 outreach sites, the MUSC College of Medicine, the physicians’ practice plan, and nearly 275 telehealth locations, MUSC Health owns and operates eight hospitals situated in Charleston, Chester, Florence, Lancaster and Marion counties. In 2019, for the fifth consecuti...ve year, U.S. News & World Report named MUSC Health the No. 1 hospital in South Carolina. Learn more about clinical patient services.MUSC and its affiliates have collective annual budgets of $3.2 billion. The more than 17,000 MUSC team members include world-class faculty, physicians, specialty providers and scientists who deliver groundbreaking education, research, technology and patient care.Founded in 1881, the College of Pharmacy is home to two research centers with renowned endowed chairs. It boasts one of the oldest and largest residency programs in the country and provides a premier pharmacy education by uniting nationally recognized faculty and high-achieving students with the innovative, inter-professional learning opportunities offered at MUSC’s academic medical center.