Wellstar MCG Health PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency (NEW)- formerly AU Medical Center
Wellstar MCG Health - Augusta (formerly AU Medical Center)
Location: Augusta, Georgia
Infectious Diseases Pharmacy
Link to ASHP Online Residency Directory Listing (NEW PROGRAM)
******** PGY2 position for July 2024 already filled by EARLY COMMITMENT. We'd love to talk to incoming PGY1 candidates about positions for 2025-2026 residency year *******
Wellstar MCG Health associated with the Medical College of Georgia (formerly known as AU Medical Center at Augusta University) is adding a 12-month ASHP-(pre-candidate status) PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency to our postgraduate pharmacy residency opportunities. The AU Medical Center post-graduate experience provides comprehensive training in an integrated tertiary academic medical center including acute care, ambulatory care, long-term care, teaching, research, medication use policy and leadership that focuses on both antimicrobial stewardship and infectious disease direct patient care.
Program highlights: (STAY TUNED !!!)
Vast variety of general infectious diseases (bone and joint, infective endocarditis, etc.
Immunocompromised services (bone marrow transplant & organ transplant)
Dedicated microbiology rotation
Longitudinal experience within a Ryan White outpatient clinic assisting patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
Leadership opportunities in education and formulary management through Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacy & Therapeutics (P&T) Subcommittee
Teaching Certificate through UGA College ofPharmacy (will be an option for residents who did not complete a Teaching & Learning Certificate as a PGY1)
The flexibility of the residency design allows residents to individualize the program to meet their specific needs and interests.
PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 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 Infectious Diseases pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification.
Our PGY1 residency has been ASHP-accredited since 1975 (originally under the facility name Medical College of Georgia Hospitals and Clinics and MCG Health, Inc.) and our pharmacy department offers PGY2 training in 6 different specialty areas. We have almost 50 years of residency graduates who are making a difference every day!
About Wellstar MCG Health - Augusta (formerly AU Medical Center)
Based in Augusta, Georgia, Wellstar MCG Health, formerly known as AU Medical Center, is an academic medical center affiliated with the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University and now part of the unified Wellstar Health System. Wellstar MCG Health provides skilled, compassionate care to its patients, conducts leading-edge clinical research and fosters the medical education and training of tomorrow’s health care practitioners. Wellstar is one of the largest health-systems in Georgia and a not-for-profit committed to deliver world-class healthcare to every person, every time.
Wellstar MCG Health Medical Center serves as the largest clinical training site for the University of Georgia (UGA) Pharm.D. program. The health system provides a full range of services including a Children's hospital, Level IV regional neonatal intensive care, a renal transplantation program, a level I regional trauma center and pediatric trauma center, Georgia Cancer Center (with Phase 1 clinical trials unit), and medical office building with over 80 outpatient clinics. The pharmacy has ambulatory care pharmacists practicing under collaborative practice (primary care clinics, digestive heal...th, oncology), a pharmacist-managed anticoagulation clinic, clinical research pharmacy, and consultant pharmacist services to a long-term care facility. AU Medical Center pharmacists have teaching appointments as clinical faculty and pharmacy preceptors for the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and institution also serves as the clinical practice site for six fulltime UGA pharmacy faculty.