Piedmont Columbus Regional PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program
The purpose of the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives. Residents who successfully completed PGY1 residency programs will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education, and will be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e., BCPS), and pursue advanced education and training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies.
Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown’s PGY1 residency program is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP), and therefore, the program is structured to maintain accreditation by following competency areas and educational goals and objectives. Through patient care, practice management, research and other various pharmaceutical practice training segments, the residency instills a philosophy of practice that embraces the concept that pharmacists must be responsible and accountable for optimum drug therapy outcomes.
The residency will consist of 12 core rotations with an additional week reserved for participation in the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. Additionally, the resident will have 3 required longitudinal rotations that will be evaluated quarterly throughout the year.
Rotation and Duration
Orientation - 3 weeks Central Pharmacy Practice Component - 2 weeks Internal Medicine I - Introduction to Medicine - 5 weeks Ambulatory Care - 4 weeks Critical Care - 4 weeks Elective - 4 weeks Emergency Medicine - 4 weeks Infectious Diseases - 4 weeks Internal Medicine II - 4 weeks Midyear Clinical Meeting - 1 week Neonatology/Pediatrics - 4 weeks Oncology - 2 weeks inpatient; 2 weeks outpatient - 4 weeks Practice Management- Administrative Resident - 4 weeks Transitional Care Clinic - 4 weeks Holiday Weeks – flex for holiday coverage ~ 2 weeks Drug Information & Longitudinal Residency Requirements - Longitudinal Independent Coverage Experiences - Longitudinal Research - Longitudinal
The resident will have 4 weeks of elective time. The time can be used for one rotation or selected to be used in several areas. The resident can choose to utilize elective time in an area that is already an established core rotation with the ability to emphasize focus in a particular area for example:
Internal Medicine- Family Medicine In-service Rounding
Infectious Diseases- ID physician Rounding
Additional elective opportunities that are available include:
Pediatric emergency medicine
Residents will also have additional opportunities to promote professional development throughout the year such as:
Medication Management and Safety Committee participation
National, state, and local pharmacy meetings
Basic Life Support
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Residency applicants must have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy or meet equivalency standards, and must be licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Georgia within the first quarter. Applicants must complete and submit the following:
Submission of application materials through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)
A letter of interest
A curriculum vitae
Official copies of all pharmacy school transcripts
Three letters of recommendation, completed using the PhORCAS standardized reference form
Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown, is a 583 bed community teaching hospital, that provides training in an acute care setting offering complete medical/surgical, obstetric, pediatric, neonatal, oncology, trauma, emergency medicine, and outpatient services. The institution has extensive ambulatory care clinics, a large community-based family practice medical residency program, provides indigent services to the community through mobile unit and community outreach events, provides transitional care clinic services, and has a state of the art outpatient oncology center. It is affiliated with Auburn University, Mercer University, South University and The University of Georgia schools of pharmacy.