The PGY-2 Pediatric residency at the Children's Hospital of Georgia at Augusta University (Wellstar MCG Medical Center) provides the resident advanced clinical training in pediatric pharmacotherapy. It is designed to assist the resident in developing knowledge, skills, and expertise in pediatric pharmacy practice. The program is customized to meet the individual needs and goals of the resident by providing numerous opportunities for patient care, research, teaching, and scholarship. Upon completion of this residency, the pharmacist will be a confident clinical pharmacy practitioner in pediatrics who engages in multidisciplinary collaboration, demonstrates advanced critical thinking skills, and is able to design and implement complex medication recommendations. The resident will be given the opportunity to grow into an autonomous and independent practitioner and have the ability to practice in a variety of different patient care settings upon completion of the program.
About Wellstar MCG Health -UGA College of Pharmacy, Augusta
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.