PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program


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.

Additional Program Description

MUSC Health's PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program provides unique opportunities for residents within our academic medical center. Close collaborative ties with the Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy provide ample teaching opportunities for residents, including participation and completion of an Academic Preparation Program (optional). The resident's research experienced is also enhanced through established research programs and additionally offers the Pharmacy Residency Research Certificate Program. Residents are afforded ample opportunities to practice in ambulatory settings delivering advanced patient care. Residents will also be exposed to emerging areas of practice, including telehealth and specialty pharmacy.

Program Design

Orientation – 1 month
Pharmacotherapy 1 – 1 month
Elective 1 – 1 month
Elective 2 – 1 month
Longitudinal Block A – 2 months
Pharmacotherapy 2 – 1 month
Elective 3 – 1 month
Elective 4 – 1 month
Longitudinal Block B – 3 months

Required learning experiences (total of 8):

Clinical Operational Pharmacy (Staffing)
Management and Clinical Initiatives
Medication Use Evaluation (MUE)
On call
Pharmacotherapy Primary Care
Research Project/Manuscript
Teaching and Training

Electives* include, but are not limited to, the following rotations (total of 11):

Heart Failure
Infectious Disease
Tobacco Treatment
Transitions of Care
Ventricular Assist Device

*Other elective learning experiences may be developed based on resident interest and preceptor availability

Core Preceptors

Brennan Coomes, PharmD

Madelon Dotterer, PharmD

Julie Ehret, PharmD, BCPS

Joli Fermo, PharmD, BCPS

Cara Fossum, PharmD, BCACP

Jason Haney, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Brittany Jones, PharmD

Jennifer Mazur, PharmD, CDE

Sienna Miller, PharmD, BCACP

Rebecca Nickell, PharmD, BCACP

Emily Ware, PharmD, BCACP

*Additional preceptors that the resident will work with during orientation, staffing, and elective rotations not listed.