Residency Programs

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.

Explore MUSC Health's Pharmacy Residency Programs for information about each program including program purpose, outcomes, leadership, program structure, contact information and other details.

The Health-System Administration & Leadership (HSPAL) Residency is a 24-month post-Doctor of Pharmacy training program. The PGY-1 and PGY-2 years are designed to flow seamlessly together, with no need to re-apply or participate in the early commitment process.

Administration and Leadership Residency Program

MUSC Health’s PGY-1 Community-Based 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. The resident’s research experience is also enhanced with the offering of the Pharmacy Residency Research Certificate Program. Residents are afforded ample opportunities to practice in established areas of advanced patient care, including medication therapy management, immunization delivery, and disease state management. Residents will also participate in emerging areas of practice, including telehealth and specialty pharmacy

Learn more about the PGY-1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency

Residents in PGY-1 residency programs are provided the opportunity to accelerate their growth beyond entry-level professional competence in patient-centered care and in pharmacy operational services, and to further the development of leadership skills that can be applied in any position and in any practice setting. PGY-1 residents acquire substantial knowledge required for skillful problem solving, strengthening their professional values and attitudes, and advancing the growth of their clinical judgment. The instructional emphasis is on the progressive development of clinical judgment, a process begun in the advanced pharmacy practice experiences of the professional school years but requiring further extensive practice, self-reflection, and shaping of decision-making skills fostered by feedback on performance. Specifically, residents will be held responsible and accountable for acquiring the following outcome competencies: managing and improving the medication-use process; providing evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management with interdisciplinary teams; exercising leadership and practice management; demonstrating project management skills; providing medication and practice-related education/training; and utilizing medical informatics. PGY-2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY-1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY-2 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 of other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete and accredited PGY-2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized, along with board certification, if available.

Learn more about PGY-1/PGY-2 Pharmacotherapy Residency

The PGY1 residency at MUSC Health is a one-year postgraduate training program designed to acquire knowledge and critical thinking skills and to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients in the acute care setting. Residents will complete month-long rotations in a variety of practice areas, including acute care, ambulatory care, critical care, drug information, management, pediatrics, and psychiatry. As part of the extensive training residents will receive, they will be able to identify, prevent, and resolve medication-related problems, participate as active members of a multidisciplinary healthcare team, provide education to various healthcare providers and patients, conduct effective research and medication-use-evaluations, and demonstrate leadership skills.

Learn more about the PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency

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.

PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program

The PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy residency program at MUSC is a one-year post-graduate training program designed to prepare critical care specialists. Residents who complete the program are qualified to accept a position and practice in a variety of critical care environments including, but not limited to: medical, surgical-trauma, neurosurgical, cardiothoracic, emergency medicine, and transplant. As part of the extensive training residents will receive, they will be able to identify, prevent, and resolve medication-related problems, participate as active members of a multidisciplinary healthcare team, provide education to various healthcare providers and patients, conduct effective research and medication-use-evaluations, and demonstrate leadership skills.

Learn more about PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency

The PGY-2 Drug Information Residency Program is designed to develop accountability; practice patterns; habits; and expert knowledge, skills, attitudes, and abilities in the respective advanced area of pharmacy practice. The Drug Information Residency Program builds upon the broad-based competencies achieved in a PGY-1 residency, deepening the resident’s ability to provide care in the most complex of cases or in the support of care through practice leadership. Therefore, this residency provides the resident with opportunities to function independently as a practitioner by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and transforming both into improved medication therapy for patients.

PGY-2 Drug Information Residency (37104)

The PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Residency Program is designed to develop accountability; practice patterns; habits; and expert knowledge, skills, attitudes, and abilities in each respective advanced area of Emergency Medicine pharmacy practice. PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Residents throughout the year will: acquire the needed knowledge for skillful problem solving of emergency medicine-related issues, refine their problem-solving strategies, strengthen their professional values and attitudes, and advance the growth of their clinical judgment. Specifically, this specialty residency is designed to train pharmacists to care for an emergency medicine patient. Training will be focused in a wide variety of therapeutic areas including critical care, surgery, internal medicine, psychiatry, cardiology and ambulatory care. Therefore, the Emergency Medicine Residency provides residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experiences and knowledge and transforming both into improved medication therapy for patients.

PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Residency

The Infectious Diseases pharmacy residency at the Medical University of South Carolina is a specialized residency consisting of 12 months of training and experience in various practice areas in infectious diseases including antimicrobial stewardship and immunocompromised hosts. The program allows sufficient flexibility to adapt to the interests and needs of the individual resident, yet provides the basic foundation for quality clinical practice in infectious diseases. The resident will have the opportunity to gain clinical, research, and teaching experience in infectious diseases. Upon completion of this comprehensive program, the resident will be prepared to enter a clinical practice position or a fellowship program.

PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Residency

The PGY-2 Internal Medicine Residency Program is a one-year post-graduate training program designed to build upon competencies achieved in a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency developing specialized areas of practice providing care for a variety of complex acutely ill patients. PGY-2 Internal Medicine residency provides 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 the program are prepared to successfully practice as an internal medicine pharmacy specialist or subspecialist in an area of interest as an integral member of an interprofessional health care team. Residents will also be prepared to pursue a career in a health system or academia and engage in educational or scholarly pursuits.

PGY-2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Health is a tertiary care teaching hospital that serves the colleges of medicine, dentistry, nursing, allied health, and pharmacy. Included in the patient population served by MUSC are hematology/oncology patients from the greater Charleston area, the surrounding low country of South Carolina, and out of state referrals. MUSC serves these patients through a dedicated inpatient floor in the Ashley River Tower Hospital, the MUSC Children’s Hospital, and through several outpatient oncology clinics and infusion areas including the NCI-designated Hollings Cancer Center, North Charleston, and East Cooper clinics. For this residency program, the resident will participate in care of this broad patient population focusing on inpatient and ambulatory management.

PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency

The MUSC PGY-2 Pediatrics Pharmacy residency has trained pediatric pharmacists for more than 30 years with more than 60 residents having successfully completed the program and obtained successful employment afterward.

PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency

The PGY-2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency at MUSC is designed to develop essential knowledge and skills for contemporary health-system pharmacy practice at a major academic medical center, community-based hospital or other mental health facility (e.g. VA, state hospital, community mental health center). The training is provided through challenging concentrated clinical rotations and longitudinal experiences where residents acquire the knowledge necessary for treatment of mental health diagnoses, refine their clinical problem solving skills, strengthen their clinical judgement, and advance their teaching skills.

PGY-2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency

The PGY-2 Solid Organ Transplant Residency Program is designed to develop accountability; practice patterns; and expert knowledge, skills, attitudes, and abilities in each respective advanced area of solid organ transplant pharmacy practice. PGY-2 solid organ transplant residents throughout the year will: acquire the needed knowledge for skillful problem solving of solid organ transplant related issues, refine their problem-solving strategies, strengthen their professional values and attitudes, and advance the growth of their clinical judgment. Specifically, this specialty residency is designed to train pharmacists to care for an organ transplant recipient. Training will be focused in immunology, infectious disease, primary care, and critical care, with opportunities to care for patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting. The resident will also have the opportunity to care for pediatric abdominal transplant recipients during their required abdominal transplant surgery rotations and may elect to care for pediatric heart transplant patients in the pediatric cardiovascular critical care unit for an elective rotation. Therefore, the solid organ transplant residency provides residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experiences and knowledge and transforming both into improved medication therapy for patients.

PGY-2 Solid Organ Transplant Residency