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.

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.

Orientation, Clinical Operational Pharmacy (Staffing), Specialty Pharmacy Quality*, Ambulatory Care 1*, Ambulatory Care 2*, Ambulatory Care 3*, Ambulatory Care 4*, Management, Teaching and Training, Transitions of Care/Population Health, Home-Based Anticoagulation (*Specific clinics will be matched to the resident’s interest and availability of preceptors.)

Drug Information, Oncology, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Infectious Disease, Academia, Heart Failure

On-call (8 weeks per residency year) with specialty pharmacy or ambulatory services, Research Project, Medication Use Evaluation (matched with another resident), Seminar Presentation.

Kristy Brittain, Jenna Byrd Bollick, Jennifer Carter, Kelly Crowley, David Cruse,Aulbrey Drisaldi, Brenda Fauteux, Joli Fermo, Brittany Jones, Julie Leal, Kyle Lenio, Jennifer Mazur, Pam Mazcyk, Brittany Thompson.

  • Complete ASHP entering interests form and objective-based self-assessment during orientation month
  • Attain an “achieved” on 95% of the RLS objectives as assessed by the RPD on the last quarterly evaluation (June).

    No NI’s may be present upon graduation of the program.
  • Complete all assigned evaluations
  • Complete end-of-year self-assessment and review with RPD.
  • Participate in medication use evaluation(s). Provide a written document with methods, findings, and recommendations.
  • Complete a research project designed to improve the services of the Pharmacy ICCE. Prepare a manuscript suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed biomedical journal. Editorial assistance by the preceptor is required.
  • Prepare or revise a protocol or collaborative practice agreement
  • Prepare and present an ACPE-approved continuing education seminar.
  • Complete all Pharmacy On-call Service requirements (8 weeks assigned)
  • Complete all staffing requirements: 4 hour weekly staffing learning experience (scheduled) and every 4th weekend (scheduled)
  • Present a project at an approved local, national, regional or state meeting (including submission of an abstract)
  • Evaluate 4 Grand Rounds presentations throughout the year
  • Document duty hours (either via PharmAcademic or Kronos TimeKeeping).