PGY-1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program

To build upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community-based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certifications.

Specifically, residents will be held responsible and accountable for the acquiring of the following outcome competencies: provide patient care following the JCPP Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process; provide care to patients in transition between care settings; manage operations and services of the practice; demonstrate personal and professional leadership skills; conduct quality improvement projects; enhance or create new services; provide medication and practice-related education/training; conduct research; and precept student learners.

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.

Orientation, Clinical Operational Pharmacy (Staffing), Specialty Pharmacy, Ambulatory Care/Pharmacotherapy, Management and Clinical Operations, Teaching and Didactic, Medication Therapy Management, Transitions of Care, Drug Information

Oncology, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Infectious Disease, Academia, Ambulatory Care/Pharmacotherapy, Academic Preparation Program

On-call (8 weeks per residency year) with outpatient leadership team, Research Project, Service Creation and Business Plan, Seminar Presentation, Quality Improvement Project

Kristin Beeker,Jenna Byrd Bolick, Kristy Brittain, Kelly Crowley, Aulbrey Drisaldi, Brenda Fauteux, Brittany Jones, Jennifer Mazur, James New, Whitney Simerlein, Amy Zeigler, Jennifer Atkins, Catherine Rigdon, Taylor Clemons, Jignesh "Jay" Patel, Gus Katsanevakis, Rebecca Britton, Sahar Torabi, Jennifer Carter, Chris Wisniewski, Jason Cooper, Melissa MacMichael, Coleman Swanson 

  • Complete initial self-reflection in PharmAcademic
  • Complete ASHP entering interests form and objective-based self-assessment during orientation month
  • Complete final self-reflection in PharmAcademic 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. 
  • 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.
  • Create a collaborative practice agreement or protocol
  • Complete a new or enhanced service project with associated business plan (this may be the same as the research project outlined above)
  • Prepare and present an ACPE-approved continuing education seminar.
  • Complete all Pharmacy On-call Service requirements (8 weeks assigned)
  • Complete all staffing requirements: 8 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)