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.

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.

  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • DOAC
  • Geriatric
  • Heart Failure
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)
  • Tobacco Treatment
  • Warfarin


Aulbrey Drisaldi, PharmD, BCPS

Julie Ehret, PharmD, BCPS

Joli Fermo, PharmD, BCPS

Cara Fossum, PharmD

Jason Haney, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Brittany Jones, PharmD

Jennifer Mazur, PharmD, CDE

Sienna Miller, PharmD, BCACP

Rebecca Nickell, PharmD

Emily Ware, PharmD

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

The Residency Advisor(s) are appointed by the Residency Program Director (RPD) and are responsible for the supervision, guidance and on-going evaluation of the resident's progress throughout the residency. Advisors serve as the resident's advocate and can be a sounding board for the resident, foster professional development, assist with future career planning, provide support and encouragement through difficult times, and share in rewarding times in the residency.

  • Academia
  • Drug Information
  • Infectious Disease
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Specialty Pharmacy
  • Transplant
  • Transitions of Care
  • Clinical Pearls Presentations
  • Journal Club
  • Management
  • Medication Use Evaluation
  • On-call (10 weeks per residency year)
  • Operational Pharmacy (Staffing)
  • Research Project
  • Seminar Presentation
  • Teaching and Training
  • 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. 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 (10 weeks assigned)
  • Complete all staffing requirements: every 4th to 5th 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 via PharmAcademic

Qualified applicants must have completed a PGY1 residency or receive documentation of equivalent experience through ASHP. The MUSC Heath Pharmacy Residency Program uses the PhORCAS Application System through ASHP. All application materials must be submitted through the applicant portal on ASHP’s website. The deadline for receipt of a complete application packet is January 3rd.

Completed applications include:

  • Letter of intent (uploaded with application)
  • Curriculum vitae (uploaded with application)
  • Three references completed by healthcare professionals in PhORCAS who can attest to the applicant’s practice abilities and aptitudes, including their clinical problem solving, time management, and willingness to accept constructive criticism
    • At least two references must be from a clinical preceptor

The application, letter of intent, and curriculum vitae should be submitted via the PhORCAS applicant portal. References should be submitted via PhORCAS Reference Portal using the ASHP Reference Template directly from the authors no later than January 3rd.

Interviews will be offered to candidates based on the information submitted through PhORCAS. On site interviews will occur at the middle of January through end of February.

Internal candidates may apply for early commitment. If early commitment is appropriate, the candidate will be notified prior to ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. Internal candidates may also be referred to the regular match process at the discretion of the RPD or based upon early commitment decision.