After graduation, it is recommended that new pharmacists complete a post-graduate pharmacy residency to further develop their practice skills. Most of our graduates complete their residency training elsewhere, but every year we offer a number of residency opportunities here.
The McWhorter School of Pharmacy offers three residency programs: Post Graduate Year One (PGY1) Community Pharmacy Residency, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and a Drug Information Residency.
The PGY1 Community Residency features opportunities to develop skills in establishing clinical services (including disease management and MTM) and financially viable business models of patient care. Upon completion of the 12-month program residents are prepared to own and operate an independent community pharmacy, provide ambulatory disease statement management, implement and sustain profitable clinical services, and to teach and precept learners. Typically there are two residency positions available each year. The program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in partnership with the American Pharmacists Association and it is structured around four primary components: practice, service, teaching and scholarship.
The practice component includes both required experiences and electives that allow the resident to explore areas of personal interest.
As a resident, you will work in the pharmacy up to 10 weekday hours per week and up to 16 weekend hours per month. This service may be either staffing or clinical, depending on the needs of the practice site. You will also complete one community service activity of your choice annually.
During your residency, you will develop your skills as an educator and a preceptor for learners by co-precepting student pharmacists on community pharmacy rotations and/or ambulatory care rotations, by leading discussions with students and by participating in student evaluations.
As part of your residency, you also will complete a teaching and learning program with other local residents. The program will introduce to you concepts of academic teaching, precepting techniques and other educational theories.
It will also provide opportunities to teach in the didactic, laboratory and experiential setting. You will provide in-services to the pharmacy staff, conduct continuing education presentations for pharmacists and technicians and offer education sessions on various topics to member of the local community.
While completing your residency, you will conduct a research project and present your findings at the Southeastern Residency Conference (SERC). You will also submit at least one publication to a peer-reviewed journal and one national poster to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting. Additionally, you will participate in the internal publication and social media efforts of the residency program and receive multiple opportunities to offer ACPE accredited continuing education.
Applications are due by January of each year, and are available via PhORCAS. Required materials include:
Note: Due to state regulations that significantly delay licensure, we are unable to consider international applications.
For more information about the PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency, contact Kim Benner, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP, FPPAG. at firstname.lastname@example.org or 205-726-2076.
The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency offers advanced training in patient care services in the public health setting that places you on the cutting edge of contemporary ambulatory care practice. The program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and it offers you many opportunities to grow in your professional practice. Our program is offered in partnership with the Jefferson County Department of Health.
Through this residency, you will enhance your skills in therapeutic intervention and management as a member of the health care team. You will run disease-state education management clinics for diabetes, pre-diabetes, cardiovascular disease and smoking cessation patients. You will help educate students and patients, while offering continuing education for other health care providers. Within the Jefferson County Collaborative team, you will collaborate to develop ideas, projects and plans to impact the underserved patients who are at the highest risk in Jefferson County. In addition to the clinical experiences and exposure you will gain, you will also receive a teaching certificate upon completion of the residency. The program includes responsibilities in four primary areas: patient care, teaching, scholarship and public health.
For more information about the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency contact Dr. Dee Dugan, Pharm D at email@example.com or 205-726-2914.
The Samford University Global Drug Information Center offers a one-year specialized residency in Drug Information. The residency is a structured education and training experience designed to offer comprehensive and intensive training in all aspects of drug information services, including literature search and evaluation, formulary management, policy and procedure design, as well as newsletter preparation. The objectives of this residency were developed by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
You will need to have earned your Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a school accredited by the Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education. You will also need to have your U.S. pharmacy license. Finally, it is optimal, but not required, that you have finished a generalized pharmacy practice residency before you start the Drug Information Specialized Residency.
During this intensive year, you will receive balanced instruction to improve your verbal and written communication skills, as well as the problem solving skills essential to drug information practice. Your work will include service (drug information, administration, clinical, managed care), clinical, research (project appropriate for publication). You will also teach didactic/experiential courses to entry level Pharm.D. students. Elective rotations are available, and all of your rotations are tailored to your interests.
Submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, application form and two letters of recommendation (reference form) by January 17, 2014 to: