After earning a Doctor of Pharmacy, many new pharmacists complete a postgraduate pharmacy residency to further develop their pharmacy practice skills. Samford University's McWhorter School of Pharmacy offers three residency programs: a postgraduate year one (PGY1) community-based pharmacy residency, a postgraduate year one (PGY1) managed care residency and a postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency in ambulatory care.
PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency
This 12-month intensive learning experience is designed to develop leaders in community pharmacy through experiences in patient care, dispensing, practice management, teaching, research and public health. This residency is in partnership with Christ Health Center.
PGY1 Managed Care Residency
This 12-month intensive learning experience is designed to develop leaders in managed care through experiences in trend management, clinical decision support and consultation, utilization management and leadership. This residency is in partnership with RxBenefits.
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Ambulatory Care
This 12-month intensive learning experience offers vast opportunities for practice management, patient care, and teaching in multiple environments. The program is done in partnership with Christ Health Center and Cooper Green Mercy Health Services Authority, and it focuses your training in four primary areas: interdisciplinary patient care, teaching, practice management and research.