PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

AU Medical Center provides a 12 month ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, which is offered in conjunction with the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy.  This post-graduate experience provides comprehensive training in acute care, ambulatory care, long term care, drug information, drug-use policy development, practice management, teaching and research.  The flexibility of the program allows residents to individualize a program to meet their specific needs and interests.  Residents also participate in patient-care area pharmacy coverage on the weekends (rotating schedule) and are responsible for completing a research project suitable for publication in a professional journal.

This residency trains pharmacists for practice as clinician-educators providing advanced clinical services in academic health care settings or other organized health-system environments with substantive precepting and/or teaching responsibilities.  They will be leaders and change agents at their practice site and for the profession. Many graduates continue with PGY2 specialty training before entering clinical practice or assuming a clinical faculty role.

Residency Program Director
Marjorie Shaw Phillips, MS, RPh, FASHP

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2016-2017 PGY1 Residents Morgan Gwynn, Paige Watkins, Pam Ku, Toks Onabanjo, Michelle Borg

PGY1 Residency Purpose

ASHP-accredited postgraduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy residency programs build on the education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Mission of our Residency Program

Each PGY1 graduate will

  • Be a competent, confident and compassionate pharmacy practitioner who is an active member of the health care team
  • Prevent, identify and resolve medication related problems and assure safe, effective and appropriate drug therapy for patients across the continuum of care
  • Demonstrate commitment to the pharmacy profession and serve as a role model
  • Educate patients, students and other health care professionals
  • Contribute to the advancement of the practice of pharmacy in their practice setting
  • Develop an attitude of self evaluation and improvement
  • Demonstrate marketable job skills in the changing health care environment




PGY1 Pharmacy Residents 2015-2016

2014-2015 PGY1 Residents Kirby Welston, Jason Jones, Jessie Signorelli, Ben Andrick,  and Hilary Teibel