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PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

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 Graduate Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy PGY1.

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PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

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 Graduate Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy PGY1.

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Overview

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 participate in inpatient pharmacy coverage on the weekends/early evenings (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. Our PGY1 residency has been ASHP-accredited since 1975 (originally under the facility name Medical College of Georgia Hospital and MCG Health, Inc.). We have over 40 years of residency graduates who are making a difference every day!

Program Purpose

ASHP-accredited postgraduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy residency programs build on the Doctor of Pharmacy 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.

Our residency graduates assume substantive precepting and/or teaching responsibilities, often as adjunct faculty or in clinical faculty roles. They will be leaders and change agents at their practice sites and for the profession.

Program Mission

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
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