PGY-1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program


To build upon the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community-based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certifications.

Additional Program Description

Specifically, residents will be held responsible and accountable for the acquiring of the following outcome competencies: provide patient care following the JCPP Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process; provide care to patients in transition between care settings; manage operations and services of the practice; demonstrate personal and professional leadership skills; conduct quality improvement projects; enhance or create new services; provide medication and practice-related education/training; conduct research; and precept student learners.

MUSC Health’s PGY-1 Community-Based 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. The resident’s research experience is also enhanced with the offering of the Pharmacy Residency Research Certificate Program. Residents are afforded ample opportunities to practice in established areas of advanced patient care, including medication therapy management, immunization delivery, and disease state management. Residents will also participate in emerging areas of practice, including telehealth and specialty pharmacy.

Program Design

Required Rotations

Orientation, Clinical Operational Pharmacy (Staffing), Specialty Pharmacy, Ambulatory Care/Pharmacotherapy, Management and Clinical Operations, Teaching and Didactic, Medication Therapy Management, Transitions of Care, Drug Information

Elective Rotations

Oncology, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Infectious Disease, Academia, Ambulatory Care/Pharmacotherapy, Academic Preparation Program

Additional Learning Experiences

On-call (8 weeks per residency year) with outpatient leadership team, Research Project, Service Creation and Business Plan, Seminar Presentation, Quality Improvement Project

Core Preceptors

Kristin Beeker, Jenna Byrd Bolick, Kristy Brittain, Kelly Crowley, Brenda Fauteux, Brittany Jones, Jennifer Mazur, James New, Whitney Simerlein, Amy Zeigler, Jennifer Atkins, Catherine Rigdon, Taylor Clemons, Jignesh "Jay" Patel, Gus Katsanevakis, Rebecca Britton, Sahar Torabi, Jennifer Carter, Chris Wisniewski, Jason Cooper, Melissa MacMichael, Coleman Swanson

Current Residents

PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residents

Requirements for Program Completion

See Appendix A in our Residency Manual