Piedmont Athens Regional Pharmacy Residency

Piedmont Athens Regional offers a Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program that builds on 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. Upon completion of the 12-month program, pharmacists will be eligible for board certification and postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training. Our PGY1 Residency program was initiated in 2019 and is in candidate status for ASHP accreditation. Currently 2 positions are available. The residency program will begin with hospital orientation in mid-late June.


Program Curriculum

All residents are required to complete rotations in core areas considered to be essential to the pharmacy practitioner. Additional experiences are available to meet individual preferences. Throughout the year, longitudinal experiences emphasize completion of a major research project, growth of oral and written communication skills, participation in various committees and providing comprehensive pharmacy services in various areas throughout the facility.

Core Experiences
  • Orientation
  • General Adult Medicine
  • Adult Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Inpatient Anticoagulation
  • Infectious Disease
  • Pharmacy Leadership
  • Anticoagulation Management Clinic
Elective Experiences
  • Cardiology
  • Neonatal Critical Care
  • Oncology / Chemotherapy
  • Medication Safety
  • Adult Medicine II
  • Critical Care II
  • OR Pharmacy
Longitudinal Experiences
  • Staffing/Pharmacy Operations
  • Clinical Practice Management
  • Research Project


Program Application Process and Requirements

All applicants must register with Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application (PhORCAS) and provide the following:

  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of reference
  • Official college transcripts

> Applications must be completed by 5pm on January 2nd for consideration.
> Piedmont Athens Regional requires an interview for potential candidates and participates in the ASHP Matching Program.


Piedmont Athens Regional PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Contact Information

Becky Waltman, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Manager and Residency Program Director
Email: Becky.waltman@piedmont.org

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