Piedmont Athens Regional Pharmacy Residency

Piedmont Athens Regional offers a Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program that builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives. Residents who successfully complete PGY1 residency programs will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education, and be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e., BCPS) and pursue advanced education and training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies. Our PGY1 Residency program was initiated in 2019 and is ASHP accredited. 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.

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

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 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

Katy Walton, PharmD, BCPS, CACP
Clinical Pharmacy Manager and Residency Program Director
Email: Katy.Walton@piedmont.org

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