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Piedmont Columbus Regional Pharmacy Residency Programs

Pharmacy Residency group photoThe PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program at Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown prides itself on developing well-rounded pharmacists with the skills, attitude and ability to successfully be an acute or ambulatory care pharmacist, an adjunct faculty member, a PGY2 resident, and a candidate for board certification. This PGY1 pharmacy residency program 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.

Pharmacy Residency group photoPiedmont Columbus Regional Midtown’s PGY1 residency program is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP), and therefore, the program is structured to maintain accreditation by following competency areas and educational goals and objectives. Through patient care, practice management, research and other various pharmaceutical practice training segments, the residency instills a philosophy of practice that embraces the concept that pharmacists must be responsible and accountable for optimum drug therapy outcomes.

Program Curriculum and Rotations

1. Required Rotations

  1. Ambulatory Care
  2. Central Distribution
  3. Critical Care
  4. Emergency Medicine
  5. Infectious Disease
  6. Internal Medicine
  7. Oncology
  8. Pediatrics/Neonatology
  9. Practice Management
  10. Transitional Care

2. Selected Longitudinal Projects

  1. Research Project
  2. MUE
  3. ADR reporting
  4. Pharmacy Grand Rounds Presentation
  5. Pharmacy Newsletter
  6. Drug Monograph

3. Opportunities

  1. Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee participation
  2. National, state, and local pharmacy meetings
  3. Teaching certificate
  4. Preceptor development
  5. Basic Life Support
  6. Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  7. Pediatric Advanced Life Support


Application Requirements

Residency applicants must have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy or meet equivalency standards, and must be licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Georgia within the first quarter. Applicants must complete and submit the following:

  • Submission of application materials through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)
  • A letter of interest
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Official copies of all pharmacy school transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation, completed using the PhORCAS standardized reference form

Piedmont Columbus Regional PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Contact Information

Rebecca Cummings, PharmD, Clinical Coordinator and PGY1 Residency Program Director
Phone: (706) 571-1495

Piedmont Columbus Regional PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Programs

Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown also has ASHP-accredited PGY2 Pharmacy Residency programs in Ambulatory Care and Critical Care. For additional information, please contact the Residency Program Director.

Piedmont Columbus Regional PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Contact Information

Jamie Crossman, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
Clinical Pharmacist and PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program Director
Phone: (706) 571-1495

Piedmont Columbus Regional PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Contact Information

Josh Chestnutt, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Critical Care Pharmacist and PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program Director
Phone: (706) 571-1495

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