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Piedmont Columbus Regional Pharmacy Residency Programs

Pharmacy Residency group photoThe purpose of the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is to build 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 completed PGY1 residency programs will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education, and will 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.

Piedmont 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.

View the Pharmacy Residency Program Brochure


Residency Structure

The residency will consist of 12 core rotations with an additional week reserved for participation in the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. Additionally, the resident will have 3 required longitudinal rotations that will be evaluated quarterly throughout the year.


Elective Opportunities

The resident will have 4 weeks of elective time. The time can be used for one rotation or selected to be used in several areas. The resident can choose to utilize elective time in an area that is already an established core rotation with the ability to emphasize focus in a particular area for example:

  • Internal Medicine- Family Medicine In-service Rounding
  • Infectious Diseases- ID physician Rounding
  • Pediatrics
  • Neonatology

Additional elective opportunities that are available include:

  • Pediatric emergency medicine


Rotation and Duration

Orientation - 3 weeks
Central Pharmacy Practice Component - 2 weeks
Internal Medicine I - Introduction to Medicine - 5 weeks
Ambulatory Care - 4 weeks
Critical Care - 4 weeks
Elective - 4 weeks
Emergency Medicine - 4 weeks
Infectious Diseases - 4 weeks
Internal Medicine II - 4 weeks
Midyear Clinical Meeting - 1 week
Neonatology/Pediatrics - 4 weeks
Oncology - 2 weeks inpatient; 2 weeks outpatient - 4 weeks
Practice Management- Administrative Resident - 4 weeks
Transitional Care Clinic - 4 weeks
Holiday Weeks – flex for holiday coverage - 2 weeks
Drug Information & Longitudinal Residency Requirements - Longitudinal
Independent Coverage Experiences - Longitudinal
Research - Longitudinal


Professional Development

Residents will also have additional opportunities to promote professional development throughout the year such as:

  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee participation
  • National, state, and local pharmacy meetings
  • Teaching certificate
  • Preceptor development
  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • 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

Jamie Crossman, PharmD, BCACP, Pharmacy Supervisor, Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist and PGY1 Residency Program Director
Phone: (706) 571-1495
E-mail: Jamie.crossman@piedmont.org


PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency

The purpose of the PGY2 residency programs is to build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency training to develop pharmacists practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives for advanced practice areas. Residents who successfully complete PGY2 residency programs are prepared for advanced patient care or other specialized positions, and board certification in the advanced practice area, if available.

For additional information, please contact the Residency Program Director:
Jamie Crossman, PharmD, BCACP
Pharmacy Supervisor, Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist
Phone: (706) 571-1495
E-mail: Jamie.crossman@piedmont.org


PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency

The purpose of the PGY2 residency programs is to build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency training to develop pharmacists practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives for advanced practice areas. Residents who successfully complete PGY2 residency programs are prepared for advanced patient care or other specialized positions, and board certification in the advanced practice area, if available.

For additional information, please contact the Residency Program Director:
Josh Chestnutt, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Critical Care Pharmacist and PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program Director
Phone: (706) 571-1495
E-mail: Josh.chestnutt@piedmont.org

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