Pharmacy residency training at Grady Health System (GHS) was established in 1996. Residents participate in a 24-hour in house on-call program unique to only a few programs nationally. In this capacity, residents are responsible for addressing drug information questions, responding to pharmacokinetic consults, evaluating low molecular weight heparin bridging consults, participating in anticoagulation bridging clinic, and participating as a member of the Code Blue Response and Stroke Response teams.
All residency programs consist of a minimum of 2080 hours of training and experience under the preceptorship of full-time Grady-employed Clinical Pharmacists. All members of the clinical staff have one or two years of residency training from an accredited program.
The PGY-2 Internal Medicine (IM) Residency is designed to provide advanced training in internal medicine pharmacotherapy. It will begin on July 1 and continue through June 30.
The primary emphasis of the residency is to develop clinicians with expertise in pharmacotherapy of internal medicine and related areas. Over the course of the year the resident will: gain experience in the management of common and uncommon medical diseases; develop a solid understanding of disease state pathophysiology and treatment of commonly used medications; strengthen his/her communications skills through formal and informal presentations and interactions with other healthcare professionals in a variety of settings; participate in medical and pharmacy related interdisciplinary committees. In addition, the resident will enhance his/her teaching skills by precepting pharmacy practice residents and/or students on internal medicine rotations.
Residents completing this program will become a well-rounded, independent internal medicine pharmacy practitioner.
PGY-2 Internal Medicine Residency Program
General Adult Internal Medicine (4)
Medical ICU (1)
Infectious Disease (1)
Clinical Research (1)
Pharmacotherapy Clinic (weekly)
Anticoagulation Bridging Clinic (monthly)
24-hour Clinical On-Call Program
Elective Experiences (2-3 months)
Flexible and are arranged based on the needs and
interests of the resident
Other Learning Experiences
Teaching Certificate Program via Mercer University
Precepting, Lecture, Facilitation
2 ACPE-accredited presentations
Medication use evaluation (MUE)
Research Project (Present at UHC and SERC)
FACTS ABOUT GRADY
Grady Health System
689-bed tertiary care teaching hospital offering comprehensive medical care to the Atlanta area
Ponce HIV/AIDS Center
One of the largest free-standing clinics devoted to the care of HIV patients in the US
Named a top 3 US HIV/AIDS clinic
Over 20 medical and specialty clinics
Heart Failure Program (American Heart Association Gold Plus Recipient)
EPIC EMR, Vigilence
Named “Most Wired” – Hospitals and Health Networks x 5 years in a row!
Grady Memorial Hospital
Level-I Marcus Trauma Center
New Emergency Room with over 300 visits/day
Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center
Marcus Neuroscience Center
Certified Burn Center
Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence
Georgia Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center
Georgia Poison Center
115 adult ICU beds
30 Surgical/Trauma ICU beds
30 Medical ICU beds
18 Neurosurgical ICU beds
8 Burn ICU beds
40 Intermediate ICU beds
On-Site Ambulatory Clinics include:
Hepatitis C Clinic
4 Adult Medicine/Urgent Care Clinics
Heart Failure Clinic
Emory University School of Medicine
Morehouse School of Medicine
Mercer University College of Pharmacy
University of Georgia College of Pharmacy
South University School of Pharmacy
The GHS PGY-2 IM Residency will participate in the WebAdMIT online residency application process.
The application deadline is January 5.
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited college of pharmacy
Successful completion of an accredited PGY-1 pharmacy residency
Personal and leadership qualifications for successful completion of a specialty residency