This PGY-2 residency provides the resident with advanced clinical training in ambulatory care pharmacy practice, as well as numerous opportunities for research, teaching, and scholarship. Upon completion of the residency, the pharmacist will be a competent clinical pharmacy practitioner in ambulatory care that engages in multidisciplinary collaboration, demonstrates advanced critical thinking skills, and is able to design and implement complex medication recommendations in this fast-paced environment. Graduates of this program will be adequately prepared to practice as an ambulatory care specialist or in academia.
The residency program is unique in that the resident will play an integral role in the promotion of population health services at AU Medical Center. Learning experiences will begin with short blocks for introduction to primary practice sites, with the majority of the 12 month residency year being longitudinal in nature. Residents will provide care for adult, pediatric, and geriatric populations via multidisciplinary patient-centered, team-based approaches and using collaborative drug therapy management protocols. Residents will develop skills in patient care, leadership, teaching, and research. Residents will be able to take advantage of the strengths of the UGA College of Pharmacy, AU Medical Center and Medical College of Georgia programs and gain experience in a variety of inter-professional teaching activities. Activities may include didactic, small group/laboratory, medical resident/physician faculty lectures, and experiential teaching with both pharmacy and medical students. UGA residents are classified as graduate students and will receive a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy in addition to the Residency Certificate upon successful completion of the program.
Variety of core and elective rotation experiences offered, including Primary Care (Internal Medicine and Family Medicine), Pediatrics (general, neurology, cystic fibrosis), Infectious Diseases/HIV, Digestive Health, Transplant, Oncology, Anticoagulation, Population Health (transitions of care and closing gaps in care), Patient Assistance, Administration, and Academia.
UGA Graduate Certificate Program (includes Teaching in Pharmacy Practice and Teaching Portfolio)
High-quality research and scholarship opportunities
Variety of teaching and inter-professional experiences
Applicants for the AU Medical Center-University of Georgia College of Pharmacy PGY2 residencies must be licensed as a pharmacist in Georgia at the start of the residency.
About AU Medical Center -UGA College of Pharmacy, Augusta
Based in Augusta, Georgia, AU Medical Center, is an academic medical center and part of Augusta University Health (formerly known as MCG Health), the not-for-profit corporation that manages the clinical enterprise for Augusta University and the Medical College of Georgia. Augusta University Health provides skilled, compassionate care to its patients, conducts leading-edge clinical research and fosters the medical education and training of tomorrow’s health care practitioners.
AU Medical Center serves as the largest clinical training site for the University of Georgia (UGA) Pharm.D. program. The health system provides a full range of services including a Children's hospital, Level IV regional neonatal intensive care, a renal transplantation program, a level I regional trauma center and pediatric trauma center, Georgia Cancer Center (with Phase 1 clinical trials unit), and medical office building with over 80 outpatient clinics. The pharmacy has ambulatory care pharmacists practicing under collaborative practice (primary care clinics, digestive health, oncology), a pharmacist-managed anticoagulation clinic, clinical research pharmacy, and consultant pharmacist services to a long-...term care facility. AU Medical Center pharmacists have teaching appointments as clinical faculty and pharmacy preceptors for the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and institution also serves as the clinical practice site for six fulltime UGA pharmacy faculty.