The PGY1 residency program is offered by The Medical Center Navicent Health in accordance with the Pharmacy Residency PGY1 policy. It is a twelve month post-Pharm.D. training program accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Following the guidelines and accreditation standards of an ASHP PGY1 Residency, this institution will place emphasis on the practice of pharmaceutical care. The residency begins in late June or early July (depending on hospital orientation dates) and continues through June of the following year.
In order to develop the resident’s ability to provide pharmaceutical care, the resident shall receive training and develop competence in the following areas:
Adult Medicine I
Adult Medicine II
Ambulatory Care rotation and longitudinal
Drug Information rotation and longitudinal
Practice Management rotation and longitudinal
Major Project-longitudinal with dedicated time in December
Central Operations - required for any resident without prior hospital work experience
Pediatric Intensive Care
Neonatal Intensive Care
OR Pharmacy Practice
Advanced practice in any required learning experience
The resident must bea highly motivated, proactive pharmacist who desires to obtain and excel in advanced education and training, leading to an enhanced level of professional practice of pharmaceutical care. Resident requirements include the following:
The resident must be a graduate of an accredited college of pharmacy and shall be licensed in Georgia prior to the start of the program. If licensure in the state of Georgia cannot be obtained prior to the start of the residency, it MUST BE obtained within 90 days from the start of the program, or the resident will be dismissed from the program.
The resident shall have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. The residency program director will assess the applicant’s baseline knowledge and skills to determine if he or she qualifies for admission.
The resident is encouraged to have some prior institutional pharmacy practice experience. Those without prior hospital work experience will be required to use one elective to complete the Central Operations elective learning experience.
About Medical Center Navicent Health
Navicent Health is a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to coordinate The Medical Center, Navicent Health and other affiliated entities toward our mission: “Together, we elevate health and well-being through compassionate care.”
Today, Navicent Health has more than 1,000 beds for medical, surgical, rehabilitation and hospice purposes, offers over 53 specialties in more than 50 facilities throughout the region and hosts over 100 medical residents and fellows.
Included within the Navicent Health system is The Medical Center, Navicent Health, a 637 bed, nationally-verified Level I-designated Trauma Center and a three-time Magnet Designated hospital for nursing excellence worldwide.
Navicent Health provides a broad range of community-based, outpatient diagnostic, primary care, extensive home health and hospice care, and comprehensive cancer and rehabilitation services spanning the full continuum of care. Included within the system are:
Five acute care hospitals
A rehabilitation hospital
A new, state-of-the-art children's hospital
Central Georgia's first life plan community
An in-patient hospice facility, as well as in-home hospice care
Wellness and preventat...ive services
Multiple urgent care centers
Numerous community-based partnerships that help Navicent Health deliver on its mission.
Distinguished nationally for its excellence, Navicent Health is also one of the premier teaching hospitals in the United States and serves as the primary teaching hospital for the Mercer University School of Medicine. Navicent Health supports residency-training programs in family practice, general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, and pediatrics along with fellowships in critical care, geriatrics and orthopedic traumatology. Navicent Health also partners with a number of central Georgia universities and colleges to offer advanced training for nursing students. As a teaching hospital, Navicent Health attracts the best and the brightest to the area.