The PGY2 Nutrition Support Residency at Emory University Hospital was founded in 1984 and is one of the oldest active ASHP accredited programs. This residency provides an opportunity to be an active member of a multidisciplinary nutrition and metabolic support service with over 100 years of practice experience. The nutritional support team (NST) is comprised of three clinical pharmacists, two clinical dietitians, two nurse specialists, and two co-medical directors, Dr. Thomas Ziegler and Dr. John Galloway. On a typical day, the NST manages approximately 50 - 90 inpatients of mixed variety and over 150 home patients along with seeing patients in the Gut Failure Clinic. The team is a hospital-wide consult service and has order writing privileges to prescribe specialized enteral and parenteral nutrition support as well as to provide other nutrition and metabolic support services. In addition to providing a high level of clinical service, the NST is also active in clinical research, including NIH funded multi-centered studies. Emory’s Center for Clinical and Molecular Nutrition, a multidisciplinary research unit in the Department of Medicine, is geared toward facilitating and strengthening the presence of nutrition-oriented research on campus. Midyear Contact: Dan Griffith, RPh, BCNSP
The PGY2 Nutrition Support Residency Program at Emory University Hospital is designed to train the highly motivated resident to develop expert knowledge and skills in specialized nutrition support practice. The program builds upon broad-based competencies established during the resident’s PGY1 program, allowing the resident to further develop and refine multiple skill sets (i.e. practice foundation, direct patient care, drug information, policy development, and practice management). This is accomplished through rounding with the multidisciplinary nutrition and metabolic team in various patient settings, providing education to various members of the healthcare team in formal and informal settings, demonstrating competence in performing nutritional assessment, developing patient-specific nutritional regimens and monitoring plans for patients receiving enteral and parenteral nutrition support both inpatient as well as outpatient, monitoring drug therapy used in specialized nutrition support patients and conducting research projects in conjunction with pharmacy preceptors and/or nutrition and metabolic support physicians. Each experience and activity contributes to the resident’s development into a self-sufficient contributor to the specialized nutrition patients.
A pharmacy resident who successfully completes the PGY2 Nutrition Support Residency Program will be prepared to assume a Nutrition Support position in an acute care or home care facility, a combination of academia and practice affiliated with a College of Pharmacy and/or advanced fellowship in the area of nutrition support or research. The PGY2 resident will also possess the competencies to become a Board Certified Nutrition Support Pharmacist (BCNSP).
Application deadline is midnight on December 29th in PHORCAS w/ CV, LOI, all pharmacy school transcripts, and 3 references. Start date is first week of July for all PGY2 programs. Georgia Pharmacist licensure must be obtained no later than September 30th of each residency year or within 90 days from the issuance of their temporary license, whichever is earlier.
Completion of PGY-1 Residency (for PGY2 positions only)
Georgia RPh licensure eligibility
CV and letter of intent
About Emory University Hospital
Emory Healthcare, with more than 23,000 employees and 11 hospitals, is the most comprehensive academic health system in Georgia. Emory Healthcare has $4.4 billion in annual net revenue. System-wide, it has 2,691 licensed patient beds, more than 2,800 physicians practicing in more than 70 specialties and serves metro Atlanta with 250 locations. Emory Healthcare's mission is to improve the health of individuals and communities at home and throughout the world. Emory Healthcare is an integrated academic healthcare system committed to providing the best care for our patients, educating health professionals and leaders for the future, pursuing discovery research in all of its forms, including basic, clinical, and population-based research, and serving our community.
Emory University Hospital (EUH) has 733 beds, including 108 ICU beds and a serious communicable diseases unit where the first Ebola patients in the United States were treated. The hospital is an NCI designated Cancer Center and conducts several types of transplants (bone marrow, liver, kidney, pancreas, islet cell, heart, lung, etc).