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PGY1 - Pharmacy Practice

Residency in Pharmacy Practice (PGY1)


Palmetto Health Richland is a 700-bed tertiary care center with a Level 1 Trauma Center, free standing heart hospital, and free standing children's hospital including an18-bed PICU, and 67-bed Level 3 NICU. We are affiliated with the South Carolina College of Pharmacy and the University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine. Services include neurology, nephrology, infectious disease/antimicrobial stewardship, cardiology, oncology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, orthopedics, nutrition, pediatrics, neonatology, internal and family medicine, ambulatory care clinics and emergency services.

The PGY1 residency in pharmacy practice at Palmetto Health Richland is designed to transition a pharmacy student to a general practitioner. PGY1 residency graduates exit equipped to be fully integrated members of the interdisciplinary pharmacy team, able to make medication recommendations in a variety of clinical settings. Training focuses on developing the resident with the capabilities to understand a wide range of diseases and disorders that occur in many patient types. 

Graduates of the PGY1 residency gain experience in short-term research projects, precepting, quality improvement activities, and enhancing the education of other health professionals and those in training to be health professionals. They also acquire the experience necessary to exercise leadership and management skills for pharmacy practice in a health system.

  • Manage and improve the medication-use process. 
  • Exercise leadership and practice management skills.
  • Provide evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management with interdisciplinary teams.
  • Demonstrate project management skills.
  • Provide medication and practice-related education / training.
  • Utilize medical informatics.
  • Conduct pharmacy practice research.
  • Provide drug information to health care professionals and / or the public.