Pharmacy Residency Program

General and specialty pharmacy residencies.

At Palmetto Health, we have offered an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists-accredited residency program in pharmacy practice since 1972.

Our program is housed at Palmetto Health Richland, a 649-bed regional teaching hospital in Columbia, South Carolina, that treats patients from every county in the state. We currently offer two PGY1 pharmacy residencies and PGY2 pharmacy residencies that focus in critical care, infectious diseases and pediatrics.

Graduates of each of our residencies are experienced in short-term research, and excel in their ability to teach 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 in the health system.

PGY1 residencies

Our PGY1 residencies are designed for students to become general practitioners and fully-integrated members of the interdisciplinary pharmacy, able to make medication recommendations in a variety of clinical settings. Training focuses on developing abilities to understand a wide range of diseases and disorders that occur in many patient types.

PGY2 residencies

Our PGY2 residency programs are designed to transition PGY1 graduates into practitioners in a specialized practice, meeting the needs of specific patient populations. Our programs equip graduates with the ability to make complex medication recommendations in their respective patient population.

Residency program news

Research grant award
PGY1 resident Victoria Hetherington is one of six residents across the country to receive a foundation grant from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Foundation for her research project, "Impact of a Comprehensive Stewardship Transitions of Care Initiative on Clostridium Difficile Infection Management and Care.Learn more »

Outpatient program expansion
Palmetto Health's PGY1 outpatient program has been approved for an expansion grant to have two residents through the ASHP for 2017–2018. Learn more »