The ASHP-accredited pharmacy Practice Residency Program at Atlanta Medical Center is a 12 month program that begins July 1st of each year. Its goals, objectives and evaluation procedures are established to be consistent with the pharmacy practice residency training established by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The residency program consists of a one-month orientation and 11 months of rotations that allow for a broad range of clinical experiences. Each resident will spend one or more months in each of the following areas:
- Critical Care
- Internal Medicine
- Metabolic Support
- Infectious Disease
- Administration/Formulary Review
- Pharmaceutical Care
- Ambulatory Care
- Endocrinology/Diabetes Management
- Family Practice Neonatology
- Medication Safety
- Inpatient Anticoagulation
- Palliative Care
In addition, the resident will be involved in various departmental activities designed to complement the clinical activities as well as broaden the resident’s skills. Continuing education programs are offered intermittently. The department also participates in various outcome studies on drug usage evaluations.
Our residency program requires the completion of a poster presentation that will be presented at the ASHP Midyear Clinical meeting in December. In addition, residents are required to complete a research project to present at the Southeastern Residency Conference in Athens, Georgia. Pharmacy practice residents are also included in the Pharmacokinetics and Metabolic Support on-call rotation. Residents are expected to be on rotation Monday through Friday and staff approximately one weekend and some holidays.