Our postgraduate year one (PGY1) Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program, offered
in collaboration with the Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center (KPIC), aims to develop pharmacy leaders who can improve the health of patients within the
communities they serve.
The program has five practice sites – one with Medicine Mart Pharmacy in West Columbia,
SC, one with THE Pharmacy in Florence, SC, one at Hawthorne Pharmacy in Columbia,
SC, and two with Premise Health. The Premise Health positions are located at the
Associate Family Health Center in Greer, SC and the Wiggins Family Medical Center
and Pharmacy in Carrollton, GA. The Premise Health positions are combined with our PGY2 Community-Based Pharmacy Administration & Leadership program.
PGY1 residents will be involved with enhancing and developing value-added patient
care services in the community pharmacy setting, including immunizations, disease
state management and education programs, medication therapy management, health screenings
and community outreach programs. In addition, residents will have the opportunity
to develop, implement and manage a new patient care service at their site.
Residents receive entrepreneurial business-focused training and support from KPIC.
Residents will complete a research project, present an abstract and poster at a national
meeting and complete a formalized presentation. Many teaching opportunities exist
at both the practice site and at the College of Pharmacy, including a required teaching
certificate program. Additionally, the residents participate in a yearlong professional
development series that includes leadership training and the creation of a business
plan for a position post-residency