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College of Pharmacy

Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY-1)

As a University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy graduate, you can work with academic health systems to experience pharmacy services within the integrated delivery environment of a modern healthcare system.

The 12-month, hospital-based pharmacy practice programs are integral in helping you develop into independent pharmacy professionals. In addition to honing professional knowledge and services in varied and fast-paced environments throughout the healthcare system, you will also complete research projects related to pharmaceutical care.

In the program, you advance clinical patient care and educational skills through patient care rotations, evaluation and use of current literature and educational programs for other professionals such as in-services, lectures and precepting. In addition to patient care, you may also provide information related to medications, drug use policy development, quality improvement activities and practice leadership and management in the pharmacy practice.

You will be required to complete rotations in core subject areas. Elective rotations may be available to allow you to pursue your individual goals and interests alongside foundational learning.

As a resident, you can expect to complete the following tasks:

  • Manage pharmaceutical care
  • Apply and improve the medication use process
  • Manage practice-level tasks
  • Exercise leadership
  • Provide medication therapy management
  • Provide departmental education and training
  • Utilize informatics
  • Conduct research

The College of Pharmacy will help you prepare for residency throughout pharmacy school with the pre-residency track.

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