Atrium Health Navicent PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency

Program Overview

Atrium Health Navicent The Medical Center (AHN) is a 637-bed nonprofit, community-teaching hospital located in Macon, Georgia. Atrium Health Navicent is part of Advocate Health, which includes the Atrium Health, Wake Forest University, Advocate Health and Aurora Health Care Systems.

We are also affiliated with Mercer University School of Medicine which offers an educational environment for medical and pharmacy residents, medical, pharmacy and nursing students, and other health care professionals. We are seeking two outstanding pharmacist candidates to join our expanding team of professionals.

Our 12-month PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency program has been accredited by the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) since 1996. Our residency program is an organized, directed, postgraduate training program that centers on the development of the knowledge, critical thinking skills and leadership needed to yield a well-rounded clinical pharmacist.

Residency Program Purpose

Residency Program Purpose PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build upon a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives. Residents who successfully complete PGY1 pharmacy residency programs will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education and be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy, and pursue advanced education and training opportunities.

Program Structure

The resident must be a highly motivated, proactive pharmacist who desires to obtain and excel in advanced education and training, leading to an enhanced level of professional practice of pharmaceutical care.

In order to provide training in all aspects of contemporary pharmacy practice, the resident will complete organized learning experiences incorporating the following areas:

  • Patient Care
  • Advancing Practice and Improving Patient Care
  • Leadership and Management
  • Teaching, Education, and Dissemination of Knowledge
  • Management of Medical Emergencies

These competency areas will be taught via the following required learning experiences:

Required Learning Experiences (month-long in length)

  • Orientation
  • Adult Medicine I
  • Adult Medicine II
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Critical Care
  • Cardiology
  • Pediatrics
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Major Project

Longitudinal Required Learning Experiences (year-long in length)

  • Practice Management/Drug Information
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Major Project
  • Liaisons (mentoring program)

Residents may choose three elective learning experiences (two of which are direct patient care**) from the following list, all one month in length:

  • Central Pharmacy Operations (required for any resident without prior hospital experience*)
  • Pediatric Intensive Care **
  • Neonatal Intensive Care **
  • Surgical Pharmacy Services
  • Oncology
  • Emergency Medicine **
  • Advanced Practice Management
  • Advanced Critical Care **
  • Advanced Ambulatory Care **

*Hospital work experience is defined as >6 months working/volunteering in a hospital pharmacy as a technician, pharmacy intern, or pharmacist. IPPE and APPE experiences during pharmacy school do not count towards work experience.

Upon successful completion of the program, trainees are awarded an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited residency certificate.

Staffing Commitment

The Pharmacy Practice learning experience will include a staffing commitment every other weekend as well as one Friday afternoon per month (1-4pm). The resident is allotted one “off-duty” day for each weekend that is worked.

Residency Major Project

During the residency year, the resident is required to complete a major project directed at enhancing personal and professional growth while still benefiting the pharmacy department through innovative changes in the way pharmacy is practiced. The project will be presented at the Southeastern Residency Conference and a manuscript will be prepared prior to completion of the residency program.

Optional Teaching Certificate

The option to pursue a teaching certificate will be made available to the resident via a partnership with Mercer University College of Pharmacy. Mercer’s practice-based teaching certificate program is based on ASHP Residency Standards and ACCP Guidelines. A primary goal of the program is developing the resident through practice and to teach the skills required to function in both an experiential setting where teaching is involved or in an academic environment.

The decision to pursue a teaching certificate will be optional and must be conveyed to the Residency Program Director prior to the start of the residency year. The residents will follow Mercer’s clinical track program as it focuses more on precepting in an experiential setting versus an academic or classroom environment.


The resident stipend is approximately $57,000. Full employee benefits are available including accrued paid time off as well as medical, dental, and life insurance. Educational travel support is provided for the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Southeastern Residency Conference, and other offerings as approved by the program director. Residents are provided a dedicated office space containing individual double monitor desk top computers, phones, storage space, and a printer.

Facts about Atrium Health Navicent The Medical Center

  • Level 1 Trauma Center
  • Multiple Critical Care Units
  • Beverly Knight Olsen Children’s Hospital (home to a Level 3 neonatal ICU and a pediatric ICU)
  • Peyton Anderson Cancer Center
  • WT Anderson Community Health Center
  • Integrated technology systems with EPIC, BD PYXIS Cabinets and Logistics, and Alaris pumps
  • Serves 30 counties and treats patients from 80% of Georgia’s 159 counties
  • Training Site for over 100 Medical Residents
  • Training Site for Mercer School of Medicine Students

Awards Received

  • Quantros 2020 Top 100 Hospitals in the Nation:
    • Stroke Care
    • Cardiac Care
    • Cancer Care
    • Heart Attack treatment
    • Overall Medical Care
  • Magnet Designation for Nursing Excellence
  • 2019 Vizient Southern States Brilliance Award x2
  • Get with Guidelines (GIG) Stroke Gold Plus Award
  • GIG- AFIB Quality Achievement Award Gold Level
  • 2019 Vizient Southern States Brilliance Award (awarded two times)
  • Most Wired (CHIME)

Application Process

Due Date: January 5th

Number of Positions: 2

Eligibility: Applicants must be a graduate or candidate for graduation of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee certificate from NABP, with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Candidates must be eligible for Georgia licensure. Previous hospital pharmacy experience as well as membership and involvement in pharmacy organizations is preferred. Recommendations submitted on behalf of applicants should include specific criteria relating to the candidate's ability to function as a resident. Once applications have been reviewed, applicants will be contacted regarding an interview date.

The Pharmacy Practice Residency at Atrium Health Navicent The Medical Center participates in the ASHP Matching Program and requires all applicants to participate in the Match. The PhorCas online application system should be utilized for submission of all application materials.

Register for the ASHP Residency Matching program (

Submit application via PhORCAS (

For additional information, contact:
Amanda Stankowitz, PharmD, BCACP
Residency Program Coordinator
Department of Pharmacy Services
Atrium Health Navicent The Medical Center
777 Hemlock Street, MSC 113
Macon, GA 31201
Phone: (478) 633-2037