Pharmacy Residency Program

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. The Medical Center is part of the Atrium Health system, a North Carolina based health system that serves patients at 38 hospitals across North Carolina and Georgia. We are also affiliated with Mercer 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.

This 12-month 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

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists who are responsible for the medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions. At the completion of the program, residents will be eligible for board certification and postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Program Structure

The residency is predicated on development of the clinical and distributive knowledge and management skills required to develop the resident's competence to provide pharmaceutical care. In order to provide training in all aspects of contemporary pharmacy practice, the resident will complete organized learning experiences in the following practice areas:

  • Acute patient care
  • Ambulatory patient care
  • Drug information
  • Drug use policy development
  • Practice management

These training segments will include 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 from the following list, all one month in length:

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

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). A compensation day is given for each weekend that is worked.

Residency Major Project

The resident is required to complete a major pharmacy practice project (often research oriented in nature) during the residency year. Our program currently utilizes the “Flip” project model where incoming residents complete a project started by the prior resident during the first part of the residency year. Residents initiate a new major project during the second half of the year, to be completed by a resident during the following residency year. The first project will be presented at the Southeastern Residency Conference and a manuscript will be prepared prior to completion of the residency program.

Benefits

The resident stipend is approximately $54,000. Full employee benefits are available including medical, dental, and life insurance, and accrued paid time off. 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 with dedicated office space containing individual double monitor desk top computers, phones, storage space, and a printer.

Facts about Atrium Health Navicent The Medical Center

  • Second Largest Hospital in Georgia
  • 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 1st

Number of Positions: 2

Eligibility: Applicants must be Doctor of Pharmacy candidates of an accredited school of pharmacy and be eligible for Georgia licensure. Previous hospital pharmacy experience as well as membership and involvement in pharmacy organizations is preferred. 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 (www.natmatch.com/ashprmp).

Submit application via PhORCAS (www.ashp.org/phorcas)

Recommendations submitted on behalf of applicants should include specific criteria relating to the candidate's ability to function as a resident.

Applicants will be contacted regarding an interview date.

For additional information, contact:

Amanda Stankowitz, PharmD
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
Email: Amanda.Stankowitz@AtriumHealth.org