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Residents' Activities

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Decentralized pharmacy services with unit-based pharmacists in:
    • Medical Intensive Care
    • Cardiovascular Intensive Care
    • Pediatrics and Neonatal Intensive Care with Pediatric Satellite Pharmacy
    • Trauma/Surgical Intensive Care & Surgical Progressive Care
    • Operating Room Satellite Pharmacy
    • Internal Medicine
    • Nephrology
    • Family Medicine
    • Medical/Post Surgical Care
    • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Decentralized duties include:
    • Pharmacotherapy recommendations to physicians
    • Parenteral nutrition support service (adult)
    • Pharmacokinetic consults
    • Renal dosing service
    • Medication reconciliation
    • Drug information
    • Patient education programs
    • In-service education
  • Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee
  • Clinical Effectiveness Committee
  • Medication Safety Committee
  • Student precepting from multiple schools of pharmacy, including the South Carolina College of Pharmacy, Wingate University, Campbell University, Mercer University, South University, and Presypertarian College School of Pharmacy.
  • Teaching and rounding with attending physicians and medical residents

Clinical Training

Residents will spend the majority of their time involved in clinical activities such as:

  • Direct patient care services
  • Nutrition and pharmacokinetic consultations
  • Pharmacy practice management
  • Developing critical interdisciplinary relationships
  • Research

Pharmacy Journal Club

Residents and pharmacists will participate in journal club presentations of recently published or landmark clinical trials.

Pharmacy Continuing Education Seminars

The pharmacy department coordinates continuing education programs for pharmacists, physicians, and nurses throughout the year.

Residency Project

Residents will be responsible for the design and completion of a research project approved by the institution’s Institutional Review Board. Topics must be relevant to clinical practice and of publishable quality. Opportunities to present results at a local, state, or national meeting are provided.

Medication Use Evaluation

Residents will complete a medication use evaluation (MUE) throughout the year. The goal is to help residents learn how to develop a systematic process designed to determine and maintain appropriate and effective use of medications.

Additional Training Opportunities

Residents are required to become certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). Residents will be scheduled prior to ACLS for an EKG training class. Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) training is also available.  

Teaching Certificate Program

Residents may choose to participate in a longitudinal Academician Preparation Program (APP) through the South Carolina College of Pharmacy to enhance their teaching, precepting, lecturing, and mentoring skills. 

Pharmacy Student Clinical Clerkships

MRMC is committed to the educational training of future pharmacists. Currently, we serve as a teaching site for several colleges of pharmacy. Residents can assist preceptors with second and fourth year pharmacy students during selected months throughout the year. Responsibilities often include, but are not limited to: topic discussions, small group facilitation, presentation evaluations, and patient case reviews. Didactic teaching opportunities are available based upon the resident’s interest and experience.

Graduation and Certification

Upon successful completion of the PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion from MRMC.






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