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PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program Overview

Core Rotations:



Internal Medicine

Critical Care 1 (Medical ICU, Trauma/Surgical ICU or Cardiovascular ICU)

Infectious Disease

Elective Rotations: Residents are allowed to choose 6 elective rotations

Critical Care 2

Critical Care 3

Internal Medicine 2

Oncology 1

Oncology 2

General Cardiology


Pediatric Critical Care

Family Medicine/Ambulatory Care

*Each clinical rotation is 1 month in duration
*Other opportunities for elective areas of practice may be available based on the resident's interests

Longitudinal Rotations: Staffing, Leadership

Teaching Certificate Program: APP Academician Preparation Program (Optional)

  • Through affiliation with the South Carolina College of Pharmacy and other residencies in the state
  • Residents lecture at the South Carolina College of Pharmacy (MUSC or USC campus) or other approved venues
  • Co-precept P4 pharmacy students during spring rotations


During practice mamangement training, residents will focus on management skills, such as committee participation, developing policies and procedures, formulary management and budget preparation. Also residents can fulfill management requirements by helping establish new elective rotations.

Drug Information

During the year, each rotation will encompass tasks to help residents develop a strong and proficient system for effectively locating and communicating drug information in response to inquiries generated by physicians, rotation preceptors and other hospital staff.

Family Medicine

Pharmacy residents are given the opportunity to work closely with the Family Medicine Program medical residents and the Pharm.D. faculty member of the medical residency program.  Through this experience, pharmacy residents hone their abilities to interact as part of a healthcare team, communicate effectively with physicians and other healthcare professionals during daily inpatient rounds and in an outpatient clinic setting, and gain exposure to the medical learning process.  Opportunities for additional education are provided in fields including geriatrics/long-term care, dermatology, obstetrics, and internal medicine.  


We believe in providing our pharmacy residents full support throughout all elements of the residency program. In order to provide guidance during this experience, each resident will be assigned a residency/project advisor. 


ASHP has established core standards for evaluating a resident’s performance during the PGY1 residency year.  Evaluations are completed via Pharm Academic, which is an electronic database incorporating the Residency Learning System (RLS) to ensure ongoing feedback. This process facilitates the development of the residents’ skills throughout the year.



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