Residents will spend the majority of their time involved in clinical activities such as:
Residents will present 45-minute case presentations, which include a complete literature evaluation of an applicable study.
The pharmacy department coordinates continuing education programs for pharmacists, physicians, and nurses throughout the year.
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.
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.
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.
Residents will choose to participate in a longitudinal Clinical Teaching Certificate Program (CTC) through the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy to enhance their teaching, precepting, lecturing, and mentoring skills.
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.
Upon successful completion of the PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion from MRMC.