PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Memorial Regional Hospital

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The purpose of PGY1 Pharmacy Residency programs is to build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education. Outcomes contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions. Post residency, candidates are eligible for board certification and postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Memorial Regional Hospital was established in 2006 and is American Society of Health (ASHP) accredited. Memorial's pharmacy residents practice excellent, patient-focused pharmaceutical care, with the goals of promoting favorable patient outcomes, improving the health status of the community and achieving a high level of patient satisfaction. Residents study several clinical specialties and provide care for a wide range of patients. They also educate patients, pharmacists, nurses, physicians and other members of the healthcare team on drug-related topics.

Our multi-site residency program has affiliated experiences with Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Memorial Regional Hospital South and Memorial Cancer Institute. Upon completion, participants are competent pharmacists with enhanced clinical skills and knowledge, able to contribute greatly to the pharmacy profession.

Candidates must enroll in the National Matching Service (NMS) and upload required documents via PhORCAS. Available positions include:

Positions available:

  • 4 traditional PGY1 residency positions – Memorial Regional Hospital (NMS Code 121313)
  • 2 PGY1 residency position – Memorial Regional Hospital South – Rehabilitation Hospital (NMS Code 121323)
  • 2 non-traditional PGY1 positions – Memorial Regional Hospital and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital (NMS Code 121321)

Educational Experience

The MRH Residency Program is a 12-month progressive residency program offering clinical rotations in:

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Psychiatry
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Advanced Hospital
  • Research
  • Trauma
  • Transitions of Care

Elective rotations available for an optimal practice experience include:

  • Administration
  • Oncology
  • Transplant
  • Toxicology
  • Neonatology
  • Rehabilitative Medicine

Longitudinal experiences include:

  • Staffing
  • Meeting Participation
  • Quality and Medication Safety
  • Education
  • Research

Additional training within our residency program includes a teaching certificate option, an expanded mentorship program and resident continuing education journal club presentations. The residency program will be customized to meet individual interests. Designated project time is provided for research. Membership and registration fees are covered for professional meetings.

Contact Us

Carla Hawkins Smith, PharmD, BCPS
Manager, Pharmacy Residency
Memorial Regional Hospital