PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Memorial Regional Hospital

The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Memorial Regional Hospital was established in 2006. It is ASHP accredited. Memorial 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.

Positions available:

  • 4 traditional PGY1 residency positions – Memorial Regional Hospital (NMS Code 121313)
  • 1 pediatric-focused resident position – Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital (NMS Code 121322)
  • 1 rehab-focused resident position – Memorial Regional Hospital South (NMS Code 121323)
  • 3 non-traditional PGY1 positions – Memorial Regional Hospital, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, Memorial Cancer Institute (NMS Code 121321)

Educational Experience

The Memorial 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
  • Neonatology
  • Rehabilitative Medicine

Elective rotations are available for an optimal practice experience. Electives include:

  • Administration
  • Oncology
  • Trauma
  • Investigational Drug Services
  • Transitions of Care

The residency program is also tailored to meet individual interests and time is provided for research, projects and professional meetings. Upon completion of the Memorial Residency Program, participants are competent pharmacists with enhanced clinical skills and knowledge, able to contribute greatly to the pharmacy profession. Our multi-site residency program has focused tracks affiliated with Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and Memorial Regional Hospital South. Experiences with these programs include the same required rotations with electives in specialty areas of pediatrics or rehabilitation medicine.

Longitudinal experiences include:

  • Staffing
  • Meeting participation
  • Quality and med safety
  • Education
  • Research

Additional training within our residency program include a teaching certificate option, expanded mentorship program, pharmacy resident grand rounds and journal club.

Contact Us

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