Emory University Hospital Midtown
Year One Pharmacy Residency

PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency  

Emory University Hospital Midtown (EUHM)’s post-graduate year one pharmacy (PGY-1) residency program builds on your Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and contributes to your development as a clinical pharmacist. After the residency, you will be eligible for board certification and post-graduate year two (PGY-2) pharmacy residency training.

Our residency prepares you for independent practice and to excel in clinical service, teaching and research. You will spend most of your time at EUHM, a community-based academic medical center but will complete rotations at other Emory Healthcare sites. Rotation schedules are flexible and provide you with a solid foundation of core experiences as well as ample opportunities to pursue your individual interests.

You will be assigned a residency advisor who will guide you through the program and help you meet the goals of your customized training plan. We use PharmAcademic to analyze your performance, which includes global evaluations conducted with the advisor and program director throughout the year.


During the PGY-1 program at EUHM, residents will:

  • Function effectively as the pharmacist on multidisciplinary health care teams
  • Utilize practice management skills to promote rational and safe use of medications
  • Identify, prevent and resolve medication-related problems for patients in acute healthcare settings
  • Master personal development skills for life-long learning and professional growth
  • Gain skills in and contribute to teaching and research.

Learning Experiences and Rotations

You will complete month-long rotations through various services at EUHM. November's rotation will be six weeks followed by two weeks of research in December. Some rotations are available at both the Emory University Hospital (EUH) and EUHM campus; EUHM residents may complete up to two rotations at the EUH campus.

Required Learning Experiences

  • Critical care
  • Emergency medicine
  • Infectious diseases
  • Internal medicine
  • Practice management Research
  • Research

Elective Learning Experiences (2-5 weeks)

  • Ambulatory care
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Critical care
  • Drug information
  • Informatics
  • Medication safety
  • Neonatal ICU
  • Nutrition support
  • Oncology
  • Solid organ transplant (liver, kidney/pancreas, or heart/lung)*

Projects and Responsibilities

Research project: Residents design, develop and complete an original research project, including a final manuscript of research results. To expand understanding of research requirements, residents complete an Emory IRB-certified module. Residents present their projects at the Southeastern Residency Conference in April.

Grand Rounds presentation: Residents prepare a 60-minute presentation on an approved topic for Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) credit.

Journal club: Residents present journal articles monthly and interact with residents from other programs in the metro Atlanta area by participating in an Atlanta Area Resident Journal Club (APRIE) every other month.

Code response: Residents receive ACLS training and respond to medical emergencies on a rotating basis and during their weekend staffing shifts.

Medication Use Evaluation (MUE): Residents develop and complete at least one MUE during the year and present their findings to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.

Quality improvement: Residents develop and complete a quality improvement project by the end of their residency year.

Pharmaceutical care: Residents staff the central pharmacy so they can gain experience and develop competency in the pharmacy’s medication distribution system.

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM): Residents provide pharmacokinetic services throughout the year and are responsible for TDM of patients on their services and a designated floor.

On call: Residents participate in the clinical pharmacist on-call program.

Teaching: In addition to providing in-services while on rotations, residents may assist in precepting fourth-year pharmacy students from Mercer University and the University of Georgia. Residents participate as facilitators for the introductory pharmacy practice experience for third-year pharmacy students. Additionally, residents complete a pharmacy teaching certificate program offered by the Mercer University College of Pharmacy and receive the title of "Adjunct Clinical Instructor."

Licensure and Compensation

Licensure: Residents must obtain Georgia Pharmacist Licensure by Sept. 30.

Evaluations: Residents should complete all evaluations, including rotational evaluation and global evaluations, in a timely manner.

Compensation: Residents receive a $54,000/year salary, plus medical, dental, vision and 401K benefits.

Professional Development 

Residents receive financial support to attend the following conferences as well as $75 towards professional organization dues:

ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting – Residents represent EUHM at the Residency Showcase and present their initial research project findings.

Southeastern Residency Conference (SERC) – Held in late spring, SERC is one of the largest and oldest residency conferences in the country. Residents present the results of their research projects at SERC.

Contact Info

For more information, please contact the program director.

Program Director

Tabitha Carney, PharmD, MBA, MSHA, BCPS 
550 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
Email: tabitha.carney@emoryhealthcare.org