ASHP PGY1 Purpose: PGY1 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives. Residents who successfully complete PGY1 residency programs will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education, and be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e., BCPS), and pursue advanced education and training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies.
ASHP PGY2 Purpose: PGY2 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency training to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives for advanced practice areas. Residents who successfully complete PGY2 residency programs are prepared for advanced patient care or other specialized positions, and board certification in the advanced practice area, if available.
The PGY1/PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency Program at EUHM is designed to provide the resident with a solid foundation of core experiences, a strong knowledge base, a commitment to teaching, an appreciation for leadership, and ample opportunity for pursuing individual interests. The program incorporates broad-based competencies during the first year of the program, and builds upon these skills in the PGY2 year allowing the resident to further develop and refine multiple skill sets (i.e. practice foundation, direct patient care, drug information, policy development, and practice management). This is accomplished by participating in patient care activities through staffing requirements and completing unique pharmacy administration rotations in clinical and operational management, business and finance operations, medication safety, supply chain management, informatics and formulary and medication use system management and participating in ongoing research and quality improvement activities. The resident will have direct human resource management experiences throughout the PGY2 year to develop leadership and management skills. Upon completion of the program, the resident is prepared to excel in any health system leadership role, particularly in an academic teaching center part of a larger health system.
The Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership residency program of Emory University Hospital Midtown utilizes the collective assets of the Emory Hospitals to train and educate residents in contemporary pharmacy practice in an organized health-care system to achieve the following outcomes:
- Design, implement, and manage a safe and effective medication-use system
- Apply contemporary quality methodology to the management of pharmacy services.
- Lead and manage the health system pharmacy’s human resources.
- Manage the health system pharmacy financial performance within the context of the broader health system.
- Leverage technology and automated systems to optimize the medication-use system.
- Demonstrate personal leadership qualities and business acumen essential to operate effectively within the health system and advance the profession of pharmacy practice.