MUSC Health is the clinical enterprise of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), the state’s only publicly assisted academic health sciences center. Comprising 1,627 beds, some 100 outreach sites, the MUSC College of Medicine, the physicians’ practice plan, and more than 200 telehealth locations, MUSC Health owns and operates eight hospitals situated in Charleston, Chester, Florence, Lancaster and Marion counties. As the state’s only publicly assisted, integrated network of teaching hospitals, MUSC Health is dedicated to training future generations of competent, compassionate health care providers to serve the patients of South Carolina and beyond.
In Charleston, MUSC operates an 800-bed medical center, which includes the nationally recognized Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital; the Ashley River Tower, with a focus on cardiovascular, digestive disease, and surgical oncology; Hollings Cancer Center, the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated facility; Level I Adult and Pediatric Trauma center; an Institute of Psychiatry and the state’s only transplant center. Additionally, the medical center serves as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, Adult and Pediatric Burn Center, and offers Level III Neonatal Intensive Care services. In 2020 for the sixth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report named MUSC Health the number one hospital in South Carolina. For more information, visit http://muschealth.org.
MUSC Health Pharmacy Services provides service to patients on a 24-hour basis through multiple inpatient and ambulatory pharmacies to fulfill the department’s mission, vision, and goals of providing optimal pharmaceutical care to all patients.
Individual Programs Available at PPS: The residency program director (RPD) for each respective program will coordinate and schedule interviews for the 2020 ASHP Midyear PPS through email. Please email each RPD directly.
Psychiatric Pharmacy (PGY-2)
This residency is an ASHP-accredited program focused on developing skills necessary to practice as a specialist in psychiatry. The program allows sufficient flexibility to adapt to the individual needs of the resident, while ensuring that all ASHP standards for specialized residency training in psychiatric pharmacy are met. Upon completion of this program, the resident should possess the skills needed to excel as either a clinical specialist in Psychiatric Pharmacy or clinical faculty member and attain board certification (i.e. BCPP). The PGY2-year includes monthly inpatient psychiatry rotations and longitudinal outpatient experiences. Notable learning opportunities include a pharmacist-led injection clinic, ID-psychiatry clinic (i.e. HIV), and seven distinct inpatient rotations encompassing adult and adolescent populations.
The Psychiatric Pharmacy Resident will participate in the clinical on-call service (Psychiatry on call), teaching, journal club, MUEs, projects, and operational staffing experiences. Additional optional learning experiences include a teaching certificate through the MUSC College of Pharmacy and research certificate program.
Residency Program Director: Clint Ross, PharmD, BCPP
This residency is an ASHP-accredited program focused on developing specialized skills necessary to practice as a specialist in drug information, medication use policy, formulary management, and/or medication safety. We have an on-site Drug Information Center that answers questions from healthcare professionals throughout South Carolina, as well as fulfilling requests from our pharmacy department. Residents will have the opportunity for longitudinal experiences with the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee and various subcommittees (eg, Hematology/Oncology, Anti-Infective). We offer two drug information courses in the MUSC College of Pharmacy; residents will have the option to participate in the development of lectures/materials for those classes. Other rotations in medication safety, medication-use policy, drug shortages, staff development/education, and informatics are available. The program allows sufficient flexibility to adapt to the individual needs of the resident while ensuring that all ASHP standards for drug information specialized residency training are met.
The PGY-2 Resident has additional opportunities to provide an ACPE-accredited seminar; design and lead research projects; and precept PharmD candidate students and pharmacy residents. Other learning experiences include a teaching certificate through the MUSC College of Pharmacy and a research certificate program.
The PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency builds upon the competencies achieved in a PGY1 residency, transitioning the resident from generalist care to providing specialized care to children. It equips the resident to participate as an integral interdisciplinary team member caring for children and to assume responsibility for optimal pharmaceutical care. The resident will function independently as a practitioner while maintaining close contact with a preceptor to help conceptualize and integrate accumulated experience and knowledge to improve medication therapy in a variety of settings. The resident will be prepared for teaching, scholarship, and practice leadership. After completion of this residency, the resident will be prepared to practice as a pharmacy specialist with skills in drug distribution and information; to serve as a clinical faculty member by precepting pharmacy students and residents; to contribute to the pharmacy literature; and to attain board certification in pediatric pharmacy.
This residency is an ASHP-accredited program focused on developing the skills necessary to practice as a specialist in internal medicine or a sub-specialty in an area of interest. Residents will be prepared to pursue a career in a health system or academia and engage in educational or scholarly pursuits. The program allows sufficient flexibility to adapt to the individual needs of the resident, while ensuring that all ASHP standards for specialized residency training in internal medicine are met. In addition to required internal medicine and infectious disease rotations, the program offers a variety of elective rotations allowing sufficient flexibility to adapt to the individual needs of the resident. Additional experiences will include delivering an ACPE-accredited seminar, completing longitudinal research project and MUE with the mentorship of one or more research advisors, participating in the 24 hour adult in-house pharmacy on-call service and longitudinal clinical operations experience in an inpatient pharmacy. Residents will also be actively involved in precepting pharmacy students and will be responsible for coordinating the Medicine Journal Club and Medicine Team Teaching experiences. The resident may also elect to participate in the Academician Preparation Program and/or Research Certificate Program through the MUSC College of Pharmacy.
Residency Program Director: Kathryn Noyes, BCPS
To schedule PPS interviews, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application due: December 31, 2020
Number of open positions: 1
Applicants must possess a PharmD degree from an ACPE-accredited college or school of pharmacy and must be eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the state of South Carolina. Candidates for the PGY-2 residency must have completed a PGY1 residency or have equivalent experience. Further information is available on the residency website http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/pharmacy_services/residency/
Additional Salary Information: Information regarding compensation and benefits can be found on the residency web site at: /https://muschealth.org/patients-visitors/about-us/residencies-and-fellowships/pharmacy
About Medical University of South Carolina | MUSC
Founded in 1824 in Charleston, MUSC is the oldest medical school in the South, as well as the state’s only integrated, academic health sciences center with a unique charge to serve the state through education, research and patient care. Each year, MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and nearly 800 residents in six colleges: Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. The state’s leader in obtaining biomedical research funds, in fiscal year 2019, MUSC set a new high, bringing in more than $284 million. Find out more about our academic programs. As the clinical health system of the Medical University of South Carolina, MUSC Health is dedicated to delivering the highest quality patient care available, while training generations of competent, compassionate health care providers to serve the people of South Carolina and beyond. Comprising some 1,600 beds, more than 100 outreach sites, the MUSC College of Medicine, the physicians’ practice plan, and nearly 275 telehealth locations, MUSC Health owns and operates eight hospitals situated in Charleston, Chester, Florence, Lancaster and Marion counties. In 2019, for the fifth consecuti...ve year, U.S. News & World Report named MUSC Health the No. 1 hospital in South Carolina. Learn more about clinical patient services.MUSC and its affiliates have collective annual budgets of $3.2 billion. The more than 17,000 MUSC team members include world-class faculty, physicians, specialty providers and scientists who deliver groundbreaking education, research, technology and patient care.Founded in 1881, the College of Pharmacy is home to two research centers with renowned endowed chairs. It boasts one of the oldest and largest residency programs in the country and provides a premier pharmacy education by uniting nationally recognized faculty and high-achieving students with the innovative, inter-professional learning opportunities offered at MUSC’s academic medical center.