Wellstar Kennestone PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program
Wellstar Kennestone Regional Medical Center
Location: Marietta, Georgia
RESIDENCY PROGRAM PURPOSE
The purpose of the Wellstar Kennestone PGY1 residency program is to build on the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions. Graduates of this program 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.
RESIDENCY PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The goal of the Wellstar Kennestone PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program is to provide educational and training experiences for pharmacists in contemporary pharmacy practice in an organized healthcare system. The major job responsibilities of this position are clinical intervention, continuing education, drug distribution, leadership, patient education, and research. The program is designed to ensure competency with the required competency area, goals, and objectives outlined in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Accreditation Standard: 1) Patient Care, 2) Advancing Practice and Improving Patient Care, 3) Leadership and Management, 4) Teaching, Education, and Dissemination of Knowledge.
The residency program will utilize the collective assets of Wellstar Health System (WHS) to accomplish the assigned goals and objectives. The Traditional PGY1 residency program is designed to allow the resident to complete the program within a minimum of 52 weeks. The Nontraditional (NT) residency program is designed to allow the resident to complete the traditional 52-week program over 24-months by participating in the residency program every other month and continuing in a staff position every other month.
Required Learning Experiences
Elective Learning Experiences
Cardiac Critical Care
Drug Information (at InPharmD™)
Neurosurgery Critical Care
Research Project and MUE
Wellstar Kennestone Department of Pharmacy utilizes automated drug delivery units throughout the hospital. Our team operates out of a central pharmacy, Operating Room satellite, and workstations on patient care units. We also have an Outpatient Infusion Center satellite on our campus.
In addition, pharmacists participate in daily physician-led interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary rounds. The clinical pharmacy team includes specialists in ambulatory care, cardiology, critical care, emergency medicine, infectious disease, internal medicine, nutrition support, pain management, and pediatrics.
To successfully complete the Wellstar Kennestone PGY1 Residency Program, the resident must:
Obtain Georgia pharmacist license and complete a minimum of 2/3 of the residency year as a licensed pharmacist.
Fulfill pharmacist staffing requirements outlined in the residents’ schedule.
Complete all required learning experiences (LEs).
Receive ACHR (achieved for residency) for 80% (10 of 12) of the ASHP PGY1 Competency area R1 patient care objectives.
Receive SP (Satisfactory Progress) or ACH (Achieved) for all remaining Competency area R1 objectives
Successfully complete the ACLS and BLS curriculum and participate in codes.
Complete a research project and a medication use evaluation (MUE) designed to improve the services of the department and/or patient care.
Present a poster at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
Present a research project at the Southeastern Residency Conference (SERC)
A completed manuscript must be suitable for submission to a peer-reviewed journal
Complete formulary management task(s) (i.e., annual formulary review, drug monograph) to develop an understanding of the medication use process.
Participate in the Atlanta Pharmacy Resident Information Exchange (APRIE) journal club.
Prepare and present one Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited one-hour continuing pharmacy education (CPE) grand rounds.
Precept a Doctor of Pharmacy student on experiential training rotation(s).
Participate in the Wellstar Kennestone Residency Professional Development Series.
Participate in the Wellstar Graduate Medical Education (GME) DEI Dialogues (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion)
Detailed application instructions are available at: wellstar.org/kennestonePGY1rxresidency
Register with the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS™) and the ASHP Resident Matching Program through the National Matching Service (NMS).
The Wellstar Kennestone PGY1 pharmacy residency match code is 133413.
The Wellstar Kennestone PGY1 nontraditionalpharmacy residency match code is 133421.
Candidate should submit required documents in the PhORCAS™ System. See wellstar.org/kennestonePGY1rxresidency for details.
This residency program agrees that no person at this residency will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant.
All application materials are due by 11:59pm on January 3rd for participation in Phase 1 of the match.
Residency applicants must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and be a licensed pharmacist in the State of Georgia within 90 days of the the start of the program. A completed application, curriculum vitae (CV), pharmacy school transcripts, references, and a formal interview are required (see How to Apply at wellstar.org/kennestonePGY1rxresidency for details).
Non-U.S. citizens must have a "green card" (permanent resident status) or a current visa valid through the entire duration of the residency program. Wellstar PGY1 and PGY2 residency programs are unable to sponsor visas for pharmacy residents.
Wellstar Health System, the largest health system in Georgia, is known nationally for its innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare. Wellstar consists of Wellstar Medical Group, outpatient centers, health parks, a pediatric center, nursing centers, hospice, homecare as well as 9 inpatient hospitals: Cobb, Douglas, Kennestone, North Fulton, Paulding, Spalding, Sylvan Grove, West Georgia, and Windy Hill.
Located just north of Atlanta, Wellstar Kennestone is a 633-bed facility (including more than 85 critical care beds) and the largest hospital in Wellstar Health System's network. As one of the Top 100 hospitals, Wellstar Kennestone offers the most advanced care available for all your surgical, medical, rehabilitative and emergency care needs. The Level II Trauma Center features a new, state-of-the-art emergency department, comprehensive stroke center, and certified comprehensive cardiac center.
For more information, visit wellstar.org/locations/hospital/kennestone-regional-medical-center.