Baptist Medical Center South- PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Baptist Medical Center South PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program
Location: Montgomery, Alabama
Telecommuting is allowed.
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.
The BMCS PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program is designed to provide high quality training in a progressive and technologically advanced environment. The residents will be allowed to train and practice direct patient care in a variety of patient care settings while also gaining invaluable experience in a state-of-the-art central pharmacy. The resident’s training will be conducted by pharmacist clinicians located within the practice areas that directly correspond to the learning experiences as well as pharmacy administrators, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians actively practicing on the front line of a progressive pharmacy practice. The program structure is appropriately flexible to allow for the individualization of the curriculum to provide the best opportunity for the residents to gain knowledge and experience in their areas of interest while fulfilling the core training outcomes as set forth by the accrediting body, the American Society of Health System Pharmacists.
Baptist Medical Center South Department of Pharmacy employs a decentralized model for clinical pharmacy services. Currently, pharmacy satellites are located in the Trauma/Surgical intensive care unit (SICU), Cardiac ICU, Medical ICU, Neurosciences ICU, Neonatal ICU, Emergency Department, Psychiatric facility (Crossbridge Mental Health Facility), Medicine/Oncology (5 north), Medication History/Patient Education (institutional), and Antimicrobial Stewardship (institutional). The clinical staff provides coverage in SICU, CCU, MICU, NSICU, Crossbridge Mental Health Facility and Medicine/Oncology 5 days per week with general hours of 0730 to 1630. The NICU is staffed 7 days per week with hours 0700 to 1800. The Emergency Department ( a Level II Trauma Center) is staffed 7 days per week with hours from 0700 to 1800 and 1700 to 0400. The Medication History/Patient Education program has offices on 6 North and provides services 7 days per week. Clinical coverage on weekends is provided by a clinical staff member in conjunction with the emergency medicine pharmacist and pharmacy residents.
The residency curriculum consists of 4 required core rotations (orientation, critical care, infectious diseases, and internal medicine), 2 clinical selective rotations (selected from acute care, critical care or emergency medicine options), 3 elective rotations and 4 longitudinal learning experiences (administration/leadership, education and drug information, institutional practice, and research). The core and elective learning experiences are conducted over approximately four to six week blocks based on the calendar month but may be extended due to the needs or interests of the residents.
The elective learning experiences are typically scheduled later during the program. Residents may choose one of the current elective learning experiences: Antimicrobial Stewardship, Enterprise, Psychiatric Medicine, Transitions of Care, Oncology, Transitions of Care, or Trauma/Surgery.
Since its founding in 1963, Baptist Medical Center South has grown to become Montgomery's largest healthcare facility and Baptist Health's tertiary care center, offering unsurpassed specialty services and treatment. Through advanced technology, professional expertise and an exceptional level of personalized care, Baptist Medical Center South is the comprehensive resource for family healthcare in Central Alabama. Known for its outstanding cardiovascular, orthopaedic, neurology and surgical services, Baptist Medical Center South is home to skilled and dedicated physicians, nurses and staff. The hospital offers residents of central Alabama an accredited sleep disorders center, a regional neonatal intensive care unit, a chest pain diagnosis, and treatment center within the emergency department, a behavioral health treatment facility and family-centered maternity care. Fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (TJC), this licensed 492-bed, faith-based, not-for-profit medical center is committed to meeting the healthcare needs of central Alabama with care and compassion.\n.
BMCS will offer three residency positions for the 2023-2024 residency year.
Visit us at the ASHP Residency Showcase on Tuesday, December 6th.
For more information, please see our website: https://www.baptistfirst.org/education/pharmacy-residency-program/
The applicant must obtain a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited college or school of pharmacy.
Residents must be eligible for licensure in the state of Alabama upon graduation and obtain said license no later than 90 days from the start of the residency term. Failure to obtain an active AL license by this date is addressed in the Dismissal Policy.
General Application Requirements and Procedure
Applicants must meet the qualifications for resident eligibility as set forth by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the Alabama Board of Pharmacy (ALBOP).
The applicant must be committed to attaining professional competence beyond an entry level of practice.
Applicants must adhere to the rules of the National Matching Service.
Applicant qualifications will be evaluated per the BMCS Pharmacy Residency Candidate Assessment Policy.
The application deadline is January 2, 2023. The following items are required for application:
Completed application utilizing PHORCAS
Current Curriculum Vitae
Personal Statement/Letter of Intent
Official transcript from college or school of pharmacy
Three letters of recommendation (clinical references preferred)
About Baptist Medical Center South PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program
Baptist Medical Center South PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program is committed to providing residents with diverse training opportunities within an enriched clinical environment. Training will be tailored to encourage development of both clinical and leadership skills that will produce competent, confident practitioners equipped to practice anywhere along the spectrum of pharmacy. The diverse patient population and team dynamics at Baptist Medical Center South also allows the resident to gain experience and prepare for further training in a PGY-2 residency, if the resident so chooses.
Mission Statement- Baptist Health
As a witness to the love of God through Jesus Christ, Baptist Health exists as a voluntary, not-for-profit organization to promote and improve the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of the people and communities it serves through the delivery of quality health care services provided within a framework of fiscal responsibility.
•Help people in communities we serve maintain and improve their health and quality of life.
•Collaborate with other community organizations to provide needed services.
•Be the healthcare provider of choice for all who ...need care in the communities we serve.
•Be the employer of choice for healthcare professionals with a positive attitude.
•Be the healthcare system of choice for physicians and other healthcare providers.
•Provide high quality services at appropriate costs.