AU Medical Center provides a 12 month ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, which is offered in conjunction with the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. The University of Georgia awards a graduate certificate for successful completion of the academic component of the residency, with an emphasis on teaching. The AU Medical Center post-graduate experience provides comprehensive training in acute care, ambulatory care, long term care, drug information, drug-use policy development, practice management, teaching and research at a tertiary care academic medical center.
Variety of core and elective rotation experiences offered (pediatrics, critical care, oncology, ambulatory care clinics, internal medicine, management, cardiology, solid organ transplant, infectious disease, etc.)
UGA Graduate Certificate Program (includes Teaching in Pharmacy Practice and Teaching Portfolio)
PGY2 opportunities (critical care, oncology, pediatrics, ambulatory care, infectious disease)
Medication Use Evaluation/Performance Improvement leadership for residents
Investigational Drug Services/ Clinical Research Pharmacy/ IRB
Inpatient pharmacy staffing coverage on weekends/early evenings
The flexibility of the residency design allows residents to individualize the program to meet their specific needs and interests.
This residency trains pharmacists for practice as clinician-educators providing advanced clinical services in academic health care settings or other organized health-system environments with substantive precepting and/or teaching responsibilities. They will be leaders and change agents at their practice site and for the profession. Many graduates continue with PGY2 specialty training before entering clinical practice or assuming a clinical faculty role.
Our PGY1 residency has been ASHP-accredited since 1975 (originally under the facility name Medical College of Georgia Hospitals and Clinics and MCG Health, Inc.). We have almost five decades of residency graduates who are making a difference every day!
Based in Augusta, Georgia, Wellstar MCG Health, formerly known as AU Medical Center, is an academic medical center affiliated with the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University and now part of the unified Wellstar Health System. Wellstar MCG Health provides skilled, compassionate care to its patients, conducts leading-edge clinical research and fosters the medical education and training of tomorrow’s health care practitioners. Wellstar is one of the largest health-systems in Georgia and a not-for-profit committed to deliver world-class healthcare to every person, every time.
Wellstar MCG Health Medical Center serves as the largest clinical training site for the University of Georgia (UGA) Pharm.D. program. The health system provides a full range of services including a Children's hospital, Level IV regional neonatal intensive care, a renal transplantation program, a level I regional trauma center and pediatric trauma center, Georgia Cancer Center (with Phase 1 clinical trials unit), and medical office building with over 80 outpatient clinics. The pharmacy has ambulatory care pharmacists practicing under collaborative practice (primary care clinics, digestive heal...th, oncology), a pharmacist-managed anticoagulation clinic, clinical research pharmacy, and consultant pharmacist services to a long-term care facility. AU Medical Center pharmacists have teaching appointments as clinical faculty and pharmacy preceptors for the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and institution also serves as the clinical practice site for six fulltime UGA pharmacy faculty.