Wellstar MCG Health (formerly AU Medical Center) provides a 24-month ASHP-(candidate status) PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL) Pharmacy Residency, which is offered concurrently with a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Augusta University Hull College of Business. The Wellstar MCG Health Augusta post-graduate experience provides comprehensive training in acute care, ambulatory care, long term care, drug information, drug-use policy development, practice management, teaching, research and leadership at a tertiary care academic medical center.
This two-year program has been established to train the future leaders of our profession by providing them with the tools and knowledge to lead patient-centered care in a dynamic health care environment. The PGY1 year focuses on foundational comprehensive clinical training with the PGY2 year focused on pharmacy administration and leadership.
PGY1 --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.)
Medication Safety, 340B, Pharmacy Informatics, leadership starting early PGY1
Medication Use Evaluation/Performance Improvement leadership for residents
Investigational Drug Services/ Clinical Research Pharmacy/ IRB
Inpatient pharmacy staffing coverage on weekends/early evenings
Teaching Certificate through UGA College ofPharmacy (with the same extensive teaching portfolio as our other PGY1 Pharmacy residents)
The flexibility of the residency design allows residents to individualize the program to meet their specific needs and interests.
A PGY2 health-system pharmacy administration and leadership residency builds upon PGY1 residency graduates' competence in the delivery of patient-centered care and in pharmacy operational services to prepare residents who can assume high level managerial, supervisory and leadership responsibilities. Areas of competence emphasized during the program include safe and effective medication-use systems, quality assurance and improvement, the management of human resources, the management of financial resources, use of technology, and advanced leadership. The residency lays the foundation for continued growth in management and leadership skills.
Upon graduation, residents are prepared for a clinical or operational management/supervisory role in a variety of work settings.
This new program is the only 2-year (PGY1/PGY2) with MBA residency for pharmacy administration and leadership in Georgia (first resident graduating spring 2024)
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 over 40 years of residency graduates who are making a difference every day!
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Applicants for the Wellstar MCG Health Medical Center-University of Georgia College of Pharmacy residencies must be licensed or eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in Georgia at the start of the residency.
About Wellstar MCG Medical Center PGY1/PGY2 HSPAL- Augusta University (MBA)- Augusta
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.