Augusta University Pharmacy Residency Program

Augusta University Pharmacy Residency Program Official page of Augusta University Pharmacy Residency Programs offered in conjunction with the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. ASHP-accredited residency training since 1975.
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Learn more at our web page www.augustahealth.org/pharmacy-residency Augusta University Pharmacy Residency Program graduates are making a difference in a variety of practice settings. Our residents graduate as competent, confident and compassionate pharmacy practitioners who are active members of the health care team and positioned to be leaders in the profession. Augusta University and University of Georgia (UGA) College of Pharmacy preceptors consistently demonstrate commitment to the pharmacy profession and strive to help you develop and market career skills in the changing health care environment. Our history began when we were Medical College of Georgia Hospital (MCG Pharmacy Residency) and our pharmacy program has been ASHP accredited since 1975. UGA College of Pharmacy faculty members have been residency preceptors since the early years. Our nine residents receive a stipend as both full time AU Medical Center employees and UGA graduate students. Augusta University Pharmacy Residency Program is a 12-month ASHP accredited pharmacy residency program. Residents are appointed as graduate teaching assistants for the College of Pharmacy and earn graduate school credit for components of the residency, including clinical pharmacy, teaching and research activities. UGA awards a graduate certificate for successful completion of the residency program. Applicants for the Augusta University Pharmacy Residency Program must be eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in Georgia at the start of the residency. We have six programs, each with competitive entry requirements and benefits: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program PGY1/PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Admin & Leadership (new for '21) PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency Program PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program Learn more about all of our pharmacy resident opportunities and how to apply at www.augustahealth.org/pharmacy-residency

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Spread the word! Our Pharmacy Residency recruitment event 🥼💊💉
10/24/2020

Spread the word! Our Pharmacy Residency recruitment event 🥼💊💉

Looking forward to sharing information about the AU Medical Center Pharmacy Residency Programs on Monday, November 16th, 2020; 7pm-8:30pm (Eastern).
Link to sign up: https://forms.gle/CqhUpDPxBxPcVYKbA

We are recruiting for the following programs: PGY1 Pharmacy, PGY2 Ambulatory Care, PGY1/PGY2-Health-System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership (HSPAL)-with-MBA! Other programs already filled for 2021 by early commitment (Pediatrics, Oncology, Critical Care)

Looking forward to sharing information about the AU Medical Center Pharmacy Residency Programs on Monday, November 16th,...
10/24/2020

Looking forward to sharing information about the AU Medical Center Pharmacy Residency Programs on Monday, November 16th, 2020; 7pm-8:30pm (Eastern).
Link to sign up: https://forms.gle/CqhUpDPxBxPcVYKbA

We are recruiting for the following programs: PGY1 Pharmacy, PGY2 Ambulatory Care, PGY1/PGY2-Health-System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership (HSPAL)-with-MBA! Other programs already filled for 2021 by early commitment (Pediatrics, Oncology, Critical Care)

Congratulations to the 2020 Jack Liebowitz Award Winner.....Garrett Matthews
10/23/2020

Congratulations to the 2020 Jack Liebowitz Award Winner.....

Garrett Matthews

Learn more about how to join the Paceline to support critical research and survivorship at Georgia Cancer Center.  Lives...
10/23/2020
Paceline Bike Ride Augusta, GA | Together, We Can Cure Cancer Faster!

Learn more about how to join the Paceline to support critical research and survivorship at Georgia Cancer Center. Livestream on Saturday, October 24th.

#curecancerfaster #jointhepaceline

Paceline is not just a ride. It’s a community movement. A movement based in Augusta, GA where 100% of all rider fundraising goes to fund critical research and survivorship at the Georgia Cancer Center.

Great memory from the inaugural (2019) Paceline  - Augusta University Pharmacy will be participating in this great event...
10/23/2020

Great memory from the inaugural (2019) Paceline - Augusta University Pharmacy will be participating in this great event again.

PaceDay Unchained this weekend. How are you planning to go unchained this Saturday? #jointhepaceline #curecancerfaster #paceday2020

Congratulations to PGY1 Pharmacy Resident, Victoria Urban, on completion of her Pharmacy Grand Rounds! Her presentation ...
10/22/2020

Congratulations to PGY1 Pharmacy Resident, Victoria Urban, on completion of her Pharmacy Grand Rounds! Her presentation "An Update to the Management of Sickle Cell Disease" reviewed new guideline recommendations, literature evidence, and cost benefit analysis for management of Sickle Cell Disease.

Proud of my resident! Great job Tia Stitt!
10/20/2020

Proud of my resident! Great job Tia Stitt!

Congratulations to our PGY2 Oncology Resident, Tia Stitt, on completion of her Pharmacy Grand Rounds! Her presentation "Deciphering Oncology Clinical Trials: Assessment, Surrogate Endpoints, and Designs" was a detailed review of evaluating oncology literature.

Congratulations to each of our PGY2 residents on completion of their Pharmacy Grand Rounds! If you would like to learn m...
10/20/2020

Congratulations to each of our PGY2 residents on completion of their Pharmacy Grand Rounds! If you would like to learn more about their topics, take a scroll through our page to see the individual posts. We have shared the schedule and look forward to hearing from our PGY1 residents in the near future!

Congratulations to our PGY2 Oncology Resident, Tia Stitt, on completion of her Pharmacy Grand Rounds! Her presentation "...
10/20/2020

Congratulations to our PGY2 Oncology Resident, Tia Stitt, on completion of her Pharmacy Grand Rounds! Her presentation "Deciphering Oncology Clinical Trials: Assessment, Surrogate Endpoints, and Designs" was a detailed review of evaluating oncology literature.

Congratulations to our PGY2 Pediatric Resident, Mimi Zhang, for completion of her Pharmacy Grand Rounds! Her presentatio...
10/20/2020

Congratulations to our PGY2 Pediatric Resident, Mimi Zhang, for completion of her Pharmacy Grand Rounds! Her presentation "Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children" was a great review of current literature evidence, especially in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Congratulations to our PGY2 Ambulatory Care Resident, Caitie Brown, on completion of her Pharmacy Grand Rounds! Her pres...
10/20/2020

Congratulations to our PGY2 Ambulatory Care Resident, Caitie Brown, on completion of her Pharmacy Grand Rounds! Her presentation "Pediatric Migraine Prevention: A Guideline Update" was a great in-depth look at the new guidelines and supporting evidence.

Congratulations to our PGY2 Critical Care Resident, Kelli Keats on completion of her Pharmacy Grand Rounds! Her presenta...
10/20/2020

Congratulations to our PGY2 Critical Care Resident, Kelli Keats on completion of her Pharmacy Grand Rounds! Her presentation "Removing Penicillin Allergies Through a Direct Oral Challenge for Patients with Low-Risk Allergies in the Intensive Care Unit" was a great review of all the research she's done at AU and proceeded the pilot testing program she will be implementing.

Meet this year's PGY2 in pediatrics, the one and only, Mimi Zhang!Mimi is from East Greenwich, Rhode Island and complete...
10/19/2020

Meet this year's PGY2 in pediatrics, the one and only, Mimi Zhang!

Mimi is from East Greenwich, Rhode Island and completed pharmacy school at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. She then trained at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan for her PGY1. When asked what she is looking forward to the most this year, Mimi says, "Getting to learn more about pediatric pharmacy and developing my skills." Her bucket list item includes diving at the Great Barrier Reef. An interesting fact about Mimi is that her favorite hobby is painting and she's missing a ligament in one of her ankles! Her most unique accomplishment is being a first-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. If she could live anywhere, it would be Paris, France or Melbourne, Australia. Her favorite color is sky blue and her favorite food is Dumplings. Her co-residents were surprised to find that she's also allergic to peanuts since Marjorie Phillips makes the best peanut butter pie!

Thank you Mimi for your cheerful demeanor! We are so excited to have you!

Exciting announcement!  AU Medical Center has approved the addition of 1 new resident position in July 2021 and a total ...
10/19/2020
PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership Residency | Augusta University Health

Exciting announcement! AU Medical Center has approved the addition of 1 new resident position in July 2021 and a total of 2 positions in July 2022 for our new PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership Residency.

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 heath care environment. The PGY1 year will focus on foundational comprehensive clinical training, with the PGY2 focused i...

Bark-in-the-Park Social
10/18/2020

Bark-in-the-Park Social

10/18/2020

What a beautiful day to Bark in the Park!
We've been trying to find ways to get together while social distancing and this was a great opportunity to meet everyone's fur children.

Did you know that less than 5% of patients with a reported penicillin allergy actually have a true allergy? Our PGY2 Cri...
10/12/2020

Did you know that less than 5% of patients with a reported penicillin allergy actually have a true allergy?

Our PGY2 Critical Care Resident, Kelli Keats, successfully presented her MUE/Quality Improvement project at Pulmonary Grand Rounds (virtually) today. Her project involves implementing a pilot program in our Medical ICU that aims to de-label low risk, penicillin-allergic patients through an oral amoxicillin challenge.

WOMEN PHARMACIST DAY is October 12th. The AU Medical Center Pharmacy Residency team wants to recognize and celebrate a s...
10/12/2020

WOMEN PHARMACIST DAY is October 12th. The AU Medical Center Pharmacy Residency team wants to recognize and celebrate a special woman who kicked off our 45+ year residency history and continues to be a leader in Georgia Pharmacy
circles.

Mary Wallace Johnson, RPh, FASHP was the Director of Pharmacy at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) Hospitals and Clinics (now AU Medical Center) from 1965 to 1998. Her state and national leadership roles included:

- ASHP: Council on Clinical Pharmacy & Therapeutics (3 years), Commission on Credentialing (3 years), Commission on Goals (1 year), Fellow of ASHP

- GSHP: Treasurer, Hospital Pharmacist of the Year

- Georgia State Board of Pharmacy (5 years), including 1 year as President of the Board of Pharmacy (first woman to hold this leadership post)

- She also served on several industry boards, with E.R. Squibb, Abbott Laboratories, and Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals.

- After her retirement from the Pharmacy, she worked as a consultant for our health system to assist critical care hospitals in the region with The Joint Commission (JCAHO) accreditation. Mary Wallace still participates in Georgia Board of Pharmacy interviews for pharmacists applying for licensure in our state.

She speaks about being most proud, however, of the advances she and small team of pharmacists were able to implement at the hospital during during her tenure as Director of Pharmacy. These included the first computerized unit dose drug distribution program and I.V. Admixture programs in the state, the pharmacy chemotherapy drug program, the investigational drug management program, the implementation of satellite pharmacies including the Operating Room Pharmacy, opening of the Ambulatory Care Pharmacy, initiation of a Formulary system for purchasing and using drugs, the initiation of clinical pharmacy programs, establishment of the Drug Information Center, initiating and building the working relationship with the UGA College of Pharmacy, and the installation of automated drug dispensing devices. "And certainly the capstone of all this ..... [her words, not ours] - the implementation and accreditation of the Pharmacy Residency Training Programs."

#womeninpharmacy #womenpharmacistday

Our residents enjoying some meet and greet time with preceptors!
10/04/2020

Our residents enjoying some meet and greet time with preceptors!

On Friday, September 18 , you may have seen someone with a camera filming in various locations. We had a professional vi...
10/02/2020

On Friday, September 18 , you may have seen someone with a camera filming in various locations. We had a professional videographer on site to help us create two videos for our website. One highlights the services our pharmacy department provides, and the other is about our residency programs. Stay tuned for these two videos to be posted on our website in October!

Our PGY1 rand PGY2 pharmacy residents are enjoying their time together as we move from summer to fall! Even among the hu...
10/02/2020

Our PGY1 rand PGY2 pharmacy residents are enjoying their time together as we move from summer to fall! Even among the hustle and bustle of research projects, grand rounds, and new rotations, they are staying connected. Congratulations to our PGY2 Residents who have completed grand rounds! Be on the look out for updates!

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09/27/2020
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This Augusta suburb community is Money's #1 place to live 2020! Check it out!

Great schools, affordable homes, cultural diversity, and outdoor recreation are just a few reasons Evans, Georgia ranked #1 for Best Places to Live in 2020.

Pharmacy teammates on the 2020 Cancer Cure Crusaders Team in Alex’s Lemonade Stand’s Million Mile Event encourage you to...
09/26/2020

Pharmacy teammates on the 2020 Cancer Cure Crusaders Team in Alex’s Lemonade Stand’s Million Mile Event encourage you to help support fundraising that goes to our Children's Hospital of Georgia Pediatric Immunotherapy program - check it out while there is a dollar-for-dollar match from Volvo! https://www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/2183173

You might think it is a just a good thing you did and it will help kids with cancer and it will, but it is so much more.

It is hours of research that might one day find a cure or give a family a few more weeks, months, or even years, with their precious child.

It is travel money so that a child can go to an out of state location for a new clinical trial.

It is a new treatment option that will not cause a lifetime of side effects.

It is a therapy that is developed specifically for children and not passed down from an adult treatment created 40 years ago.

Most importantly, it is HOPE.

Thank you for providing HOPE

When life gives you lemons 🍋 , make | l e m o n a d e | During the month of September, members of our pharmacy team have...
09/25/2020
Cancer Cure Crusaders 2020

When life gives you lemons 🍋 , make | l e m o n a d e | During the month of September, members of our pharmacy team have partnered with Dr. Ted Johnson, one of the amazing oncologists at CHOG, and his team through Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF).

Did you know 700 children worldwide are diagnosed with cancer DAILY!? And, less than *4%* of the National Cancer Institute’s annual budget is devoted to childhood cancer research. Understanding this deficit, ALSF promotes awareness, donates funding for research, and supports families, uniting this close commuity on the journey to find the CURE for childhood cancer!

To support this awesome endeavor, our pharmacy team is coupling this awareness into action by participating in the largest childhood cancer awareness challenge, The Million Mile, on behalf of the Cancer Crusaders 2020. Participation in this fundraiser includes logging as many active miles while raising money to help kids with cancer all month long!!

As this month comes to a close, it’s not too late to join the fight to #gogold #forthekids! If you are interested in participating, follow the link to join the team and/or donate on behalf of the brave and strong children who are fighting these terrible diseases: https://www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/2183173.

And, wait, there’s more!! Between now and Sunday, September 27th, Volvo has graciously agreed to match each donation dollar per dollar! This means you can make ~TWO~ cups of | l e m o n a d e | and [DOUBLE] your impact on childhood cancer research!! 💛 #endchildhoodcancer #childhoodcancerawarenessmonth

Hello Friends and Family,September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and again this year the Johnson Family is raising money and awareness to fund a cure for childhood cancer in Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation’s Million Mile fundraiser. We are inviting you to join our new team, Cancer Cure Cru...

This week’s Meet the Resident is Behren Ketchum! Behren grew up in Lincolnton, Georgia and received her Doctorate of Pha...
09/21/2020

This week’s Meet the Resident is Behren Ketchum! Behren grew up in Lincolnton, Georgia and received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Georgia. When asked what she is most excited about this year, Behren says, “the patients I’ll meet and the positive impact I can have on their care.” Behren’s favorite activity is spending time with her husband outdoors: horse back riding, fishing, and going to the lake. When asked about the most influential people in her life, she says, “my parents and grandparents. They always encourage me to follow my dreams.” One of her most unique accomplishments is being Dog Photographer of the Year runner-up for the United Kingdom Kennel Club. Her photo was on display at the Discover Dogs event in Earls Court, London. Her most recent adventures include riding horses through Bryce Canyon in Utah and kayaking on the border of Washington State and Canada. For her bucket list item, she hopes to learn to snowboard.

Thank you Behren! We are excited to have you!

This week's meet the resident Monday is Aubrey Slaughter! Aubrey is from Evans, Georgia and attended the University of G...
09/14/2020

This week's meet the resident Monday is Aubrey Slaughter! Aubrey is from Evans, Georgia and attended the University of Georgia for undergraduate training and pharmacy school. When asked what drew her to AU Health, she says, "The people". An interesting fact about Aubrey is her favorite hobby is fishing, and she traveled to Germany, Austria, and Italy for 2 weeks to study chocolate, wine, and beer fermentation. She also followed her beloved Bulldawgs to Pasadena, CA for the Rose Bowl when UGA beat Oklahoma in the 2018 NCAA College Football Playoffs. When asked about the most influential person in her life, Aubrey states, "My parents. They have taught me to love everyone and be there for your friends and family no matter what." Even though Aubrey says that her siblings are her best friends, she is most excited for the fun she'll be having with her co-residents as a PGY1 resident! Her bucket list item includes traveling to all 50 states and her favorite food is tacos and queso.

Thank you Aubrey! We enjoy the passion that you bring each and every day!

Those of you who were pharmacy students in Augusta 2008-2016 may remember the old DAWG House trailer that has since been...
09/06/2020

Those of you who were pharmacy students in Augusta 2008-2016 may remember the old DAWG House trailer that has since been replaced by our beautiful state-of-art- UGA College of Pharmacy building. Well, it's now DAWG-gone!

We are excited to introduce this week's featured resident and PGY2 in Oncology, Tia Stitt! Tia is from Laconia, New Hamp...
08/31/2020

We are excited to introduce this week's featured resident and PGY2 in Oncology, Tia Stitt! Tia is from Laconia, New Hampshire. She completed her PharmD at the University of Georgia and PGY1 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Georgia. When asked what she is most excited about this year, Tia says, "I am excited to work closely with patients in a specialty that I am passionate about and hopefully make a difference for them!" An interesting fact about Tia is that she enjoys watching sports and participates in a fantasy football league every year. She won the championship in her second season! Her bucket list includes traveling to Europe. When asked about the most influential person in her life, Tia states, "One of the most influential people in my life was my grandmother. She had a part in my passion for pharmacy and was why I ultimately chose oncology!" Her favorite TV show is Fixer Upper, food is any type of Mexican food, and she loves the Harry Potter series!

Thank you Tia! Your passion for serving our patients is evident, and we are so happy you are here!

The Clinical Research Pharmacy team at Augusta University Health says #MaskUpGeorgia   to help reduce the spread of COVI...
08/30/2020

The Clinical Research Pharmacy team at Augusta University Health says #MaskUpGeorgia to help reduce the spread of COVID19 .

Pharmacy residency preceptor and UGA College of Pharmacy Clinical Professor, Dianne May, is recipient of the 2020 Americ...
08/30/2020

Pharmacy residency preceptor and UGA College of Pharmacy Clinical Professor, Dianne May, is recipient of the 2020 American College of Clinical Pharmacy Practice and Research Network (ACCP PRN) Distinguished Drug Information Practitioner Award. Well done, Dianne!

More from Dr. Renad Abu-Sawwa  -- Got questions about CBD and epilepsy? She has the answers in this comprehensive review...
08/30/2020

More from Dr. Renad Abu-Sawwa -- Got questions about CBD and epilepsy? She has the answers in this comprehensive review coauthored by our former pharmacy intern Brielle Scutt, Pharm.D., and Yong Park, MD, who was the principal investigator of our Augusta University - State of Georgia Expanded Access protocol 2016-2019

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