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Pharmacy Residency

The Department of Pharmacy at Spartanburg Regional has a rich history of post-graduate training dating back to 1978. The program spanned eight years and graduated 15 residents. Three past residents are still employed with the department today.

The re-emergence of a postgraduate year one (PGY1) residency in 2012 represented a new era of pharmacy practice at Spartanburg Regional. Utilizing the program’s historical roots as a foundation, the new program will focus on providing a learning experience conducive to the enhancement of a pharmacist’s ability to excel in a health-system setting.

Spartanburg Regional is dedicated to preparing its pharmacy residents to assume positions as well-rounded hospital pharmacists or pursue second year postgraduate training in a specialty field. The twelve month postgraduate curriculum will provide exposure and practical experience in decentralized clinical services, pharmacokinetics, clinical pharmacy specialty services, departmental and organizational administration, clinical research, and pharmacy staffing.In addition to ASHP residency requirements, Spartanburg Regional residents will be expected to:

  • Manage and improve the medication use system.
  • Provide evidence based, patient-centered medication therapy management with interdisciplinary teams.
  • Exercise leadership and practice management skills. 
  • Demonstrate project management skills.
  • Provide medication and practice related education and training.
  • Utilize medical informatics. 

Residency Highlights

  • Teaching Certificate affiliated with the South Carolina College of Pharmacy (SCCP)
  • Potential elective student preceptor month(s)
  • Exposure to medical academic training in a community based hospital setting
  • 7  required core rotations, 1 project rotation, 3 elective rotations, 1 pharmacy introduction/orientation rotation
  • Flexible resident specific scheduling 
  • Every fourth weekend and one week night per week clinical staffing requirement 
  • Travel to and presentation at Southeastern Residency Conference (SERC)
  • Travel to ASHP Midyear
  • $42,000/year stipend
  • 25 days Paid Time Off (including 6 holidays, 4 sick days, 5 professional days, and 10 vacation days)

Pharmacy Residency Faculty

George Reid, Pharm.D.

Director of Pharmacy

George graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina with a B.S. in Pharmacy in 1980 and his Pharm.D. in 1982. George has been the Director of Pharmacy Services at SRHS since 1994.

Phil Humphrey, Pharm.D., BCPS

Residency Program Director

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Critical Care

Phil has been a clinical pharmacy specialist at Spartanburg Medical Center since 2006. Phil graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in 2000 and his Pharm.D. in 2004. Phil completed a PGY1 residency at Clarian Health Partners in 2005 and completed his specialty residency from Clarian Health Partners/Purdue University in Surgical/Trauma Critical Care in 2006.

Rene’ Brown, Rph

Pharmacy Manager

Rene’ graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.S. in Pharmacy in 1977, beginning her career at Spartanburg Medical Center as a pharmacy intern immediately upon graduation. She has been a manager since 2004.

Michael Ferguson, RPh

Pharmacy Manager

Michael graduated from MUSC in 1980. Michael has been a manager with the Pharmacy since 2002 after serving as a Supervisor since 1985.

Brian Nesemeier, Rph

Manager Pharmacy Support Services

Brian graduated from North Dakota State University with a B.S. in Pharmacy in 1983. He completed a PGY1 residency at Spartanburg General Hospital in 1984. Brian has been in a management position since 1990.

Derrick Clay, Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Emergency Medicine

Derrick has been a clinical pharmacy specialist at Spartanburg Medical Center since 2013. Derrick received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2008 from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa. Derrick completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency and a PGY2 emergency medicine specialty residency at Grady Health System in Atlanta, Ga.

Evan Lantz, Pharm.D.

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Infectious Disease

Evan has been a clinical pharmacy specialist at Spartanburg Medical Center since 2014. Evan received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2012 from West Virginia University. Evan completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Louisiana State University in 2013 and completed his Infectious Disease specialty residency from Jackson Memorial Hospital in 2014.

Alex McDonald, Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Cardiovascular Critical Care

Alex has been a clinical pharmacy specialist at Spartanburg Medical Center since 1989. Alex graduated with his B.S. from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1995 and his Pharm.D. in 1997. Alex completed a specialty residency with Glaxo-Wellcome/UNC in 1998.

Kate Moore, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP

Faculty- Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy

Ambulatory Care Specialist - Medical Group of the Carolina's-Internal Medicine Spartanburg office

Kate graduated from the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy in 2008 and completed her PGY-1 residency at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center followed by her PGY-2 specialty residency in ambulatory care at UNC Hospitals.

Veronica Moriarty, Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Internal Medicine

Veronica has been a clinical pharmacy specialist at Spartanburg Medical Center since 1981. Veronica graduated with her B.S. from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1978 and her Pharm.D. in 1981. Veronica completed her PGY1 residency from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in 1979

Anna Peacock, Pharm.D.

Pharmacy Educator

Anna graduated from the University of South Carolina with her Pharm.D. in 2004. Anna has been a pharmacist with Spartanburg Medical Center since 2006 and has served as Pharmacy Educator since 2012.

Kristen Turner, Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Pediatrics

Kristen has been a clinical pharmacy specialist at Spartanburg Medical Center since 2008. Kristen graduated from the University of Florida with her Pharm.D. in 2005. Kristen completed a PGY1 residency and a PGY2 Pediatric Specialty residency from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2006 and 2007, respectively.

Sandra Willan, Pharm.D., BCPS 

Clinical Pharmacist

Sandra Willan has been a clinical pharmacist at Spartanburg Medical Center since 2004. Sandra graduated from the University of New Mexico with a B.S. in 2000 and from University of South Carolina with her Pharm.D. in 2003. Sandra completed a PGY1 residency from Greenville Hospital System in 2006.

Pharmacy Residency Alumni

The Original Residency Program Alumni

1985-1986

  • Michelle Baird

  • Manoharon Balakrishnan

1984-1985

  • Sharon Moore

1983-1984

  • Brian Nesemeier*

  • Jeff Bean

1982-1983

  • Cheryl Anderson*

  • Laura O’Shay

1981-1982

  • JoAnn Grainger

  • Ray Lancaster

1980-1981

  • Bill Mixson

1979-1980

  • Gary Bohlen*

  • Nikki Dozier

1978-1979

  • Jim Bruce

  • Larry Burgess

The Current Residency Program Alumni

2012-2013

  • Ginger Minton, Pharm.D.*
  • Shruti Shah, Pharm. D.*

2013-2014

  • Lillie Kelly, Pharm.D.
  • Melissa Smisor, Pharm.D

Current PGY1 Residents:

  • Brittany Bible, Pharm.D.
  • Casey Troficanto, Pharm.D.

*currently employed full time at SMC   

Pharmacy Residency Rotation Opportunities

Core Rotations

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Cardiovascular Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Orientation
  • Pediatrics 
  • Project
  • Surgical Critical Care

Longitudinal Rotations

  • Administration
  • Clinical staffing
  • Education and Teaching 
  • Medication Information and Safety
  • Project
  • Pharmacokinetics 

Elective Rotations

  • Expansion of any of the above core rotations
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Cardiology
  • Medical/Pulmonary Critical Care
  • Student preceptor during an elective month (May or June)
  • Decentralized Clinical Pharmacist
  • Oncology
  • Family Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Anticoagulation

Application Information

DEADLINE January 5

Requirements

  • Applicants must graduate from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) – accredited Doctor of Pharmacy degree program
  • Applicants are licensed or eligible for licensure in the state of South Carolina.
  • Spartanburg Regional is a participant in the Residency Matching Program (RMP).
  • Spartanburg Regional is a PHORCAS participant
  • All application material should be submitted via PHORCAS

Please submit the following information prior to January 5th via PHORCAS. (Please note that SMC requires candidates to use the letter of intent form below):

Mailing Address: Department of Pharmacy Residency Program c/o Darlene Smith 101 E. Wood Street Spartanburg, SC 29303

Forms

Contact Us

General Residency Questions

Phil Humphrey, Pharm.D., BCPS Residency Program Director

Phone: 864-560-0213

Fax 864-560-7323

Mailing Address:

Department of Pharmacy Residency Program

c/o Darlene Smith

101 E. Wood Street

Spartanburg, SC 29303

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