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Published on October 23, 2013

Pharmacy Residency Program at Spartanburg Medical Center Receives Accreditation

Spartanburg Medical Center’s (SMC) Pharmacy Residency program has received the maximum six-year accreditation from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). 

The six year accreditation occurred in less than 36 percent of new programs surveyed prior to the ASHP spring commission on credentialing.

ASHP is the national professional organization whose nearly 40,000 members include pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and student pharmacists who provide patient care services in hospitals, health systems, and ambulatory clinics.

The residency accreditation process is voluntary and compares both the residency program structure and services offered by SMC’s pharmacy department against an established set of standards and best practices.

“This duration of accreditation speaks to the dedication of our department to the program, the high level of pharmacy education provided by our staff to our residents, and the department of pharmacy’s commitment to delivering optimal pharmaceutical care to our patients,” said Phil Humphrey, director of SMC’s Residency Program and Clinical Pharmacy Specialist.

About the Pharmacy Residency Program at SMC
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 12-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.

 SMC residents are 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

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