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Pharmacy Residency

The Department of Pharmacy at Spartanburg Medical Center has a rich history of post-graduate training dating back to 1978. The program spanned eight years and graduated 15 residents, some of whom 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 Medical Center. Utilizing the program’s historical roots as a foundation, this new program aims to provide a learning experience conducive to the enhancement of a pharmacist’s ability to excel in a health system setting.

Spartanburg Medical Center (SMC) is dedicated to preparing 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, medication safety, pharmacy education, clinical pharmacy specialty services, departmental and organizational administration, clinical research, and pharmacy staffing.

Residency Highlights

  • Exposure to academic medical training in a community-based hospital setting
  • Eight required core rotations including one orientation rotation, one research rotation, and four elective rotations
  • Flexible resident-specific scheduling
  • Opportunity to complete teaching certificate program
  • Every third weekend clinical staffing
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) membership
  • Travel to ASHP mid-year
  • Travel to and present at Southeastern Residency Conference (SERC)
  • $47,500/year stipend
  • 25 days paid time off (including six holidays, four sick days, five professional days, and 10 vacation days)

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