The Postgraduate Year One Pharmacy Residency (PGY-1) at Self Regional Healthcare will provide residents with experiences to enhance their skills and knowledge of clinical pharmacy services.

The program is designed to provide the resident month long direct patient care rotation experiences in different areas of pharmacy practice, providing the resident with a well-rounded advanced practice experience level upon graduation.

One month of orientation, one month of research, 8 core and two elective rotation options, along with a variety of longitudinal experiences allow Self Regional Healthcare PGY1 residents flexibility in pursuing individual interests in clinical pharmacy practice.

Program Requirements

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure to practice pharmacy in South Carolina
  • Participation in the ASHP Residency Matching Program
  • Pharmacy school transcripts
  • Three professional references using the Standardized Reference Template in the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of intent describing professional goals and reasons for pursuing post graduate training
  • Completed application via PhORCAS

Considerations for Selection

  • Scholastic achievement
  • Performance in clinical clerkships
  • Communication skills
  • Community or public service
  • Onsite interview

Resident Expectations

  • Provide pharmaceutical care to patients in different settings
  • Fulfill all assignments and duties as assigned by the primary preceptor
  • Learn independently, and accept constructive feedback from mentors
  • Complete a meaningful research project
  • Maintain professional ethics
  • Participate in educational activities for pharmacy, nursing, medical, and other staff as assigned
  • Provide pharmacy operations staffing coverage as assigned
Self Regional Healthcare PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program began its inaugural class in the summer of 2020, and is seeking ASHP accreditation.  Applications for the 2021/2022 year will be through PhORCAS(Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service).
  • Stipend $45000 annually
  • Program sponsored accommodations to attend ASHP Midyear meeting and the South Eastern Residency Conference
  • Paid Time Off – 15 working days per year. To be used for the purposes of vacation and sick leave. 6 Holidays
  • BLS, ACLS provided.
  • Initial lab coat provided
  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance: as per current SRH benefits.
  • Life Insurance: free to residents up to the level of base salary; may be increased at minimal cost and purchased for spouse at minimal cost.
  • Long Term Disability Insurance provided: 40% of salary at no cost. Can purchase additional 20%
  • 403b and 457b retirement plan: Hospital matches up to 3% of Resident’s contributions in the 403b plan
  • Pre-tax HSA and FSA and Pre-tax Dependent Care Spending accounts available.
  • YMCA and other work out facilities available at reduced rates through payroll deduction
  • Family Medicine
  • Adult Critical Care
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Transitions of Care
  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Surgical Care
  • Preceptorship

Family Medicine

Family Medicine is a one month required rotation for pharmacy residents. This rotation provides a foundation in pharmaceutical care to the patients admitted to the hospital under the Family Medicine team. There are two Family Medicine teams, each consisting of first, second, and third year medical residents, along with an attending physician, and a clinical pharmacist. Pharmacy residents will become fully integrated into one of the Family Medicine teams and round on a daily basis focusing on medication management in patients with a variety of disease states. Recommendations for modifications to drug regimens, pharmacokinetic monitoring, drug information requests, resolution of drug problems, and patient counseling will all be required components of the rotation.

Critical Care

Pharmacy residents will provide pharmaceutical care to complex, critically ill adults in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Cardiac Intensive Unit (CICU). The ICU is a 20 bed unit and the Cardiac ICU is a 10 bed unit. If open, the resident will also be responsible for the patients in the CVICU which is the overflow intensive care unit. There will be exposure to a variety of disease states covered via patient experiences, assigned reading material, discussions of disease states and case presentations. Residents will have the opportunity to provide education and drug information to the critical care team including physicians, medical residents, nurses, respiratory therapists, etc. Residents will be expected to monitor and provide evidence based guidance for the treatment of medical and cardiac ICU patients

Transitions of Care

The PGY-1 Transitions of Care rotation at Self Regional Healthcare is a required four-week rotation that introduces residents to the management of patients moving within the healthcare system. This evolving role highlights the pharmacist’s impact in improving outcomes, reducing readmissions, and improving patient quality of life. The role of the transitional care pharmacist includes participation in multidisciplinary rounds, bed-side patient rounds, medication reconciliation, comprehensive medication review, medication therapy management, patient education, discharge reconciliation, discharge education and patient medication assistance. During the learning experience, residents will further develop their pharmacotherapeutic and intrapersonal communication skills, broaden their knowledge bases within areas of transitional care, and become more confident practitioners on the multidisciplinary team.

Pharmacy Administration

The PGY1 Pharmacy Administration learning experience at Self Regional Healthcare is a required 1-month rotation that will further the Resident’s ability to independently manage the administrative aspects of an acute care inpatient pharmacy department. The pharmacist in this practice setting oversees both clinical and personal considerations of pharmaceutical practice within the department on a daily basis. He or she is responsible for balancing budget goals, personnel decisions, daily operations, formulary decisions, interdisciplinary practice, and regulatory compliance. This experience will allow the resident to continue to develop and refine his or her clinical skills, knowledge base, and communication with various healthcare providers.

Emergency Medicine

The Emergency Medicine rotation is a required four-week acute care clinical rotation for pharmacy residents. The resident will have an opportunity to provide pharmaceutical care to a wide range of patients in Self Regional’s Emergency Care Center (ECC) which includes an Urgent Care, Behavior Health Unit, and Emergency Department. Pharmacy residents will be actively involved in all critical care situations, including all medical and trauma resuscitation, by providing assistance with medication selection, preparation, and dosing. In addition, pharmacy residents will serve as a drug information resource for the interdisciplinary healthcare team.

Antimicrobial Stewardship

Antimicrobial stewardship is a one month required learning experience. The resident is responsible for performing daily stewardship activities with a focus on providing optimal antimicrobial therapy for all patient populations. The resident will become familiar with commonly encountered infectious disease states, review major guidelines and participate in the education of the medical and pharmacy staff as appropriate. By the end of the rotation, the pharmacy resident will have the foundational skills necessary to provide antimicrobial therapy recommendations that can be applied to any future practice area.

Surgical Care

The Surgical Care practice experience is a 4 week required rotation at Self Regional Healthcare (SRH), a 420-bed nonprofit, community hospital with 12 operating rooms, 1 cystoscopy suite, two 35-bed ambulatory surgical care units, and a 12-bed PACU. The goals of this rotation are to introduce pharmacy residents to the daily management of various types of surgical patients amid different surgical settings and to allow the resident to become an independent practitioner among multi-disciplinary teams.

Preceptorship

The Preceptorship rotation is a one-month experience that will focus on the development of the resident as a primary preceptor for an APPE pharmacy student. The chosen specialty will be a repeat of a rotation the resident has completed with satisfactory progress, with an emphasis on precepting. The learning experience will concentrate on the development of the resident through the four preceptor roles: instructing, modeling, coaching, and facilitating. Residents will continue to develop clinical skills and be responsible for evaluating evidence-based patient-specific medication plans in addition to their precepting responsibilities.

  • Hospitalist Service
  • Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care/ Cardiology
  • Ambulatory Care Clinic
  • Repeat of a previous rotation with a different focus
  • Teaching and Learning Certificate

Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care/Cardiology

This elective experience will provide residents the opportunity to gain experience in managing various cardiovascular disease states and conditions. Experience examples may include providing pharmaceutical care to patients on the telemetry medical floors including management of arrhythmias, heart failure, ischemic cardiac disease, thromboembolic disorders, and other cardiovascular-related issues. Pharmacy residents may also provide pharmaceutical care to patients in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit including post-surgical management, post-interventional care, and management of acute, critical conditions. The rotation may include one or both of the previous areas mentioned, depending upon the pharmacy resident’s area of interest.

Teaching Certificate

This rotation serves to provide a quality teaching and learning experience for post-graduate year one residents that incorporates individualized academic mentorship, in addition to classroom, laboratory, clinical, and preceptor teaching opportunities to equip them with the skills necessary to become effective preceptors or advance to a career in academia.

  • Research projects
  • Pharmacy Staffing
  • Medication Use Evaluations
  • Continuing Education Presentation
  • Drug Information
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • On-call program for code response
Cliff Collie

Cliff Collie
Director of Pharmacy and Radiology

Jennifer Elrod, PharmD

Jennifer Elrod, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Manager/ Residency Program Director
Specialty: Pharmacy Administration

Melanie Tompkins, RPH

Melanie Tompkins, RPH
Pharmacy Operations Manager

Jennifer Elrod PharmD

Jennifer Elrod, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Manager/ Residency Program Director
Specialty: Pharmacy Administration

Lindsey Arthur PharmD

Lindsey Arthur, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist
Specialty: Family Medicine


Stephanie Smith, PharmD, BCCCP

Stephanie Smith, PharmD, BCCCP
Clinical Pharmacist, Residency Program Coordinator
Specialty: Intensive Care Medicine and Pulmonary Critical Care Services


Lisa Gibbs, PharmD Clinical Pharmacist Specialty: Family Medicine

Lisa Gibbs, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist, Residency Program Coordinator
Specialty: Family Medicine


Lauren Whitfield PharmD

Lauren Whitfield, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist
Specialty: Surgical Care


Julie Leonard PharmD BCPS

Julie Leonard, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist
Specialty: Transitions of Care


Kady Stoyanov, PharmD, BCIDP

Kady Stoyanov, PharmD, BCIDP
Clinical Pharmacist
Specialty: Antimicrobial Stewardship


Abigayle Campbell PharmD

Abigayle Campbell, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist
Specialty: Psychiatry and Hospital Medicine Services

Ashley Costello PharmD

Ashley Costello, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist
Specialty: Emergency Medicine and Cardiology Services

Missouri Jenkins PharmD

Missouri Jenkins, PharmD
Education: PharmD, Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy, 2020

Haley Hubbard PharmD

Haley Hubbard, PharmD
Education: PharmD, Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy, 2020


Elizabeth Clegg PharmD

Elizabeth Clegg, PharmD
Education: PharmD, Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy, 2020


Anju Balani PharmD

Anju Balani, PharmD
Education: PharmD, Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy, 2020


Leanne Lagroon PharmD

Leanne Lagroon, PharmD
Education: PharmD, Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy, 2020

Courtney King PharmD

Courtney King, PharmD
Education: PharmD, Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy, 2019

This is the first year for the Postgraduate Year One Pharmacy Residency (PGY-1) at Self Regional Healthcare.

Self Regional Healthcare is well respected in the region and the state as an organization committed to continually advancing care for the communities we serve. The Lakelands region provides ideal living conditions: great climate, affordable cost of living, not to mention close proximity to lakes, big city shopping and entertainment, annual festivals, historic towns and some of the greenest golf courses imaginable.

Nestled within the rolling hills of South Carolina’s Upstate region, Greenwood enjoys small town appeal without being small. The revitalized city center provides fine dining, fine arts, cultural and historical experiences, theatre, an Uptown Farmer’s Market, library and high fashion shopping all within a two-mile stretch.

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Facilities

Self Regional Medical Center

Self Regional Medical Center Patient TowerSelf Regional Medical Center is a 420-bed not-for-profit community facility designated as a 403(b) organization. A diverse population of 200,000 makes up its referral base across the seven-county area. the hospital campus is directly across the street from the Montgomery Center.

The major surgical and medical specialties are well represented, with many of the 180 physicians on staff directly involved in resident training.

The hospital features a Level II trauma center in the Emergency Care Center; Intensive and Cardiac Care Units, a family-oriented Birthing Center; Level III Neonatal Intensive Care; a Behavioral Health Unit; and a MUSC-affiliated Cancer Center.

Contact us

Jennifer Elrod, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Manager, PGY1 Residency Program Director
Self Regional Healthcare 1325 Spring Street Greenwood, SC 29646

Email: jelrod@selfregional.org
Office Phone: 864-725-5774
Fax: 864-725-4102