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.
- 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
- 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
PTO sectionSalaries and Benefits
- 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 holidays, vacation, and sick leave.
- 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.
- Adult Critical Care
- Internal Medicine – Adult Medicine Teaching Service
- Ambulatory Care Clinic
- Antimicrobial Stewardship
Internal Medicine – Adult Medicine Teaching Service
Internal Medicine – Adult Medicine Teaching Service 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 Internal Medicine team. There are two Internal 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 Internal 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.
Adult 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
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.
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.
- Emergency Medicine
- Internal Medicine – Hospitalist Service
- Pharmacy Administration
- Surgical Care
- Transitions of Care
- Repeat of a previous rotation with a different focus
Cardiology is a four-week elective experience that 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 with acute coronary syndromes, congestive heart failure, valvular heart disease, and arrhythmias. The pharmacy resident will assist with transitional care via admission/discharge medication reconciliation, optimization of guideline-directed medical therapy, disease state counseling, and patient-centered therapeutic plans based on individualized socioeconomic factors.
The Emergency Medicine rotation is an elective 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). This includes a blend of ambulatory care at the Urgent Care unit, psychiatry with the acute care patients in the Behavior Health Unit, and critical care within the Emergency Department. Activities included (but not limited to) order review, drug therapy monitoring, participating in medical/trauma resuscitation, medication preparation and dispensing, providing drug information, and obtaining medication histories. The major goal of this rotation is to expose the resident to the essential role of the pharmacist in the Emergency Department and provide a clinical pharmacy practice environment for the resident to apply the clinical communication, and teaching skills necessary to interact in a multidisciplinary emergency medicine environment.
Internal Medicine – Hospitalist Service
The internal medicine hospitalist service is a one-month elective rotation for pharmacy residents. This rotation provides a foundation in pharmaceutical care to the patients admitted to the hospital under the hospitalist service. Hospitalist providers round on approximately 10-20 patients daily and rotate on/off on a weekly basis (Tuesday – Monday). Pharmacy residents will be responsible for patient care activities for multiple hospitalist providers and facilitate individual physician interactions to provide recommendations. 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.
The PGY1 Adult Oncology learning experience at The Cancer Center at Self Regional Healthcare is an elective 1-month rotation that will provide the Resident an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills related to providing care to patients with cancer. The Cancer Center at Self Regional Healthcare houses medical oncology, radiation oncology, an outpatient infusion center including pharmacy, tumor registry as well as ancillary support services. The outpatient infusion center has 32 chairs and beds in which an average of 45-55 patients receive treatment Monday-Friday. The outpatient infusion pharmacy is responsible for ensuring the safe and effective delivery of IV chemotherapy as well the management of oral chemotherapy. The resident, under the supervision of the preceptor, will participate in review and confirmation of chemotherapy regimens, modify drug therapy to meet treatment goals, monitor inpatients with cancer-related diagnoses or heme/onc consults, conduct oral chemotherapy patient educations and follow-up calls, and prepare nursing and/or pharmacy education programs. 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.
The PGY1 Pharmacy Administration learning experience at Self Regional Healthcare is an elective 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.
The psychiatry rotation is an elective four-week acute care clinical rotation for pharmacy residents. The resident will have an opportunity to provide pharmaceutical care to a wide range of psychiatric patients in Self Regional’s Behavioral Health Unit (BHU). This includes a blend of acute patients within the Emergency Care Center (ECC) to hospitalized patients within the BHU. Activities include (but not limited to) order review, drug therapy monitoring, participating in medication reconciliations and discharges, medication preparation and dispensing, providing drug information, and rounding with physicians. The major goal of this rotation is to expose the resident to the essential role of the pharmacist in the BHU and provide a clinical pharmacy practice environment for the resident to apply the clinical communication, and teaching skills necessary to interact in a multidisciplinary psychiatry environment.
The Surgical Care Rotation is a one-month elective rotation for post graduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy residents at Self Regional Healthcare (SRH). SRH is a 358-bed not for profit, community hospital located in Greenwood, South Carolina. SRH has 12 operating rooms, 1 cystoscopy suite, two 35-bed ambulatory surgical care units, and a 12-bed PACU. The OR satellite pharmacy provides services and support 8 hours per day Monday –Friday and is staffed by a pharmacist and a pharmacy technician. A decentralized clinical pharmacist is available ten hours a day Monday -Thursday to meet the needs of the ambulatory surgical care units. The goals of the rotation are to introduce pharmacy residents to the perioperative needs of surgical care patients, including pre-operative risk stratification and medication management, intraoperative protocols and medication use, and post-operative medication management and post-surgical care. The daily management of various types of surgical patients amid different surgical settings will allow the resident to become an independent practitioner among multi-disciplinary teams. Many of the surgical groups practicing at SRH often consult a hospitalist-based rounding co-management team to meet the needs of surgical patients who may have multiple co-morbid disease states. Pharmacy residents have the opportunity to be integrated into this hospitalist rounding team based on specific resident goals. Pharmacy residents are responsible for guaranteeing safe and efficient therapeutic management for all surgical patients. Other required components of the rotation include pharmacokinetic monitoring, drug information requests, resolution of medication related problems, medication reconciliations and patient counseling.
Transitions of Care
The PGY1 Transitions of Care rotation at Self Regional Healthcare will be an independent, resident-led one-month rotation to evaluate a transitions of care process of the resident’s choice. A common approach to this rotation includes research regarding the resident’s chosen topic, formulating a plan for gathering information and providing interventions, and analyzing common issues/barriers and proposing ways to overcome those barriers. The resident will work with other multidisciplinary team members to strive to improve patient care by improving their quality of life, enhancing their education of their disease states and medications, and reducing readmissions.
- Research projects
- Pharmacy Staffing
- Medication Use Evaluations
- Continuing Education Presentation
- Drug Information
- Pharmacy Informatics
- On-call program for code response
- Teaching Certificate
This longitudinal experience 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.
Nancy Goodbar, PharmD
Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist, SRH Medication Management Clinic
Brooke DeHaven, PharmD
Education: PharmD, Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy
About me: I am from the small town of Honea Path, but I currently live in Anderson, SC with my husband, Raymond, and our sweet puppy, Milo. I attended Presbyterian College for my undergraduate studies and prerequisites and Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy for my doctorate of pharmacy. Outside of pharmacy, I enjoy spending time with my family, baking, being crafty, and spending time with my church family. Throughout my academic and rotation experiences in school, I became interested in the oncology and emergency medicine pharmacy practices. I chose Self Regional Healthcare because of the experiences that I knew I would have here, but more importantly for the learning environment that I felt as a student here and while interviewing. I felt that all the preceptors and pharmacists genuinely want us to succeed and help us develop into the best pharmacists we could be.
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Tamia Jones, PharmD
Education: PharmD, University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy
About me: My professional interests include internal medicine and ambulatory care. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, weightlifting, and binge-watching some of my favorite 80s/90s sitcoms. (even some from the 70s!) My strong interest in the Self Regional pharmacy residency program was based on the diverse training opportunities offered which align with my career goals and interests. In addition to clinical opportunities, Self offers the development of presentation skills through the teaching/learning certificate to produce well-rounded pharmacy clinicians. When it came to my interview day, though virtual, I felt very welcomed and comfortable to the point where I did not even feel like I had been through an interview process.
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Holly Mize, PharmD, MPH
Education: PharmD, Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy
About me: I was born and raised in the metro Atlanta area. Prior to attending pharmacy school, my first career was as a Registered Veterinary Technician in emergency and specialty veterinary medicine. I then attended the University of North Georgia and Samford University, in Birmingham, AL, where I received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Studies and a Master of Public Health. I also earned my Doctor of Pharmacy from Samford University – McWhorter School of Pharmacy. My professional interests include psychiatry and oncology. I am excited to complete postgraduate training at Self Regional because the program offers many opportunities to work with students to develop teaching and precepting skills. During my spare time, I enjoy taking my dog, Joey, for boats rides on the lake, traveling, and scuba diving.
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Tori Owens, PharmD
Education: PharmD, Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy
About me: I grew up in Spartanburg, South Carolina and earned my Doctor of Pharmacy at Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy in Clinton, South Carolina. Professionally, I am most interested in Psychiatry, Geriatrics, and Internal Medicine. I chose Self Regional Healthcare because of the hospitality shown by everyone here and how the program aligns with my professional interests and both personal and professional goals. Following PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, I plan to complete a PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency, achieve board certification, and precept students and residents. I also plan to maintain pharmacy organization involvement and continue research. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our dog Roxi, cooking, traveling, and binge-watching Netflix.
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Boone Seagle, PharmD
Education: PharmD, Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy
About me: I am originally from Charleston, where I also had the pleasure of attending pharmacy school, at MUSC. I’ve enjoyed finding ways to bring my hobbies in Charleston to Greenwood, including discovering the annual BBQ & Blues festival, hiking and swimming at Lake Greenwood County Park, and social-distance-friendly activities like drive-in movies at Drive 25. Throughout rotations as a student, I gravitated toward the patient interaction of ambulatory care, but I have had a persistent interest in internal and emergency medicine, as well. I was drawn to the residency program at Self Regional Healthcare, where the role of pharmacy is expanding in a rural setting. This program has been very accommodating in order to optimize rotation and research opportunities to fit the career goals of the residents. I have felt very welcomed by all the SRH family at my new home in the Emerald City.
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Jessica Yarbrough, PharmD
Education: PharmD, Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy
About me: I am originally from Fountain Inn, South Carolina. I received my doctorate in pharmacy at Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy after earning a bachelor degree in chemistry at the University of South Carolina. I chose to pursue a PGY1 residency at Self Regional Healthcare because of the instant connection with preceptors, team members, and the community that I felt during my time volunteering at vaccine clinics. I was even more drawn to our program during my interview when I was able to learn more about the rotations offered and opportunities to gain experience in emergency medicine and critical care. I am excited to become part of the Self team, gain experience as a clinician, and positively impact the lives of patients and their families. During my free time, I enjoy spending time with family. Some of my favorite activities include camping, trail riding, boating, and wine tasting.
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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.
Self Regional Medical Center
Self Regional Medical Center is a 358-bed not-for-profit community facility designated as a 503(c) organization. A diverse population of 200,000 makes up its referral base across the seven-county area.
The major surgical and medical specialties are well represented, with more than 150 physicians on staff, and many directly involved in resident training.
The hospital features a Level III 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.
Jennifer Elrod, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Manager, PGY1 Residency Program Director
Self Regional Healthcare 1325 Spring Street Greenwood, SC 29646
Office Phone: 864-725-5774