The Pharmacy Residency Program at WellStar Atlanta Medical Center (AMC) is a well-established, well-regarded program that is fully integrated with WellStar AMC residencies in Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery and Family Medicine. The ASHP-accredited program is a comprehensive, 12-month residency that features a multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach to patient-centered care.
The result is exceptional training that allows for the best utilization of institutional resources, better patient care, greater efficiency and increased cost-effectiveness. Pharmacy residents are trained in drug therapy management, which prepares them to serve as a resource to physicians in drug therapy management protocols. In keeping with industry best practices, WellStar Atlanta Medical Center Pharmacy residents counsel patients prior to discharge to ensure appropriate medication protocols and avoid readmission.
The curriculum consists of a 1-month orientation and 11 months of rotations that allow for a broad range of clinical experiences. Each resident spends 1 or more months in each of the following:
WellStar AMC pharmacy residents are involved in departmental activities designed to complement their clinical exposure while broadening their skills. Continuing education programs are offered periodically. The department also participates in various outcome studies on drug usage evaluations.
Residents are required to complete a research project with a poster to be presented at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in December. As well, residents are required to present their research projects at the Southeastern Residency Conference in Athens, Georgia. Residents are included in the pharmacokinetics and metabolic support on-call rotations. Residents are expected to be on rotation Monday through Friday, and to staff 1 weekend per month, 1 day per week and some holidays.
Unlike some residency programs that are housed strictly within the pharmacy department, ours is fully integrated into the WellStar AMC Graduate Medical Education program. Pharmacy Residents collaborate closely with other specialties to deliver the best in patient-centered care to a diverse and challenging patient population. Bonding with residents in other fields adds meaning to the residency experience. It also promotes a respect for the role of pharmacy in inpatient care.
Residents benefit from a diverse and innovative faculty that includes clinical pharmacists and clinical specialists/professors and physicians from Mercer University College of Pharmacy, one of our partnering institutions. This innovative approach to preceptorship expands the breadth of residents’ exposure to diverse specialties.
Residents praise the program for valuable opportunities including the chance to learn in a teaching hospital with other doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals. They appreciate the open-door approach and the close relationships with those who manage and teach in the program. Another WellStar AMC advantage is the opportunity for residents to earn a teaching certificate developed by the Mercer University College of Pharmacy. The certificate prepares residents to one day precept students, regardless of where and how they practice.
Available to full time employees at no cost, these benefits include: Basic Employee Life Insurance, Basic Personal Accident Insurance and Long Term Disability coverage.
Medical/ Dental/ Vision Plan
Choose from comprehensive options in all three areas. You have 31 days beginning on your date of hire/rehire to enroll. Your coverage will begin on the first day of the month following 30 days of continuous full-time or eligible part-time employment.
Full time employees may purchase Short-term and Critical Illness coverage. You have 31 days beginning on your date of hire/rehire to enroll. Your coverage will begin on the first day of the month following 30 days of continuous full-time or eligible part-time employment.
Life/Disability/ Voluntary Benefits Plans
Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance are available to you, your spouse, and children. You have 31 days beginning on your date of hire/rehire to enroll. Your coverage will begin on the first day of the month following 30 days of continuous full-time or eligible part-time employment.
Set aside pre-tax dollars for out-of-pocket medical and dependent care expenses. You have 31 days beginning on your date of hire/rehire to enroll. Your coverage will begin on the first day of the month following 30 days of continuous full-time or eligible part-time employment.
403(b) Retirement Plan
All team members are immediately eligible to participate in the 403(b) plan. There is no waiting period to begin your contributions. Participating employees will receive a company match on their contributions of up to 4% of their base salaries.
Applications will only be accepted via Phorcas.
Please read all instructions prior to submitting an application.
Note that the WellStar AMC program does not offer preliminary intern or transitional positions.
All applicants must be enrolled in the ASHP matching program. Application materials are due in Phorcas by January 1. The application will not be considered complete until all required information is received. If you are invited for a required in-person interview, these will take place in February.
Please submit the following via Phorcas:
We welcome your interest in WellStar Atlanta Medical Center’s Residency Program in Pharmacy!
Questions? Contact Program Coordinator Tamara Wright