The Pharmacy Residency Program at Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center is a well-established, well-regarded program that is fully integrated with the other residencies at the hospital.
Fully integrated, multi-disciplinary training

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.

Patient-centered Approach
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 and promotes a respect for the role of pharmacy in inpatient care.
Innovative Instruction
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.
High-value Opportunities
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 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.
The residency program consists of a one-month orientation and 11 months of rotations that allow for a broad range of clinical experiences. Each resident will spend one or more months in each of the following areas:
Wellstar offers an optional Teaching Certificate affiliated with Mercer University College of Pharmacy or Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Pharmacy. This experience is longitudinal.

In addition, the resident will be involved in various departmental and system projects designed to complement clinical activities, as well as broaden the resident’s skills. The resident program also requires completion of a research project with a poster to be presented at the ASHP Midyear Clinical meeting in December. In addition, residents are required to present their final research project at the Southeastern Residency Conference (SERC) in Athens, Georgia.

Residents are considered full-time employees and are expected to be on rotation Monday through Friday, including one weekend per month staffing responsibilities. Per ASHP requirements duty hours are limited to 80 hours per week, averaged over a four-week period.
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How to Apply

We welcome your interest in Wellstar’s Residency Program in Pharmacy! Applications will only be accepted via Phorcas.

Please read all instructions prior to submitting an application.

Note that the program does not offer preliminary intern or transitional positions.

Please submit the following via Phorcas:
  • Complete Phorcas application
  • Official transcipts
  • Curriculum Vitae—please be sure to include schools and universities attended, degrees conferred or anticipated, employment, history, honors and awards, rotation experiences, research or teaching experience, extracurricular activities and other pertinent information.
  • Letter of intent addressed to the residency program director that includes:
    • Reasons for pursuing residency training
    • Why you are interested in Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center
    • Short- and long-term goals
    • Previous teaching experience
    • Involvement in pharmacy-related research or quality improvement projects
    • Description of your clinically oriented rotations to date
  • 3 recommendations, at least 1 from a clerkship preceptor.

All applicants must possess a doctor of pharmacy degree and be licensed in the state of Georgia by August 31st of the residency year. Must be enrolled in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Matching Program (National Matching Service Code #146413).

All application materials are due on January 2, 2022

Questions? Contact Program Coordinator Ashley Thomas.