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Drug Information Practice

For a complete description of the PGY1 Drug Information program (eg, outcomes, learning experiences, preceptors, selection of candidates), please click HERE.

Jason C. Cooper, PharmD
 
       Clinical Specialist, MUSC Drug Information Center
Residency Program Director
 

Introduction

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Medical Center is a 700-bed tertiary care academic medical center providing care for patients of Charleston and throughout the state of South Carolina. In addition to general medical and surgical services, MUSC offers a variety of specialty services including cardiothoracic, transplant and neurosurgery, level I trauma center, digestive disease, psychiatry and level III neonatal intensive care. The medical center is comprised of four hospitals, Ashley River Tower, Children’s Hospital, Institute of Psychiatry, and University Hospital. Outpatient facilities include the Hollings Cancer, Ashley River Tower Clinics, Rutledge Tower Clinics, Family Medicine Center and affiliated faculty practice ambulatory care centers. MUSC Medical Center also maintains a direct relationship with the MUSC University including colleges of medicine, dentistry, nursing, allied health, and pharmacy.

The Department of Pharmacy Services provides service to patients on a 24-hour basis through multiple inpatient and ambulatory pharmacies to fulfill the department’s mission, vision, and goals of providing optimal pharmaceutical care to all patients.  

Purpose

Residents in Post Graduate Year One (PGY1) residency programs are provided the opportunity to accelerate their growth beyond entry-level professional competence in patient-centered care and in pharmacy operational services, and to further the development of leadership skills that can be applied in any position and in any practice setting. PGY1 residents acquire substantial knowledge required for skillful problem solving, strengthening their professional values and attitudes, and advancing the growth of their clinical judgment. The instructional emphasis is on the progressive development of clinical judgment, a process begun in the advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPE or clerkships) of the professional school years but requiring further extensive practice, self-reflection, and shaping of decision-making skills fostered by feedback on performance. Specifically, residents will be held responsible and accountable for acquiring the following outcome competencies: managing and improving the medication-use process; providing evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management with interdisciplinary teams; exercising leadership and practice management; demonstrating project management skills; providing medication and practice-related education/training; and utilizing medical informatics.

The MUSC PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is committed to graduating competent general clinicians. Residents who graduate from our program are prepared to start a career as general clinical practitioner, or continue on to a Post Graduate Year Two (PGY2) residency or fellowship program.

 

 


On-site Interviews Will Be Required

Starting in 2012 the MUSC Pharmacy Program will be using the PhORCAS Application System through ASHP.  Please submit all application materials through the applicant portal on ASHP's website.  The deadline for receipt of a complete application packet is December 31st.  Applicants can begin submitting materials through PhORCAS on November 19.  Complete applications include the following:

  • Letter of intent (uploaded with application)
  • Curriculum vitae (uploaded with application)
  • Three letters of reference completed by health professionals who can attest to the applicant’s practice abilities and aptitudes (uploaded directly from the authors beginning on November 19)
  • At least one letter must be from an immediate supervisor (if applicable - for PGY1 only)
  • At least one letter must be from a clinical preceptor
  • Official transcripts of all professional pharmacy education
  • Class rank (in a sealed envelope from Dean's Office)
  • List of Rotations completed.

The application, letter of intent and curriculum vitae should be submitted via the PhORCAS applicant portal.  Letters of reference should also be submitted via PhORCAS Reference Portal using the ASHP Reference Template no later than December 31 directly from the authors.  For further information, please see application information.

For further information contact:
 

Residency Program Director
Jason C. Cooper, PharmD
Clinical Specialist, MUSC Drug Information Center
Phone: (843) 792-2238
Fax: (843) 792-5532
Email:
cooperjc@musc.edu

August 5, 2014
 
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