The PGY-2 Neurology Pharmacy Residency Program at Grady Health System (GHS) is a unique, 12-month training program established in 2017. The program is currently in candidate status for accreditation which will officially be determined in 2019 before graduating the program's second resident. This program is the second of its kind in the country and the first in a Comprehensive Stroke Center and Level I Trauma Center. The services offered at GHS allow the resident exposure to a diverse neurologic patient population ranging in acuity from outpatients in Neurology Specialty Clinics to neurocritical care patients in the intensive care unit.
Established in 1996 Grady Health System's Pharmacy Residency programs have a long-standing history for a commitment to excellence in patient care and residency training. All pharmacy residents participate in a 24-hour, in-house, on call program unique to only a few programs nationally. While on call, residents address drug information questions from physicians and nurses, respond to pharmacokinetic and anticoagulation consults, and respond to cardiac arrest and stroke alerts.
FACTS ABOUT GRADY:
689-bed tertiary care teaching hospital offering comprehensive care to the Atlanta area
Over 200 medical and specialty clinics
Heart failure program (Gage Award Recipient)
EPIC electronic medical record
Named "Most Wired"- Hospitals and Health Networks
Nationally verified Level I Trauma Center
Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center
Regional, verified Burn Center
Georgia Poison Center
Georgia Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center
Neurology Specialty Clinics:
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Emory University School of Medicine
Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Morehouse School of Medicine
Mercer University College of Pharmacy
University of Georgia College of Pharmacy
South University School of Pharmacy
Georgia State School of Nursing
PGY-2 NEUROLOGY PHARMACY PROGRAM DESIGN
The 12-month PGY2 Neurology pharmacy residency program is designed to develop and refine clinical, leadership, research, performance improvement, and teaching skills within the practice of neurology. Training focuses on a full range of neurologic disease states, disorders, and procedures, along with the literature supporting the medication management of neurologic conditions.
The program is intentionally designed with the appropriate amount of flexibility to meet the individual needs and career focus of the resident. Rotations are designed to ensure experience is gained with the highest acuity patients in each sub-specialty area. Clinical knowledge needed to obtain board certification within the practice specialty is provided. Graduates are able to conduct research independently in the neurology environment and should be confident educators in the multidisciplinary and pharmacy training environment.
A tentative schedule will be developed for the resident at the start of the residency that will incorporate each of the required rotations. Following an initial assessment of the resident’s skills and interests, the program and schedule will be adjusted and customized to meet the goals of the specific learner.
Required Core Learning Experiences (Blocks) Neurocritical Care 1 (8 weeks) General Neurology 12 (8 weeks) Neurology Clinics 1 (4 weeks) Neurology Consults including stroke response (2 weeks) Research/administration/neurology (4 weeks) Surgical Intensive Care – (focus on TBI) (4 weeks) Orientation (3 to 4 weeks)
Elective Learning Experiences (2-4 weeks each) Neurocritical Care 2 General Neurology 2 Neurology Consults 2 Neurology Clinics 2 Academia Emergency Medicine * (required for external candidates or internal who have never had ED rotation) Neurosurgery Geriatrics
Longitudinal Learning Experiences (required-12-months) Presentation and Didactic Teaching On-Call Inpatient staffing Professional Development Research Practice Management Neurology clinic (twice monthly)
The Neurology Pharmacy Residency Program at Grady Health System will NOT be participating in PPS this year. We welcome you to reach out to us by email to schedule a 10 - 15 min phone or skype interview instead.
Requirements to Apply:
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited college of pharmacy – verified by review of pharmacy school transcript(s). A degree from a college of pharmacy pending accreditation will also be accepted.
Successful completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 pharmacy residency program or a program in candidate status.
Professional and leadership qualifications for successful completion of a PGY-2 program
Eligibility for licensure in the state of Georgia
The GHS PGY-2 Neurology Pharmacy Residency program will participate in the PhORCAS online residency application process. The application deadline is January 5.
Thank you for your interest in our program!
Katleen Chester, PharmD, BCCCP, BCGP PGY-2 Neurology Residency Program Director Neurocritical Care Clinical Pharmacist Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org