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Pharmacy Residency Program

The Beginning of Your Pharmaceutical Career

We are thrilled that you are interested in participating in our Thomasville Pharmacy Residency Program! Our ASHP-Accredited Pharmacy Residency Program provides in-depth clinical experience in a broad area of pharmacy practice, including internal medicine, nephrology, critical care, emergency medicine, infectious disease, and administration.

As a resident of this program, your curriculum will involve formal lectures, experiential learning, and a major project. Our residents also serve as preceptors for pharmacy clerkship students during some rotations. There is even an opportunity to participate in a medical clinic abroad! The goal of this residency is to develop clinical knowledge and leadership in pharmacy practice.

To learn more about our Pharmacy Residency Program , please call the Residency Director at 229.228.2773.

What to Expect from the Archbold Pharmacy Residency Program

This residency program builds upon Doctor of Pharmacy education to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions. Participants of this residency are eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY-2) pharmacy residency training and board certification upon graduation.

Each PGY-1 graduate will:

  • Be responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions
  • Become a competent, confident, and compassionate pharmacy practitioner, who is an active member of the healthcare team
  • Develop an attitude of self-evaluation and improvement
  • Prevent, identify, and resolve medication-related problems and assure safe, effective, and appropriate drug therapy for patients across the continuum of care

During this 12-month program, residents will also be involved in:

  • High-quality, patient-centered care
  • Medication-use policies
  • Leadership and practice management
  • Project management
  • Education of healthcare providers and trainees
  • Medication-related support during medical emergencies

Throughout the course of the program, projects and responsibilities will include the following and more:

  • Research Projects: Residents are required to design, develop, and complete an original research project. This includes a final manuscript of research results. Residents are expected to present their project at the Southeastern Residency Conference in April of their residency year.
  • Evaluations: Residents will work on a quality improvement project with a goal to improve the care delivered to patients at Archbold. They are also expected to complete rotational evaluations and global evaluations in a timely manner.
  • Continuing Education Presentations: Residents will prepare one 60-minute presentation for ACPE credit on approved topics, complete with PowerPoint slides and prepared handouts. Journal Club: Residents are expected to present current journal articles at scheduled times throughout the year.
  • Staffing: Residents gain experience in the pharmacy’s medication distribution system by staffing the main pharmacy during one or two 4-hour weekday evening shifts per week. Residents also staff every third weekend throughout the residency program.
  • Licensure: Residents are expected to obtain Georgia licensure by a specified time in their acceptance packet. The process to become licensed in the state of Georgia begins by requesting the appropriate information from the State Board of Pharmacy. Upon graduation from the program, residents will take the Georgia version of the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Exam (MPJE), as well as the Georgia Practical Exam. The Georgia State Board of Pharmacy can be contacted by phone at404.651.8000 or by visiting their website at

Learn More About Our Program

Required courses are completed over the course of 10 months, and include the following:

  • System Orientation
  • Internal Medicine I
  • Critical Care I
  • Emergency Medicine I
  • Infectious Disease
  • Administration
  • Research
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Oncology

Residents will also complete a selection of electives over the course of two months. They can choose between the following courses:

  • Emergency Medicine II
  • Critical Care II
  • Internal Medicine II/Cardiology
  • Administration II
  • Medical Missions
    • Trip to Kenya, Madagascar, or Guatemala for a 2-week experience to provide medical care for underprivileged and medically underserved families
  • Additional learning electives offered based on resident interest

Benefits and Opportunities

There are a variety of benefits to our Pharmacy Residency Program, such as the following:

  • $48,500 salary
  • Dental and health insurance
  • Accrued paid time off
  • Paid professional organization memberships

Additional opportunities include the following and more:

  • Antibiotic stewardship and kinetic dosing
  • Parental nutrition consults
  • Community health education opportunities
  • Educational presentations
  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee participation
  • Medical Grand Rounds
  • Preceptor development
  • Basic Life support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life support
  • Pharmacy Conferences
    • Midyear Clinical Meeting
    • Southeastern Residency Conference (SERC)
  • Round with multidisciplinary teams
Apply Today!

In order to apply for our Pharmacy Residency Program, all applicants must be enrolled in the ASHP matching program. All application materials are due in PhORCAS by the posted deadline on the ASHP webpage. The application will not be considered complete until all required information is received. Please submit the following via PhORCAS:

  • Complete PhORCAS application
  • Transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of interest addressed to our program director, stating why the applicant desires to complete a residency at Archbold
  • Letters of Recommendation (3) using PhORCAS standardized reference form
    • We request a minimum of one reference letter from a clinical preceptor who you have worked with in a clinical setting
    • All three references should use the standard PhORCAS template to submit their recommendations and should comment on a minimum of 7 listed candidate characteristics

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We are so excited at the prospect of you joining the Archbold family. For additional inquiries regarding program or application details, please give us a call at 229.228.2773.

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