PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Albany

Community/Teaching Hospital

Program Goals
The primary goals of Phoebe’s residency program are to train pharmaceutical care generalists and develop future leaders in the practice of pharmacy. Phoebe offers a broad based, in-depth experience designed to develop competent and caring pharmacy practitioners.

Program Structure
Core experiences of the program consist of the following:

  • Orientation
  • Adult Critical Care
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Neonatal Intensive Care/Pediatrics
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine I and II
  • Informatics and Technology 
  • Ambulatory Care (one of three choices)
    • Home Infusion
    • Outpatient Anticoagulation Clinic
    • Outpatient Oncology

Elective rotations are available in Psychiatry, Geriatrics, or further experiences in any of the core rotations. Other electives may also be arranged at the University of Georgia residency sites around the state.

Other Experiences and Projects

  • Longitudinal Experiences:
    • Nutrition Support Services
    • Pharmacokinetics Drug Monitoring
    • Anticoagulation Dosing Services
    • Pharmacy Administration
  • Off-Site Experiences
    • Drug Information
    • Ambulatory Care Clinic
  • Staff Development and Teaching
    • Teaching Certificate Program (UGA)
    • Graduate Certiciate in Clinical Pharmacy (UGA)
    • Community Service

12 months, beginning July 1

Degree Requirement
Pharm.D., M.S., or equivalent experience
Eligible for Georgia licensure

Estimated Stipend

Fringe Benefits
Competitive Stipend
Paid hours off (PHO)
Health and major medical insurance (through PPMH Benefits)
Membership dues paid for GSHP
Reimbursements for approved educational/professional travel expenses
Health Works Membership

For additional information, please contact:
Rod Gilmore, R.Ph.
Pharmacy Clinical Services Manager, Pharmacy
Clinical Assistant Professor, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
417 Third Avenue / PO Box 3770
Albany, GA 31706-3770
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Phone: 229-312-0120
Fax: 229-312-0111

For more information about the Albany area, visit the offical website: The City of Albany, GA

Pharmacy Residency Brochure

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Application Process and Materials

Applicants must have a Pharm.D. or M.S. degree or equivalent experience and must be eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the State of Georgia.

Applications will be accepted on PHORCAS (https://portal.phorcas.org/) until January 20th.  Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications early to facilitate scheduling of the on-site interview. 

All application materials listed below are required to complete the PhORCAS application process:

  • Completed application form: Pharmacy Practice Application
  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcripts from all Colleges of Pharmacy attended
  • Copy of valid pharmacy intern license or pharmacist license
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from clinical practitioners who can evaluate your skills.  Letters must be uploaded on PhORCAS by each individual reference


Current Residents

Kaylee Bruner, Pharm.D.
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Emily Gardner, Pharm.D.
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Residency Preceptors

Kathryn (Katie) Belcher Brown, Pharm.D.
Position: NICU/Peds Pharmacist
Education/Training: University of Georgia College of Pharmacy (2007) Healthcare tenure: Worked at PPMH since 2007 Practice interests: NICU/Pediatrics
Other responsibilities: PGY 1 Residency Preceptor
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Rotation(s) offered: APPE Neonatal Intensive Care

Randall (Randy) G. Carver R.Ph.
Position: Pharmacy Informatics & Technology Manager
Education/Training: BS Pharmacy UGA
Healthcare tenure: 35 yrs as RPh, worked Retail 1980-1991, 1999-2000, Hospital 1991-present
Practice interests: Informatics, Med Safety, Systems Integration
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Rotation(s) offered: Informatics/Automation Technology

Daniel B. Chastain, Pharm.D.
Position: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases
Education/Training: Pharm.D. (South University 2012); PGY-1 (Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare 2013); PGY-2 Infectious Diseases (University of Mississippi Medical Center 2014)
Healthcare tenure: PPMH since 2014
Practice interests: HIV/AIDS, antimicrobial resistance, antimicrobial stewardship
Other responsibilities: Antimicrobial Stewardship Subcommittee, Infection Prevention
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Rotation(s) offered: Infectious Diseases APPE, Infectious Diseases I PGY-1, Infectious Diseases II PGY-1

Rod Gilmore, B.S.Pharm, R.Ph.
Position: Pharmacy Clinical Services Manager, PGY1 Residency Program Director
Education/Training: University of Georgia
Healthcare tenure: 34 years in hospital pharmacy practice – 20 years St. Mary’s Hospital Athens, GA, 14 years Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Albany, GA
Practice interests: Pharmacokinetics, Nutrition Support, Critical Care (Neonatal and Adult)
Other responsibilities: Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor UGA College of Pharmacy
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Rotation(s) offered: Internal Medicine I (focus on pharmacokinetics and nutrition support)

Anthony Hawkins, Pharm.D.
Position: Assistant Professor - UGA College of Pharmacy; Clinical Specialist - Intensive Care
Education/Training: Pharm.D. - UGA in 2012; PGY-1 – Emory 2013; PGY-2Critical Care – Emory 2014
Healthcare tenure: PPMH and UGA since August 2014
Practice Interests: Advanced hemodynamics, pulmonary mechanics, fluid resuscitation, hepatic failure
Other Responsibilities:residency coordinator, Residency Advisory Committee, committees for ACCP and SCCM, committees for UGA COP, PPMH critical care committee
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Rotation(s) Offered: Critical Care APPE, Critical Care I-PGY1, Critical Care II/Preceptor Development-PGY1, Critical Care Pharmacotherapy – M3 from GRU

Elizabeth Morgan Millsaps, Pharm.D.
Position: Pharmacy Manager
Education/Training: UGA College of Pharmacy 2003
Healthcare tenure:12 years-(Kennestone Hospital Staff Pharmacist, OptionCare of Southwest Georgia Clinical Pharmacist/Sales Executive, CEO/Owner MAK Medical Home Infusion, CarePoint Partners Staff Pharmacist/Pharmacy Manager)
Practice interests: Home Infusion
Other responsibilities: UGA preceptor
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Rotation(s) offered: Home Infusion

Stephanie Phan, Pharm.D., BCPP
Position: Clinical Assistant Faculty, Clinical Pharmacist - Psychiatry
Education/Training: Pharm.D. – University of Florida College of Pharmacy; PGY1: West Palm Beach VAMC; PGY2 Psychiatry: Medical University of South Carolina
Healthcare tenure: 4 years at PPMH
Practice interests: Psychotic disorders, antipsychotics
Other responsibilities: Associate department head for UGA COP SWGA campus, PGY-1 residency preceptor
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Rotation(s) offered: Acute adult inpatient psychiatry

Melody C. Sheffield, BS, R.Ph., Pharm.D., BCPS
Position: Campus Director for Pharmacy Practice Experiences in Southwest Georgia – UGA  College of Pharmacy; Pharmacist – Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
Education/Training:BS Pharmacy 1984 – UGA College of Pharmacy; Pharm.D. 2002 – UGA College of Pharmacy
Healthcare tenure:Licensed in 1984; Practiced in hospital, regulatory, LTC, infusion, academic settings; Practiced at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital from 1986-1993 and 1997-present; UGA faculty member since 2002
Practice interests: Geriatrics
Other responsibilities: Chair, Curriculum Committee – UGA College of Pharmacy; Member, Awards Committee – UGA College of Pharmacy; Member, Falls Committee – Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
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Rotation(s) offered: Geriatrics

Allison Sternenberg, Pharm.D.
Position: Clinical Pharmacist, Hematology/Oncology
Education/Training: Pharm.D., B.S. Pharm., University of Georgia College of Pharmacy
Healthcare tenure: PPMH 1998 to present
Practice interests: Hematology/Oncology, Sickle Cell Anemia, Stem Cell Transplant
Other responsibilities: Pharmacokinetics, Anticoagulation, Renal Dosing, Pain Management
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Rotation(s) offered: Hematology/Oncology


Contact the Residency Director

Rodolph A. Gilmore, III, R.Ph., BSPharm
Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program 
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