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PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Augusta

Program Description

This 12-month ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is jointly offered by Augusta University Medical Center (AUMC) and the University of Georgia (UGA), College of Pharmacy. This post-graduate experience provides comprehensive training in acute care, ambulatory care, long-term care, drug information, drug-use policy development, practice management, teaching and research. The flexibility of the program allows residents to individualize a program to meet their specific needs and interests. Residents also participate in patient-care area pharmacy coverage on the weekends (rotating schedule) and are responsible for completing a research project suitable for publication in a professional journal.

Mission of the Residency Program

Each PGY1 graduate will:

  • Be a competent, confident and compassionate pharmacy practitioner who is an active member of the health care team
  • Prevent, identify and resolve medication related problems and assure safe, effective and appropriate drug therapy for patients across the continuum of care
  • Demonstrate commitment to the pharmacy profession and serve as a role model
  • Educate patients, students and other health care professionals
  • Contribute to the advancement of the practice of pharmacy in their practice setting
  • Develop an attitude of self evaluation and improvement
  • Demonstrate marketable job skills in the changing health care environment

Residency Program Structure

Download the Residency Program Structure (PDF) at the link below:

Pharmacy Residency Brochure

Application Process and Materials

Applications will be accepted using PhORCAS (https://portal.phorcas.org/) until January 1st. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications early to facilitate scheduling of the on-site interview.

For more information see the Augusta University residency web page for this residency.

Current Residents

Michelle Borg, Pharm.D.
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Morgan Gwynn, Pharm.D.
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Paige Watkins, Pharm.D.
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Pam Ku, Pharm.D. 
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Olatokunbo Onabanjo, Pharm.D.
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Residency Preceptors

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Contact the Residency Director

Marjorie Shaw Phillips, MS, RPh, FASHP
Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program 
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