Comprehensive Clinical Training

Charleston Area Medical Center’s PGY1 pharmacy residency is an ASHP accredited program. The focus of this program is to provide residents with an extensive range of pharmacy practice experiences tailored to meet individual needs and interests. This is accomplished through clinical and non-clinical rotations of five-six weeks in length. Pharmacists completing the PGY1 residency at CAMC will be competent, self-directed learners possessing leadership and professional skills with the confidence and ability to excel in diverse practice environments.

PGY1 Program Purpose Statement

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Required rotations (5-6 weeks)

  • Practice Management
  • Critical Care (choice of trauma, medical, neuro, surgical, pediatric, or cardio-pulmonary ICU)
  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases

Elective rotations (5-6 weeks)

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Family Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Cardio-pulmonary ICU
  • Surgical ICU
  • Medical ICU
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Renal Transplant

Longitudinal experiences

  • ASHP Teaching Certificate
  • Residency Research Project
  • Drug Information
  • Internal Medicine Noon Conference
  • Journal Club
  • Case Conferences
  • Formal ACPE CE Presentation
  • Inpatient Pharmacy Staffing (1 evening per week, 1 weekend per month)
  • Cardiac Rehab
  • Parenteral Nutrition
  • Health Right Clinic


  • Resident Compensation and Benefits At A Glance
  • Financial support to attend ASHP Midyear and Eastern States Residency Conference
  • Meal allowance
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 14 vacation days
  • 12 sick days
  • 7 Education days
  • 3 Professional days for interviews

CAMC Pharmacy Resident Manual

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