Residency Listing

Grady Memorial Hospital
80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, S. E.
Box 26041
Atlanta, GA 30303
Code: 34056
NMS Code: *131813,131821
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Michael Knauss, Pharm.D., BCPS
(404) 616-0420
Fax: (404) 616-8810
Director of Pharmacy: Rondell C Jaggers, Pharm.D.
(404) 616-3141
Fax: (404) 616-6070
Program Contact: Michael Knauss, Pharm.D., BCPS
(404) 616-0420
Fax: (404) 616-8810
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 mo. residency
Number of Positions: 5
Application Deadline: 2019-01-01
Starting Date: 2019-06-17
Estimated Stipend: 47500
Interview Required: Yes
Multisite: No
Residency Special Features:   *NMS Code 131813 - 12-month traditional PGY1 pharmacy residency; The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency is designed to provide training in key areas of pharmacy practice while giving a broad range of practice experiences. Required learning experiences include internal medicine, critical care (MICU, SICU), emergency medicine, infectious diseases (Infectious Diseases Consult Service, Antimicrobial Surveillance or HIV inpatient Service), ambulatory care (internal medicine, lipid, diabetes, heart failure, and hepatitis C clinics) administration, drug information (longitudinal), anticoagulation clinic (longitudinal) and pharmacokinetics (longitudinal). Examples of elective experiences include any of the above, as well as neurology/neuroscience, neuroscience ICU, burn ICU, nephrology, oncology, hematology, toxicology, and HIV clinic. The residency develops the clinical and problem-solving skills needed for residents to function as confident practitioners in multiple practice settings or to pursue specialized residency or fellowship training. A teaching program which exposes residents to active learning techniques, developing lectures, precepting, facilitation, and constructing a teaching portfolio is available via Mercer University College of Pharmacy in Atlanta. Other opportunities for teaching activities are readily available. Residents participate in a 24-hour in house on call program which develops critical thinking skills and independent learning by providing clinical services to the code blue and stroke response teams, as well as consult activities. An early commitment process is available for PGY-2 residencies in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Critical Care, Oncology and Ambulatory Care.
[*NMS Code 131821 - 12-month traditional PGY1 pharmacy residency leading into a one year toxicology fellowship at the Georgia Poison Center. This program requires a dual application to the GA Poison Center, and applications should only be submitted after discussing the program with the Georgia Poison Center Faculty.]
Fringe Benefits:   The resident receives paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave, discounted meals onsite, professional/ travel reimbursements, ACLS/BLS certification, and employee only fitness center access. Comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, and 401k is available.
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   Eligibility for licensure in Georgia, Curriculum vitae, letters of recommendation, official academic transcripts (pharmacy school). In addition to PhORCAS requirements, the program requires: -- 4 Recommendations which will utilize the Standardized Reference form provided in PhORCAS -- References should be from each of the following (1) Clinical Preceptor, (2) Clinical Preceptor (3) Recent supervisor or advisor (or similar), (4) anyone of the candidate's choice -- Answer the following questions and upload them to PhORCAS (Please limit responses to 2.5 pages total) – (1) Please list the top 3 reasons that the residency program at Grady is of interest to you. (2) Briefly describe a typical day on a previous clinical rotation. Please include average patient load. (3) Describe anything you've done above and beyond what's required in pharmacy school. (4) Briefly define the role of a clinical pharmacist. (5) Briefly describe your exposure to pharmacy residents. (6) Have you been involved in research projects during pharmacy school? If so, what was your role? (7) How many weeks long were your P4 rotations? (8) Please state your date of graduation from Pharmacy School
Training Site Type: Hospital, Ambulatory Care
Owner Affiliate: Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation
Model Type(s): Teaching
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 100
Non-Professional Staff: 86
Number of Medical Centers: 14
Total Beds: 953
Average Daily Census: 650
Site Special Features:   GHS offers comprehensive medical care in Atlanta area via a tertiary care teaching hospital containing 100 intensive care beds; 200 outpatient primary care and specialty clinics; more than 400 emergency room visits per day; one of nation's busiest Level I Trauma centers (Marcus Trauma Center); nationally recognized Burn Unit; one of the largest, most comprehensive facilities dedicated to the treatment of advanced HIV/AIDS in the United States; a rapidly growing Hepatitis C treatment program for > 400 patients annually; GA Cancer Center for Excellence; Joint Commission Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center (Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center); world's first 24-hr comprehensive sickle cell center.