Residency Listing

MUSC Medical Center and College of Pharmacy
150 Ashley Avenue
MSC 584
Charleston, SC 29425
Code: 37105
NMS Code: 574161
Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2)
Pediatric Pharmacy
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Katherine H Chessman, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCNSP, FCCP
(843) 792-7524
Fax: (843) 792-1549
Director of Pharmacy: Heather Easterling, Pharm.D., MBA
(843) 792-5691
Fax: (843) 792-2360
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 mo. residency
Number of Positions: 3
Application Deadline: 2018-12-31
Starting Date: 2019-07-01
Interview Required: Yes
Multisite: The MUSC Medical Center is comprised of four hospitals: Ashley River Tower, Children's Hospital, Institute of Psychiatry, and University Hospital. Organizationally, MUSC is set up in service lines: Children and Women's, Digestive Diseases, Heart and Vascular, Musculoskeletal, Neurosciences, Oncology, Transplant; and Trauma, Critical and Acute Care. Numerous outpatient facilities include the Ashley River Tower, Rutledge Tower Clinics, Family Medicine Center and affiliated faculty practice ambulatory care centers.
Residency Special Features:   This residency is designed to ensure development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to provide quality care to pediatric patients. Rotations include general pediatrics (1), cardiothoracic surgery, surgery, hematology/oncology, neonatal (2) and pediatric intensive care (2), teaching, and electives (2-3). A longitudinal ambulatory care experience is required. The resident will provide all facets of clinical pharmacy services, including drug distribution, clinical and didactic teaching, complete a project, and participate in the Pediatric Clinical On-Call Service. More information can be found at
Fringe Benefits:   Details regarding fringe benefits can be located on the residency web site at
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   Class rank (desired but not mandatory) and three letters of reference in Phorcas (letters should be written by current year's supervisor/rotation preceptors). Please include Advanced Practice Pharmacy Experiences (i.e. clerkships) on your CV or as supplemental information, including how long were your advanced practice pharmacy experiences (weeks) and typical patient load. During the on-site interview a 30-minute presentation is required. This presentation should be centered around a patient case.
Training Site Type: Hospital
Owner Affiliate: State
Model Type(s): Teaching, Acute Care
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 117
Non-Professional Staff: 110
Number of Medical Centers: 7
Total Beds: 709
Average Daily Census: 650
Site Special Features:   The Medical University of South Carolina is a state university with a medical center and six colleges for the education of a broad range of health professionals, biomedical scientists and other health related personnel. The Medical Center provides a rich diversity of experiences in education and training of students, residents and fellows. The MUSC Medical Center and College of Pharmacy Residency Programs are offered on the MUSC Medical Center campus by the MUSC Medical Center and College of Pharmacy. The PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy residents work within the Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital with a new state-of-the-art facility opening in October 2019.