Each PGY-2 resident will be required to complete a research project with a primary focus on ambulatory care-related issues, such as performing a quality improvement initiative or cost-benefit analysis. Our program follows the flipped research model. This means that during the summer the resident is assigned to a protocol that has already been IRB-approved. They begin their residencies in the data-collection phase of research, then proceed into analysis and have finalized results from their projects by December, which allows them to present findings at the ASHP Midyear Conference. During the second half of the residency year, the resident prepares a proposal and seek IRB approval for the next academic year.
Grady Health System is affiliated with a variety of academic institutions and pharmacy schools, including Emory Medical School, Morehouse Medical School, The University of Georgia, Mercer University, and South University. As a result, we provide training to numerous pharmacy students as they complete their clinical clerkship rotations (APPEs) within our institution. This exposure provides the resident with many opportunities to develop their preceptor skills. Additionally, we have a robust PGY-1 pharmacy program, for which our residents serve as both mentors and preceptors. Finally, our affiliations with Emory and Morehouse provide additional opportunities for growth in the areas of interprofessional and continuing education activities.
Residents with an interest in didactics can participate in the Teaching Certificate Program offered through Mercer University College of Pharmacy.
The PGY-2 ambulatory care resident will be required to staff for 4 hours bi-weekly in one of the neighborhood ambulatory clinic pharmacies.