PGY-2 Internal Medicine Specialty Residency

The Internal Medicine Pharmacy Specialty Residency offers diverse opportunities for the resident to concentrate on broadening their clinical skills and knowledge base in the area of internal medicine. The environment of an academic medical center with extensive medical specialties and a diverse patient population provide ample learning experiences for one to develop into a successful independent practitioner. The expertise of a large clinical pharmacy staff provides a strong group of mentors within the different specialties of the profession. It also imparts an appreciation for the role of the clinical pharmacist specialist in internal medicine as a confident professional by developing strong skills in multidisciplinary direct patient care via teaching service rounds, developing confidence in public speaking and teaching via a variety of presentation opportunities and precepting, skill in literature evaluation through journal clubs and clinical practice application, and professional development through interactive learning sessions.

Learning experiences available to the Internal Medicine Specialty Resident include:

Required Experiences

  • Orientation (1)
  • Internal Medicine (4)
  • Medical ICU (1)
  • Infectious Diseases (1 – ID Consults or HIV Inpatient Service)
  • Clinical Research (1)

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Pharmacotherapy Clinic (weekly)
  • 24-hour in house Clinical On-Call Program
  • Drug Information/Medication Use

Elective Experiences (2-3 months)

Flexible and are arranged based on the needs and interests of the resident

  • Nephrology
  • Oncology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Toxicology/Poison Control
  • Multiple Ambulatory Clinics

Other Learning Experiences

Teaching Certificate Program via Mercer University

  • Precepting, Lecture, Facilitation

2 ACPE-accredited presentations

Medication use evaluation (MUE)

Research Project (Present at UHC and SERC)

  • Flipped model



Grady participates in the PhORCAS online residency application process. For more information please see

This residency has been filled by early commitment and will not be accepting applications for the 2020 – 2021 residency year

Requirements for application to the internal medicine specialty residency program:

General Requirements

  1. Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited college of pharmacy
  2. Successful completion of an accredited PGY-1 pharmacy residency
  3. Personal and leadership qualifications for successful completion of a specialty residency
  4. Eligibility for licensure in the state of Georgia

Specific Requirements (should be submitted by January 5)

  1. Successful completion of an ASHP accredited PGY-1 residency
  2. Eligibility for licensure in Georgia
  3. Curriculum vitae
  4. Letters of recommendation (see below)
  5. Questionnaire (see below)

In addition to PhORCAS requirements, the program requires: four (4) recommendations which will utilize the Standardized Reference form provided in PhORCAS.  Three (3) references should be written by residency preceptors and one (1) from the residency program director.

Please answer the following questions and upload them to PhORCAS:

  1. What do you wish to achieve by the conclusion of the residency?
  2. Describe the ideal PGY-2 residency program.
  3. Which clinical rotations in your residency program did you most like and which did you least like? Why?
  4. What would your most recent immediate supervisor say are your strengths and weaknesses?
  5. Describe your most rewarding experience in your residency or pharmacy school.

Applicants invited for an on-site interview during January or February will be required to present a professional presentation on a topic related to clinical pharmacy practice (may present residency research project if some data collection and analysis has been completed).

For additional questions, please contact Dr. Michael Knauss, Director of the Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency program at (404) 616-0420 or by e-mail at [email protected].