Drug Information Residency

Program Goals
The goal of this ASHP accredited residency program is to provide educational and training experiences for pharmacists in the fundamentals of exemplary drug information pharmacy practice within an organized health care system and in an academic setting. This 12-month program follows the guidelines and accreditation standards of ASHP and is defined as an organized, directed, postgraduate training program that centers on development of the knowledge, attitudes, skills, and abilities needed to pursue rational drug therapy. 

Resident Responsibilities
Through various acute care, ambulatory care, drug information, and practice management training segments, the residency instills a philosophy of practice that embraces the concept that pharmacists must be responsible and accountable for optimal drug therapy outcomes.

• Research project
• Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee involvement
• Didactic and experiential teaching of pharmacy students and medical residents
• Medication Use Reviews / Adverse Drug Reaction reporting
• Staff development programs
• Pharmacy Grand Rounds presentation
• Clinical / Staff pharmacist responsibilities every 3rd weekend
• Longitudinal experience in pharmacy-managed ambulatory care clinics
• Longitudinal experience in long-term care facilities
• National, state, and local pharmacy meetings

Training Opportunities
In addition to the required training segments, this program allows numerous elective opportunities to complement the resident’s career goals.

* Required training segments
Ambulatory Care*
Long Term Care
Clinical Research*
Managed Care
Critical Care
Nutritional Support 
Drug Information: Institutional Practice*
Drug Information: Academic Practice*
Practice Management*
Emergency Medicine
Family Medicine
Quality Management*
Home Health
Surgery / Anesthesia 
Internal Medicine*

Residency applicants must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and be licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Georgia. Completion of a Pharmacy Practice Residency or equivalent prior experience, completed application, curriculum vitae, college transcripts, individual assessment for residency training, three letters of recommendation, and a formal interview are required.

The residency program commences in late June and provides a competitive stipend. Benefits include sick leave, medical and dental insurance coverage, vacation, and professional leave.

Lisa Boothby, Pharm.D., BCPS
Coordinator, Drug Information

Columbus Regional Medical Center,
710 Center Street, Columbus, Georgia 31902
Telephone (706) 660-6295, Fax (706) 571-1625
E-mail: lisa.boothby@crhs.net

As the region's leading provider of healthcare, Columbus Regional Health has touched the lives of most of the children and adults in this region through its comprehensive network of services. Located in the West Georgia city of Columbus, Columbus Regional was established in 1986 as a not-for-profit health services organization, but its roots can be traced back to 1836 when the local hospital was a small wooden building on the banks of the Chattahoochee River.