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Nutrition Support Residency

Program Goals
The goal of this ASHP accredited residency program is to provide educational and training experiences for pharmacists in the fundamental aspects of nutritional support pharmacy practice. 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 nutritional support therapy in adult and pediatric populations.

Resident Responsibilities
The resident is involved in all aspects of nutritional support throughout the integrated health system. Some of the resident responsibilities include the following:

• Serve as a key member of the nutrition support team (adult and pediatric populations)
• Assume responsibility for assessment, monitoring, and delivery of nutrition support   therapy
• Evaluate drug-nutrient interactions
• Prepare patients for home parenteral nutrition therapy
• Develop and implement a nutrition-related research protocol
• Assist with enteral formulation and diet selection
• Research project
• Train pharmacy students and residents
• Present a Pharmacy Grand Rounds presentation
• Provide pharmacist responsibilities every 3rd weekend
• Attend national, state, and local pharmacy meetings

Training Opportunities
The resident participates in a broad range of required experiential training segments. In addition to the required training segments this program allows numerous elective opportunities to complement the resident’s career goals. Training opportunities include the following:

• Adult Parenteral Nutrition • Internal Medicine
• Ambulatory Care • Investigational Drugs
• Critical Care • Long Term Care
• Drug Information • Oncology
• Emergency Medicine • Pediatric / Neonatal Parenteral Nutrition
• Enteral Nutrition • Pediatrics / Neonatology
• Family Medicine • Practice Management
• GI procedures • Quality Management
• Home Health • Surgery / Anesthesia 

Requirements
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. Some benefits include sick leave, medical and dental insurance coverage, vacation, and professional leave.

Mandy Mock, PharmD, BCPS
Nutrition Support Pharmacist / Resident Coordinator

Columbus Regional Medical Center,
710 Center Street, Columbus, Georgia 31902
Telephone (706) 571-1495, Fax (706) 571-1861
E-mail: burnis.breland@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.