Pharmacy Residency Program

Program Goals
The goal of this ASHP accredited residency program is to provide educational and training experiences for pharmacists in the fundamentals of exemplary pharmacy practice in an organized healthcare system. 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 manage rational drug therapy. Residents receive advanced training working with experienced preceptors to become competent clinical practitioners with a well rounded knowledge base.

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.

• Provision of pharmaceutical care to diverse patient populations
• Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee involvement
• Medication safety program
• Staff development programs
• Pharmacy Grand Rounds presentation
• Didactic and experiential teaching of pharmacy students and medical residents
• Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy lecture (optional)
• Research project
• Clinical / Staff pharmacist responsibilities every 3rd weekend
• Longitudinal and concentrated training 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 compliment the resident’s career goals.
* Required training segments

Ambulatory Care *
Nutritional Support *
Critical Care *
Neonatology *
Drug Information *
Oncology *
Emergency Medicine*
Family Medicine
Practice Management *
Internal Medicine *
Investigational Drugs/Clinical Research
Quality Management
Long Term Care
Surgery / Anesthesia *
Medicine Subspecialties
Infectious Disease

Residency applicants must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and be licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Georgia within the first quarter. A completed application, curriculum vitae, pharmacy school 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.


Debbie Nowlin,R.Ph
Director of Pharmacy
Program Director, Pharmacy Practice Residency
Program Director, Practice Management Residency
710 Center Street, Columbus, Georgia 31901
Telephone (706) 660-2757
E-mail: debbie.nowlin@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.