Pharmacy Residency Programs at Columbus Regional Health

 The Department of Pharmacy at Columbus Regional Health in Columbus, Georgia offers two American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited pharmacy residency programs that emphasize training experiences for pharmacists in the fundamentals of exemplary pharmacy practice in an organized health care system that centers on development of knowledge, attitudes, skills, and abilities needed to manage rational drug therapy.

·         Post Graduate Year 1 Pharmacy Residency (PGY1)

·         Post Graduate Year 2 Pharmacy Residency in Critical Care (PGY2- Critical Care)

·         Post Graduate Year 2 Pharmacy Residency in Ambulatory Care * (PGY2- Ambulatory Care)

·         Post Graduate Year 2 Pharmacy Residency in Internal Medicine * (PGY2- Internal Medicine)

*accreditation pending

Application Requirements

Residency applicants must have a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy or meet equivalency standards and must be licensed or eligible for licensure in theState of Georgia within the first quarter. Applicants must complete and submit the following:

  •  A completed Columbus Regional employment application and accompanying survey from www.columbusregional.com
  •  Submission of application materials through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) https://portal.phorcas.org
  •  A letter of interest 
  •  A curriculum vitae 
  •  Official copies of all pharmacy school transcripts 
  •  Three letters of recommendation, completed using the PhORCAS standardized reference form (a separate letter to the site is not required)

Application Deadline is January 8, 2016

The residency program commences in late June and provides a competitive stipend.  Benefits include paid time off (PTO), as well as, medical and dental insurance coverage. A personal interview is required.


School of Pharmacy Affiliations in Georgia and Alabama

The Department of Pharmacy is affiliated with top regional university schools of pharmacy to provide didactic and clinical training to Doctor of Pharmacy students at:

  •          Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy
  •          University of Georgia School of Pharmacy
  •          Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy
  •          South University

The Department of Pharmacy also serves as a training site for pharmacy technician students through the Columbus Technical Institute and Virginia College programs.

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.