PGY2 Internal Medicine Residency

Program Purpose

PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

Program Expectations

  • Provide clinical pharmacy services to the Staff Medicine service patients
  • Precept pharmacy students and co-precept PGY1 residents
  • Participate in clinical call and operational pharmacy services 
  • Initiate, complete, and present a research project at a regional meeting, and submit for publication
  • Develop and deliver an ACPE-accredited CE presentation
  • Provide a lecture with Auburn University Harrison College of Pharmacy
  • Serve on a hospital committee focused on improving care for internal medicine patients
  • Achieve residency learning goals as required

Core Learning Experiences (Seven)

  • Orientation or Staff Medicine
  • Staff Medicine (5 blocks)
  • Medical ICU

Elective Learning Experiences (Three)

  • Neuroscience ICU
  • Surgical ICU
  • Hospitalist
  • Cardiac ICU

Longitudinal Learning Experiences (Four)

  • Research Project
  • Medication Use
  • Clinical Coverage
  • Teaching and Precepting


  • $50,000 salary
  • Major medical, dental, vision, and disability insurance available · 15 vacation days
  • 15 vacation days
  • 10 professional leave days
  • Financial support for ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Southeastern Residency Conference attendance

Qualifications of Applicants

  • Must possess a PharmD degree from an ACPE-accredited college or school of pharmacy or a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Committee certificate at the time the residency begins.
  • Must have an Alabama Pharmacist license or be eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the State of Alabama.
  • Must be currently enrolled in or have completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 residency. Certificate of completion is due by July 5th.
  • Selected applicants will be required to visit PBMC for an on-site interview
  • A 30-minute clinical presentation will be presented to the clinical specialists and pharmacy administrators during the interview

Application Information

  • Applications are due by January 2nd. All application materials should be submitted via PhORCAS
  • Application packets must include all of the following:
    • Letter of intent
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Official transcripts of all professional pharmacy education
  • Three electronic references completed by healthcare professionals who can attest to your clinical practice abilities and aptitudes
    • Detailed comments must be provided
    • Two references must be from PGY1 residency rotation preceptors

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