Trident Medical Center PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency

Core learning experiences


  • Hospital and centralized pharmacy training
  • ALS/BLS training

Internal Medicine l & ll

  • Interdisciplinary rounding
  • Student precepting

Transitions of care

  • Inpatient medication reconciliation

Critical Care

  • Medical ICU and/or Trauma/Surgical ICU


  • Complete and work on department projects


  • Floor-based cardiology services and procedures observations

Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship

  • Interdisciplinary rounding
  • Antimicrobial Management program projects


  • Floor-based pediatric care for variety of age groups

Leadership, Wellness, and Resilience (Year-long longitudinal)

  • Focused training and support; discussion of readings on leadership, emotional intelligence, and professional skill development

Heart Failure Prevention Clinic and Inpatient Warfarin (Year-long longitudinal)

  • Provide clinical services in clinic one-half day per week
  • Review non-ICU inpatient warfarin patients for dose adjustments each weekday during assigned months

Drug Information (Year-long longitudinal)

  • Drug information newsletters
  • Journal clubs and patient case presentations
  • P&T committee work

Operational Pharmacy

  • Centralized pharmacy staffing every 3rd weekend; 8 – 12 hours
  • Two eight-hour holiday shifts

Research (Year-long longitudinal)

  • Medication use evaluation and/or quality improvement project throughout the course of the year
  • Presentation of project at national and local conferences
  • Manuscript preparation

Emergency response (Year-long longitudinal)

  • Medical emergency (code blue) response

Elective learning experiences:

  • Academic Internal Medicine
  • Emergency Department
  • Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Health System Quality and Compliance

Additional program details

  • Option to complete Academician Preparation Program (APP) through partnership with Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
  • Opportunities to precept P4 pharmacy students during APPE Acute Medicine rotations

ASHP Accredited

The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency conducted by Trident Medical Center in Charleston, SC is accredited by ASHP.