Trident Medical Center PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency

Core Learning Experiences


  • Hospital orientation
  • Computer training
  • Centralized pharmacy training
  • ACLS/BLS training

Internal Medicine

First Month

  • Serve as member of interdisciplinary team on daily rounds.
  • Provide decentralized pharmacy services with anticoagulation and pharmacokinetic dosing consults.

Second Month:

  • Develop and achieve appropriate level of independence in role as decentralized pharmacist as described above. 
  • Serve as primary preceptor for P4 pharmacy student.

Transitions Of Care

  • Obtain medication history on admission. 
  • Work with prescribers to correct discrepancies and recommend evidence-based therapy. 
  • Assist with patient education and access to medications on discharge.

Critical Care/Trauma

  • Serve as member of interdisciplinary team on daily Intensivist and Trauma rounds.


  • Complete department projects to improve evidence-based pharmacotherapy. 
  • Work with HCA division and corporate office to understand and implement initiatives for evidence-based pharmacotherapy.
  • Make progress on longitudinal residency research project.

Chemotherapy/Operating Room

  • Provide clinical pharmacy services to chemotherapy clinic and operating room staff. 
  • Check chemotherapy orders, prepare medications, and check finished products. 
  • Prepare and dispense medications for use during surgical procedures.


  • Serve as member of interdisciplinary team on third floor (cardiology-focused) daily rounds. 
  • Observe cardiac procedures (i.e., catheterization, ablation, etc.).

Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship

  • Serve as member of interdisciplinary team on Antimicrobial Management Program (AMP) rounds. 
  • Organize and manage AMP committee agenda for the month.


  • Provide clinical services for pediatric patients at Summerville Medical Center.

Ambulatory Heart Failure Clinic (Longitudinal)

  • Provide clinical services one half-day per week.

Drug Information/Medication Use Evaluation (Longitudinal)

  • Serve as clinical on-call pharmacist for drug information questions during working hours. 
  • Complete Medication Use Evaluation project determined by department and hospital goals.

Elective Learning Experiences:

  • Academic
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Information Technology/Computerized Physician Order Entry
  • Psychiatry

Note: Pharmacy Resident may also elect to repeat any of the required learning experiences.

Additional Program Details

  • Weekday drug info services
  • Centralized Pharmacy staffing
    • Every third weekend (two eight hour shifts) 
    • Twelve additional weekday hours (distributed among weeks without 
      weekend staffing) 
    • Two eight hour holiday shifts
  • ACLS certification training provided

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The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency conducted by Trident Medical Center in North Charleston, SC
has an accreditation candidate status with ASHP.