Pharmacy Residency Program

Prisma Health Richland Hospital – University of South Carolina

Prisma Health Richland Hospital – University of South Carolina general and specialty pharmacy residencies

At Prisma Health–Midlands, we have offered an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)-accredited residency program in pharmacy practice since 1972. Administered jointly with the University of South Carolina Columbia, our programs are housed at Prisma Health Richland Hospital, a 641-bed regional teaching hospital in Columbia, South Carolina, that treats patients from every county in the state. 

We currently offer two postgraduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy residencies, and five postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residencies that focus in cardiology, critical care, infectious diseases, internal medicine and pediatrics.

Graduates of each of our residencies are experienced in short-term research and excel in their ability to teach other health professionals and those in training to be health professionals. Graduates also acquire the experience necessary to exercise leadership and management skills for pharmacy in the health system.

PGY1 residencies

Our postgraduate year one (PGY1) residencies are designed for students to become general practitioners and fully-integrated members of the interdisciplinary pharmacy, able to make medication recommendations in a variety of clinical settings. Training focuses on developing abilities to understand a wide range of diseases and disorders that occur in many patient types.

PGY2 residencies

Our postgraduate year two (PGY2) residency programs are designed to transition PGY1 graduates into practitioners in a specialized practice, meeting the needs of specific patient populations. Our programs equip graduates with the ability to make complex medication recommendations in their respective patient population.

Residency Manual

The Prisma Health Residency Manual can be viewed or downloaded here (PDF).