Year 1 (PGY1)
Pharmacy Residency Program
Jackson Hospital’s PGY1 pharmacy residency program is designed to prepare clinical pharmacists for their careers, giving them the opportunity to apply their skills in a variety of different patient care environments. Through the PGY1 program at Jackson Hospital, residents can excel in their post-graduate training, gaining exposure to all aspects of institutional pharmacy practice.
Our 12-month program, accredited by the
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP),
is personalized and flexible, offering six-week
Our residents will also complete two rotation electives tailored to their interest.
During the year, the residents will participate in longitudinal learning experiences in management/leadership, drug information, pharmacy operations, and ambulatory care.
Additional Information about Jackson Hospital’s PGY1 Program
Three positions available
Starting date: Monday of last full-week of June
Estimated stipend: $48,000
Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
Paid time off
Paid registration and travel expenses for ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, ALSHP Annual Meeting and the Southeastern Residency Conference
The purpose of Jackson Hospital & Clinic’s Pharmacy Practice (PGY1) pharmacy residency program is to build on the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication‐related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for PGY2 pharmacy residency training.
Our Application Process
Applicants may submit their application
materials through the Pharmacy Online
Residency Centralized Application Service
(PhORCAS). Due date for submission
changes annually, but it is typically the
second week of January.
In order to be considered for acceptance,
applicants must submit:
A letter of intent
Proof of U.S. citizenship
A curriculum vitae
Pharmacy school transcript
Once application materials have been reviewed, qualified applicants will be invited for an on-site interview.
Our Core Rotations
Orientation (Five Weeks)
This rotation includes an introduction to the resident’s role at Jackson Hospital’s Pharmacy, as well as an introduction to the decentralized pharmacy practice areas. Residents will learn about policies and procedures of Jackson Hospital’s Pharmacy Department, as well as:
The Automated Dispensing System
Sterile IV Preparation
USP 797 Guidelines
General Internal Medicine (Six Weeks)
Residents will develop skills in pharmaceutical care of inpatient, internal medicine patients with both acute and chronic diseases. Training will include monitoring drug therapies, screening patients’ medical information for potential dosing issues, drug allergies, and drug interactions. Under the direction of a clinical pharmacist preceptor, residents will regularly interact with the hospital's team, including physicians, nurses, and case managers with the goal of improving overall patient care and outcome.
Internal Medicine Specialty (Six Weeks)
Residents will develop skills in pharmaceutical care of inpatient, internal medicine patients with both acute and chronic diseases with a more tailored focus on urology, orthopedics, and neurology. Other activities are similar to that learned during the General Internal Medicine rotation.
Cardiology (Six Weeks)
Residents will focus on patients with cardiac issues and critical care issues, giving them exposure to the ways drug therapies are applied to cardiovascular disease. This cardiology medicine rotation will include attending rounds with the medical team and reviewing drug regimens.
Critical Care (Six Weeks)
Residents will provide pharmaceutical care to critically ill patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). They will work with the critical care team during interdisciplinary daily rounds to provide pharmacotherapy recommendations, including drug selection and monitoring, and making drug regimen adjustments.
Emergency Medicine (Six Weeks)
This learning experience provides residents with the opportunity to work closely with the ED healthcare team in a challenging, diverse and rapidly changing environment. A variety of activities that range from medication reconciliation and providing drug information to clinical staff and patients to provision of care in "code" situations are some of the activities that residents participate in during this learning experience.
Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Diseases (Six Weeks)
This learning experience offers residents an in-depth experience in the management of infectious diseases and the utilization of antimicrobial therapy for patients. Residents will be able to develop clinical skills in infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship. They will also participate in committee meetings and staff education.
Pharmacy Leadership and Administration (Six Months)
Residents will gain experience in health-system pharmacy leadership and administration throughout the program. Practical management skills include written and verbal communications, an understanding of policies, conflict resolution, regulatory issues, medication safety, and overall operations.
Ambulatory Care (Six Months)
This learning experience allows residents to spend time with patients with chronic diseases in an outpatient setting. During this longitudinal rotation, residents will evaluate drug regiments of patients and make therapeutic recommendations to clinicians in disease-management clinics. Residents will be able to participate in patient education in these clinics.
Major Project (Twelve Months)
Residents are expected to complete one major project during the residency year that is appropriate for presentation at the Southeastern Residency Conference. In addition, it is expected that the residents will complete other projects throughout the year.
Resident Teaching & Learning Programs (Eleven Months)
Teaching opportunities may present themselves as formal or informal lectures to pharmacy students, medical students/residents, physicians, nurses, other healthcare professionals, patients or the public. Residents also have the opportunity to earn a teaching certificate through the Resident Teaching & Learning Program.
Drug Information (Eleven Months)
The Drug Information learning experience is designed to enhance residents' skills in providing pharmaceutical and drug therapy information to medical, nursing and allied health professionals as well as patients. During this longitudinal rotation, residents will also participate in medication use evaluations, developing and presenting a seminar lecture for pharmacists, writing newsletter articles, and developing drug monographs, drug class reviews, treatment guidelines and protocols.
Operations (Twelve Months)
Residents have a staff obligation that is completed through the Operations Learning Experience. During this learning experience, residents will be familiar and competent with duties and responsibilities associated with the central inpatient pharmacy.
Our Elective Rotations
Two Elective Rotations (Four Weeks)
The elective rotations will be completed in the resident’s selected area of choice. Previously completed required rotations can be repeated. Electives can also be created based on interest (if feasible).
BLS and ACLS certification, PALS optional (Jackson Hospital will provide certification
classes if not obtained prior to residency)
Alabama Board of Pharmacy Parenteral Certification (Jackson Hospital will provide certification
classes if not obtained prior to residency)
Must be a U.S. Citizen
Must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree (Pharm.D.) from a college accredited by ACPE
Must be eligible for licensure in Alabama and successfully complete the exam within
90 days of the program’s start day
Must be a part of the ASHP Matching Program
Meet Our Preceptors
Thomas Cobb, Pharm.D.
Thomas Cobb, Pharm.D. is a native of Scottsboro, Alabama and a 1998 graduate of Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy. Dr. Cobb completed a specialty
residency in Primary Care at The Medical Center in Columbus, Georgia. He became the
Director of Pharmacy at Jackson Hospital & Clinic, Inc. in 2015. Thomas Cobb had the honor of being awarded Pharmacist of the Year by the Alabama Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ALSHP) in 2018. He is currently serving as the president of ALSHP.
Nancy Bailey, Pharm.D., BCPS
Nancy Bailey, Pharm.D., BCPS graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy with a B.S. degree in Pharmacy. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy with a Pharmacy Doctorate. Dr. Bailey is the Clinical Pharmacy Manager and PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director at Jackson Hospital & Clinic, Inc.
J. Luke Britton, Pharm.D.
J. Luke Britton, PharmD graduated from the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University in 2012 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Following this, Dr. Britton completed the Doctor of Pharmacy program at Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy in 2018. Dr. Britton completed his PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, AL in 2019. He recently joined the Jackson Hospital & Clinic pharmacy team in 2019 as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist focused in Critical Care Medicine.
Michael Trey Dailey, Pharm.D.
Michael Trey Dailey, Pharm.D. graduated with a B.S. in Biology and Physical Sciences from Auburn University of Montgomery as well as a B.S. in Business, with an emphasis in Healthcare Administration from Faulkner University. In 2015, he obtained his Pharm.D. from Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. Dr. Dailey completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Jackson Hospital & Clinic, Inc. Dr. Dailey currently works as the Pharmacy Project Manager and oversees various management projects and leadership initiatives.
Leborah Cole Lee, Pharm.D., BCPS
Leborah Cole Lee, Pharm.D., BCPS graduated with a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences from Auburn University and from Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy in 2016. Following graduation, she moved to Ohio to complete a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Cleveland Clinic Akron General. Dr. Lee is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Jackson Hospital & Clinic, Inc. with a focus in general surgical and medicine patients. Additionally, Dr. Lee is currently serving as the PGY1 pharmacy practice residency coordinator.
Kelly G. Gandy, Pharm.D., MPH
Kelly G. Gandy, Pharm.D., MPH graduated from Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy in 2018. Following graduation, Dr. Gandy completed her PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Jackson Hospital & Clinic, Inc. and simultaneously completed a Master's Degree in Public Health from The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Gandy currently works as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, specializing in Emergency Medicine.
Terry Harris, Pharm.D., BCPS
Terry Harris, Pharm.D., BCPS graduated from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and went on to complete a Master of Science degree in Chemistry from Vanderbilt University where he studied synthetic organic chemistry. He graduated Cum Laude from Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. Dr. Harris currently works as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for the cardiology floor and is also responsible for the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at Jackson Hospital & Clinic, Inc.
Adam Harnden, Pharm.D., BCPS
Adam Harnden, Pharm.D., BCPS is a graduate of Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. Dr. Harnden completed his PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Sacred Heart Health Systems in Pensacola, Florida. He currently works as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and oversees the neurology, urology, and post-operative care units at Jackson Hospital & Clinic, Inc.
William R. Johnson,
William R. Johnson, Pharm.D., BCCCP graduated with a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of South Alabama. In 2015, he obtained his Pharm.D. from Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. Dr. Johnson completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville in 2016. He has been practicing at Jackson Hospital & Clinic, Inc. as an Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist since 2016 and currently serves as the pharmacy department research chair.
James (Steve) Phillips,
James (Steve) Phillips, RPh is a graduate of Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. After graduation, Mr. Phillips served an internship at Sacred Heart Hospital and then accepted a staff pharmacist position at this facility working there from 1979-1991. He has also worked in several roles including Director of Pharmacy for Greil Psychiatric Hospital. Mr. Phillips currently works an operational pharmacist at Jackson Hospital & Clinic, Inc.
Jackson Hospital & Clinic, Inc. is a 344-bed community hospital servicing Montgomery and the Alabama River Region. Our comprehensive healthcare services include cardiac, neurosciences, orthopedics, and women’s and children’s care, along with 24-hour emergency services. It ranks among the largest hospitals in Alabama and is widely recognized for providing excellence in care. Even with our leading-edge technology and facilities, we remain true to our mission of providing superior personal healthcare in a safe, compassionate environment.
About Jackson Hospital
Frequently Asked Questions
Are residents involved in committees?
Yes, residents participate in the Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee and will also participate in at least one other committee during the year. The possible committees include transitions of care, IRB, hypoglycemia, surgical site infection, and many more. The residency program will take interests into consideration when assigning the additional committee.
How many vacation days are allowed?
As a Jackson Hospital employee, residents earn 19 days of ETO during the residency year. No more than one ETO day will be allowed during any one rotation experience, with the exception of illness or approved academic activity. Any ETO remaining will be paid to the resident at the end of the residency year.
Residents are expected to work one major holiday (i.e. Christmas, Thanksgiving) and one minor holiday (i.e. Memorial Day, Labor Day) during the residency year.
What is included in the orientation?
During orientation, the resident will receive training on order entry, clinical programs, and have numerous lunchtime lectures. During this time, residents are encouraged to begin developing their residency project ideas.
What projects are residents involved with?
Residents are expected to complete one major project during the residency year that is appropriate for presentation at the Southeastern Residency Conference. In addition, it is expected that the residents will complete MUEs and operational projects throughout the year. Other projects may be identified throughout the residency that residents will participate in or complete.
What are my presentation requirements?
Residents are expected to:
Present project poster at ASHP Midyear.
Present project poster results at the Southeastern Residency Conference.
Present one continuing education program for Alabama Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Present additional in-service presentations throughout the year to medical students, pharmacy students, nurses, and other pharmacists.
Megan Heath, Pharm.D.
Megan Heath, Pharm.D. graduated from Belmont University College of Pharmacy in 2019. Her primary areas of interest are emergency medicine and critical care with plans to pursue a PGY2 in emergency medicine. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and going on hikes.
Kelly Slaten, Pharm.D. graduated from Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy in 2019. Her primary areas of interest are internal medicine and ambulatory care. In her free time, she enjoys learning new choreography and trying out local restaurants.
Michael Trey Dailey, Pharm.D.
Upon completion of the PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Dr. Dailey accepted the position as Project Manager at Jackson Hospital & Clinic.
Kelly G. Gandy,
Upon completion of the PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Dr. Gandy accepted the position as Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Emergency Medicine at Jackson Hospital & Clinic.
Class of 2018 - 2019
Doneisha Evelyn, Pharm.D., BCPS
Upon completion of the PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Dr. Evelyn accepted a position as Clinical Pharmacist at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Upon completion of the PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Dr. Simiyu went on to complete a PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Virginia and is currently a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship at Medical Center Health System in Odessa, Texas.
Class of 2017 - 2018