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Postgraduate Year 2 (PGY2)
Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Program Overview

Our 12-month program, currently in pre-candidate status under guidance by the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP), is designed to immerse residents in various emergency department settings.

Residents will complete at least five four-week experiences in the emergency department as well as gain advanced training in critical care and ambulatory care settings.

Longitudinal experiences will encompass independent emergency department service management, quality improvement, antimicrobial stewardship, management, and medication information.


Pre-Candidate Status:

Programs in pre-candidate status are programs under evaluation by ASHP for full accreditation and have not yet entered a residency class.  The program will automatically attain candidate status upon entry of the first class and be evaluated for full accreditation near the end of that training period.

Residency certificates obtained will be considered equivalent to certificates obtained from an accredited program once fully accredited by ASHP.


Additional Information:

  • Two positions available

  • Starting date: First week of July

  • Estimated stipend: $49,000

  • 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.


Additional required experiences will be funded by the program

Purpose Statement

The purpose of Jackson Hospital and Clinic’s PGY2 emergency medicine pharmacy residency program is to build on the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 training to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication‐related care of patients presenting emergently with a wide range of conditions, eligible for emergency medicine board certification, and capable of managing an emergency medicine pharmacy practice.

Our Application Process

Applicants shall submit their application materials through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) unless applying through an early-commit process. 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

  • Three references

  • 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 which will include a 10-minute presentation with 5-minute for questions and answers.


In addition, selected candidates must successfully complete an ASHP-regulated PGY1 pharmacy residency and provide a copy of their certificate prior to beginning PGY2 training at Jackson Hospital.

Program Requirements

  • BLS and ACLS certification, PALS optional (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

  • Successful completion of ASHP-regulated PGY1 pharmacy residency

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