Residency Programs

PGY1 Community Residency

Program Description

Community Pharmacy Residency ProgramThe community pharmacy residency program at MSOP is a 12-month training program specific to the independent pharmacy setting. For the 2014-2015 year, there are 1-2 PGY1 community pharmacy residency position available.

The graduating resident will be prepared to manage the operation of a community pharmacy, to provide ambulatory disease state management services, to implement new, profitable clinical services, and to teach and precept learners.

Learning Experiences


  • Longitudinal (12 months)
    • Community Pharmacy Practice, Management and Ownership
    • Academic Community Pharmacy Practice
  • Concentrated (1 month)
    • Orientation

Elective (1-Month concentrated, select up to 2):

  • Planned based on resident interest and may include
    • Compounding
    • Residency Program Direction
    • Novel learning experience proposals considered


Community pharmacy residents are required to provide staffing service to the pharmacy up to 10 weekday hours per week and up to 16 weekend hours per month. Service may be either staffing or clinical, depending on the needs of the site. Residents also complete one community service activity per quarter.


Community Pharmacy Residency Program (2) The resident will develop his or her skills as an educator and a preceptor for less experienced learners. The resident will co-precept student pharmacists on community pharmacy rotations, lead discussions with students, and participate in student evaluations. The resident will provide inservices to the pharmacy staff, provide continuing education presentations pharmacists and technicians, and offer education sessions on various topics to members of the local community. The resident will also complete a teaching and learning program with other MSOP residents which will introduce concepts of academic teaching, precepting techniques and other educational theories and provide the resident with opportunities to teach in the didactic, laboratory and experiential setting.

Other Opportunities

The resident will complete a research project and present findings at the Southeastern Residency Conference (SERC), will submit at least one publication to a peer-reviewed journal, and will present one national poster to the American Pharmacists Association annual meeting. Additionally, the resident will participate in the internal publication and social media efforts of the residency program and have multiple opportunities to offer ACPE accredited continuing education.


  • 9 personal vacation days, 9 administrative leave days
  • Paid travel and lodging to APhA Annual Meeting and SERC
  • Potential travel to NCPA Annual Convention and ASHP Midyear
  • Competitive compensation
  • Liability protection
  • Access to full medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Access to Samford University drug information resources


  • Available via PhorCAS, and applications are due January 3, 2014
  • Required materials include
    • Completed PhorCAS application
    • Letter of Intent
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Pharmacy school transcript
    • 3 Letters of recommendation (1 from a community pharmacist)
Note: Due to state regulations that significantly delay licensure, we are unable to consider international applications.

Further Information

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Lindsey Elmore, PharmD
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