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Tandem Health – UofSC Residency

Our post-graduate year one residents grow into pharmacy leaders who add value and implement services to improve the health of patients within the community.

The Tandem Health-University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) outpatient pharmacy residency program aims to develop pharmacist leaders who add value and implement services to improve the health of patients within the community, emphasizing those in rural and underserved settings.

Residents in our program will focus on growth as a practitioner in ambulatory care, community pharmacy, and transitions of care settings. Specifically, residents will have the opportunity to rotate through internal medicine, family medicine, and rural health practices. Additionally, we have many elective opportunities available that allow residents to tailor the year to their interests, including pediatrics, behavioral health, infectious diseases, academia, global health, and women’s health.

About Tandem Health

Tandem Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and accredited patient-centered medical home (PCMH) providing comprehensive, personalized healthcare services to the Sumter, S.C., community at large, regardless of the patient’s ability to pay. We are not a free clinic. Rather, we offer a sliding fee scale to qualifying patients based on the size of their family and income to improve their access to the high-quality healthcare services they deserve. Our services include adult medicine, family medicine, pediatric medicine, behavioral health, OB/GYN, infectious diseases, and retail pharmacies that participate in the 340B drug pricing program. We are also home to a family medicine physician residency program, providing opportunities for the pharmacy resident to collaborate in both patient care and quality initiatives.

About the UofSC College of Pharmacy

The University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy is located in Columbia, S.C., in the heart of UofSC’s campus - one block from the student union, university library, and historic UofSC Horseshoe. Through the UofSC College of Pharmacy's two departments and six research centers, our faculty members are conducting groundbreaking research in state-of-the-art facilities, and our clinical instructors are elevating the standard of excellence in professional practice. The strength of our faculty and our research also provide rich experiential learning opportunities for our residents. In addition, the UofSC College of Pharmacy is affiliated with several residency programs in various settings. Partnership with this institution allows residents the experience of teaching, precepting, and mentoring throughout the year as a means of giving back to the profession of pharmacy. The college offers access to research tools, mentorship, and collaboration with academicians across the state.

The goal of our 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. Residents should be fully capable of practice as a clinical pharmacist in an outpatient setting after completion of this one-year pharmacy residency experience. Graduates from the program will also be eligible for board certification and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Required Rotations

  • Adult Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Diabetes Self-Management and Education
  • Transitions of Care
  • Retail Pharmacy
  • Rural Health
  • Leadership and Practice Management

Elective Rotations

  • Pediatrics
  • Behavioral Health
  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Women’s Health (OB/GYN)
  • Academia
  • HIV/Infectious Diseases
  • Global Health
  • Heart Failure/LVAD Clinic
  • Geriatrics

Required Longitudinal Activities

Other Residency Opportunities

  • Grand Rounds, Case Conferences, Journal Clubs
  • Attend Pharmacy Conferences
  • Involvement in Quality Improvement Initiatives
  • Continuing Education Activities
  • BCACP Board Certification Longitudinal Prep Course
  • In-service Activities with Providers and Medicine Residents
  • Resident Research Series

Staffing Requirements

  • 4-hour shift one weeknight every other week in the outpatient pharmacy at Tandem Health
  • No weekend staffing requirements

Compensation: $49,000

General

  • Tandem-Health White Coat
  • Private Office with Desktop Computer
  • BLS Training
  • UofSC COP Continuing Education Events
  • Professional Organization Membership to SCSHP or SCPHA
  • Specific Travel Expenses Covered to One National Meeting (e.g. APhA or ASHP Midyear)

Clinical Instructor at the UofSC COP with Full-Time Faculty Perks

  • Eligible for a Carolina Card with access to UofSC sporting events, cultural events, gym membership, discounts and more
  • Tuition reimbursement for coursework during your year

PTO and Holidays: Refer to UofSC Employee Benefits

Comprehensive Benefits Package: State Insurance Benefits

Our application is available through PHORCAS and will be due annually on January 5. Interviews will be held January-February.

Applicant Requirements

  • Pharm.D. from ACPE-accredited pharmacy school
  • Eligible for or current S.C. licensure
  • Completed application in PHORCAS by the deadline
  • Three recommendations included in PHORCAS application
  • Participation in the ASHP residency match program

 

 


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