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PGY1 Pharmacy Residency (Acute Care) at Prisma Health Richland – University of South Carolina

Mailing Address

Prisma Health Richland Hospital
5 Richland Medical Park Dr.
Columbia, SC 29203

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Prisma Health Richland-University of South Carolina

Training skilled practitioners

Our ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency (Acute Care - 37200) at Prisma Health Richland Hospital is designed to transition a pharmacy student to a general practitioner. PGY1 residency graduates exit our program equipped to be fully integrated members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team, able to make medication recommendations in a variety of clinical settings.

Video: PGY1 Pharmacy Residencies at Richland Hospital

Training focuses on developing the resident with the capabilities to understand a wide range of diseases and disorders that occur in many patient types. The residency is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

Graduates of our PGY1 residency gain experience in short-term research projects, precepting, quality improvement activities and enhancing the education of other health professionals and those in training to be health professionals. They also acquire the experience necessary to exercise leadership and management skills for pharmacy practice in a health system.

Our hospital

Prisma Health Richland Hospital is an innovative and progressive facility affiliated with the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. The hospital is a 641-bed tertiary referral center with a Level I Trauma Center, freestanding heart and children's hospitals, a pediatric intensive care unit and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit.

Our adult critical care patient units include medical intensive care, surgical/trauma intensive care, cardiovascular surgery intensive care, coronary intensive care, neurosurgical intensive care, and medical/surgical step-down. Specialties include emergency services, gastroenterology, infectious diseases, nephrology, neurology, nutrition, oncology, orthopedics, and pulmonology.  It is part of Prisma Health, the largest not-for-profit health organization in South Carolina, serving more than 1.2 million patients annually.

PGY1 Program Purpose: PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) 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 postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.


  • Manage and improve the medication-use process.
  • Exercise leadership and practice management skills.
  • Provide evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management with interdisciplinary teams.
  • Demonstrate project management skills.
  • Provide medication and practice-related education and training.
  • Utilize medical informatics.
  • Conduct pharmacy practice research.
  • Provide drug information to health care professionals and the public.


The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program in Acute Care (#37200) offers 4 position(s). Prisma Health Richland-University of South Carolina has a total of 15 residents from all programs combined. No matter the residency program, all of our residents participate in a variety of strategically aligned activities (e.g., case conference/lunch and learn, residency leadership academy) that fosters camaraderie and fellowship within the residency class.  

For more information pertaining to all programs at Prisma Health Richland-University of South Carolina regarding residency showcases, social media, and our commitment to diversity and inclusion, please see our residency website.

Contact us

For additional information about our program or the application process, please contact:

Joseph Kohn, PharmD, BCPS
PGY1 Acute Care Residency Director
Antibiotic Stewardship and Support Team, Coordinator

Department of Pharmaceutical Services
Prisma Health-Midlands
Columbia, South Carolina