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PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency at Prisma Health Richland – University of South Carolina

Mailing Address

Prisma Health Heart Hospital
6 Richland Medical Park Dr., Suite 2100
Columbia,, 29203 SC

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Prisma Health Richland-University of South Carolina

Treating cardiovascular disease

Our PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency is designed to transition PGY1 residency graduates from a general practitioner to one in a specialized practice that meets the needs of patients with a variety of cardiovascular diseases. Graduates exit our program equipped to be fully integrated members of the interdisciplinary cardiology care team, able to make complex and evidence-based medication recommendations in this fast-paced environment.

Video: PGY2 Pharmacy Residencies at Richland Hospital

Training focuses on developing the resident with the capabilities to understand a wide range of diseases and disorders that affect the cardiovascular and cerebrovascular systems in both inpatient and outpatient care settings. Graduates of the cardiology residency are experienced in short-term research in one or more care environments and excel in their ability to teach other health professionals and those in training to be health professionals. They also acquire the experience necessary to exercise leadership for cardiology practice in the 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 USC School of Medicine. 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 hospital is accredited as an Advanced Certification Comprehensive Stroke Center and Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) program by The Joint Commission.

Our adult heart hospital consists of multiple cardiology patient care units including cardiovascular surgery intensive care, cardiopulmonary intensive care, cardiovascular surgery step-down, heart failure, and two general cardiology/telemetry units. There are also three ambulatory care areas, including an advanced heart failure/LVAD clinic, a general cardiology practice and a primary prevention clinic. Cardiology residents will have a plethora of interdisciplinary practice experiences integrated with nurse practitioners, physician assistants, medical residents, cardiology fellows and attending cardiologists.

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) PGY2 program purpose: PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.


  • Demonstrate leadership and practice management skills in cardiology.
  • Optimize the outcomes of patients with cardiovascular disease by providing evidence-based medication therapy as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrate excellence in the provision of training, including preceptorship, or educational activities for health care professionals and health care professionals in training.
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary to conduct a cardiology pharmacy research project.
  • Participate in the management of Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
  • Perform quality improvement activities aimed at enhancing the safety and effectiveness of the medication-use process in cardiology practice areas.


The Cardiology Program (37022) offers 1 position. 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:

Gabby Iliff, PharmD, BCCP
Residency Program Director
Department of Pharmacy
Prisma Health Richland Hospital
5 Medical Park Drive
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: 803-434-5916

Courtney Reddig, PharmD, BCCP
Residency Program Coordinator
Department of Pharmacy
Prisma Health Richland Hospital
5 Richland Medical Park Dr.
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: 803-434-4879