Emory University Hospital

Emory University Hospital Post-Graduate
Year Two Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency

PGY-2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency

The post-graduate year 2 (PGY-2) internal medicine residency at Emory University Hospital is a one-year specialty program designed to expand your clinical skills, improve autonomy and develop your experiential and didactic teaching skills. You will serve as an integral member of the multidisciplinary care team, using evidence-based medicine to optimize medication therapy for a diverse group of high-acuity patients. Through a unique collaboration between Emory Healthcare and the Mercer University College of Pharmacy, you will enhance your understanding of academic pharmacy practice by participating in the academic triad of service, scholarship and teaching.


Goals of the PGY-2 internal medicine pharmacy residency program at EUH include:

Clinical practice/service: Residents optimize pharmacotherapy for a diverse patient population at Emory Healthcare Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Residents hone pharmacokinetic dosing skills for a variety of patient populations. Throughout the year, residents increase autonomy in patient care and become involved in pharmacy organizations at a regional and/or national level.

Scholarship: Residents develop and execute a clinical research project requiring Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval. Residents publish at least one manuscript.

Teaching: Residents receive the title of "Adjunct Clinical Instructor" from Mercer University College of Pharmacy and co-precept APPE pharmacy students to improve their experiential teaching skills. Residents provide at least one didactic lecture and assist with course coordination during a required rotation at Mercer University College of Pharmacy. Residents also teach members of the health care team, including physicians, medical students, pharmacists, nurses and other allied health professionals.

Learning Experiences and Rotations

Required Learning Experiences

  • Internal medicine x 5 (Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown)
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Research
  • Academia
  • Longitudinal drug information

Elective Learning Experiences

  • Ambulatory care
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Intensive Care Unit
  • Heart failure
  • Infectious diseases
  • Medication safety
  • Neuro Intensive Care Unit
  • Nutrition Support
  • Oncology (inpatient or outpatient)
  • Solid organ transplant (liver, kidney, or heart/lung)

Projects and Responsibilities

Research project: Residents design and execute an original research project requiring IRB approval. Residents present research findings at the Vizient poster session and the Southeastern Residency Conference (SERC) and write a research manuscript suitable for publication.

Grand Rounds presentation: Residents prepare a 60-minute presentation on an approved topic for Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) credit.

Teaching: Residents complete the Pharmacy Teaching Program through Mercer University College of Pharmacy unless similar certification was obtained during the PGY-1 year. The resident will precept at least four APPE students, assist with institutional IPPE, deliver at least one didactic lecture and complete a required rotation in academia.

Journal club: The resident will deliver at least one formal Journal Club presentation.

Staffing/on-call: The resident will staff at EUH and participate in on-call responsibilities.Leadership: The resident will serve on a multidisciplinary hospital committee.

Code response: The resident will be ACLS-certified and participate in adult code response throughout the residency year.

Licensure and Compensation

Licensure: Residents must obtain Georgia pharmacist licensure by the beginning of the first clinical rotation in August.

Compensation: Residents receive a $56,000/year salary plus medical, dental, vision and 401K benefits. 

 Professional Development  

Residents are encouraged to participate in professional organizations during their residency year and will receive $75 for professional dues. Residents are encouraged to present research findings at a national meeting.

Contact Info

For more information, please contact the program director or coordinator.

Nicole L. Metzger, PharmD, BCPS
3001 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341-4155

Carrie Tilton, PharmD, BCPS
1364 Clifton Road NE, B708
Atlanta, GA 30318