The 12-month post-graduate year two (PGY-2) solid organ transplant (SOT) pharmacy residency program exposes you to diverse populations of solid organ transplant recipients. The Emory Transplant Center is one of the busiest transplant centers in the country, so you will gain valuable experience managing a broad range of patients.
The residency develops clinicians who function as integral members of multidisciplinary care teams. Through patient data collection and analysis, you will develop knowledge and skills to provide patient-specific and evidence-based pharmacotherapy and function as an independent practitioner.
Residents gain a strong clinical knowledge base, commitment to teaching and appreciation for clinical research. The SOT residency program at Emory University Hospital utilizes the collective assets of Emory Hospitals and the Emory Transplant Center in the education and training of residents in the following areas:
Clinical practice: Residents become familiar with disease states, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of SOT recipients from pre-transplantation to post-transplant and as patients return for routine outpatient follow-up. Residents learn to incorporate their clinical knowledge into day-to-day practice and to function independently as members of the health care team.
Teaching: Residents teach PGY-1 pharmacy residents, pharmacy students, physicians, nurses and other members of the health care team.
Research: Residents develop and conduct a clinical research project, including Institutional Research Board (IRB) approval.
Practice management: Residents utilize practice management skills to promote the rational and safe use of medications; residents master personal development skills for life-long learning and professional growth.