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PGY1 Managed Care Atlanta, Georgia

The Kaiser Permanente Georgia (KPGA) PGY1 Managed Care Pharmacy Residency is a one-year, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)/Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) jointly accredited program in the metro-Atlanta area. Our hybrid program provides remote and in-person training in a variety of managed care, specialty, and ambulatory care pharmacy clinics within an integrated healthcare system. The program prepares residents to become advanced, skilled, and independent pharmacy practitioners who are qualified for positions in Ambulatory Care, Drug Use Management, Medication Therapy Management (MTM), Drug Information, Transitions of Care, Pharmacy Benefits, or for PGY2 training in an area of choice. Professional and career development is encouraged throughout the residency.

Pharmacy Services

Kaiser Permanente is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health plans, serving 12.6 million members in eight regions. KPGA serves 315,000 members, has a pharmacy department with more than 450 employees, and processes approximately 2.6 million prescriptions annually. KPGA’s pharmacy department has more than 50 clinical pharmacists serving in various ambulatory, managed care, and specialty roles. Our clinical pharmacy specialists work under collaborative practice agreements to deliver comprehensive medication management to patients with a variety of chronic diseases including diabetes, heart failure, CKD, and hypertension. Additionally, we offer clinical pharmacy services in our procedure suites, infusion centers, and acute care centers.

At Kaiser Permanente, you’ll find equity, inclusion, and diversity in all aspects of our mission — in our exam rooms, operating rooms, emergency departments, hospitals, and partnerships. This is who we are at our core. It’s a focus for our entire organization and it drives our work in the communities we serve.

Atlanta At A Glance

Learning Experiences

Core Experience

  • Orientation (3 weeks)
  • Formulary Exception Management (4 weeks)
  • Ambulatory Care (6 weeks)
  • Continuing Education Presentation
  • Drug Use Management (6 weeks)
  • Drug Information (6 weeks)
  • Transitions of Care (3 weeks)
  • Medication Adherence (4 weeks)

Elective Experience

Choice of two 4-week blocks:

  • Advanced Ambulatory Care
  • Advanced Drug Use Management
  • Anticoagulation
  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Leadership and Development in Acute Care Services
  • Geriatrics
  • Managed Care
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Population Health
  • Additional opportunities based on resident interest and preceptor availability (e.g., Acute Care, GI, HIV)

Longitudinal Experience

  • Emerging Therapeutics MUE (Jul – Feb)
  • Drug Use Evaluation (Jul – Apr)
  • Leadership & Professional Development (Jul – Jun)
  • Research (Jul – Jun)
  • Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee (Aug – Jun)
  • New Member Consult (Sep – Jan)
  • Atlanta Pharmacy Information Exchange (Sep – Jul)

Requirements for Acceptance

  • Graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited (or ACPE candidate status) school of pharmacy.
  • Must be licensed as an Intern Pharmacist in the state of GA by start of residency.
  • Must be licensed as a Pharmacist in the state of GA by September 1st, 2023.
  • State Board of Pharmacy Web Link:
  • Candidates must be registered in the National Matching Services, Inc. (NMS).
  • Candidates must participate in the ASHP Matching Program.
  • Program NMS Code: 116414 and ASHP Program Code: 34066
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 required for application to be considered

Application Requirements

  • Statement of Interest/Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official Pharmacy School transcripts, sent directly from the applicant’s college or school of pharmacy
  • Three letters of references/recommendations utilizing the form in PhORCAS
  • Application Deadline: January 2, 2024

Interview Details

  • Interview Dates: Monday February 5th, 2024 OR Monday February 12th, 2024
  • Must be available for interview 1 of 2 dates
  • Knowledge-based assessment and presentation required
  • Click here to link to the Virtual Information Session
    • December 14th – 10a.m. – 11a.m. PST (Local Time: 1p.m. – 2p.m.)

**This residency agrees that no person at this residency will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant**

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Apply using the ASHP standard application process on the ASHP PhORCAS website.

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Current Pay Rate

$50,000 Annually

Contact Information

Katie Coffee, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Residency Program Director

3495 Piedmont Rd NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
United States
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