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PGY1 Managed Care Atlanta, Georgia

The Kaiser Permanente Georgia (KPGA) PGY1 Managed Care Residency program follows guidelines set by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)/Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) and provides thorough training in a variety of specialties. It is a 12-month program in the metro-Atlanta area.

KPGA’s PGY1 Managed Care Pharmacy Residency program is designed to train the pharmacy resident in various aspects of managed care, as well as, ambulatory care in an integrated healthcare delivery environment. Upon completion of the residency, the resident will be prepared for positions in Ambulatory Care, Drug Utilization Management, Medication Therapy Management (MTM), Drug Information, Transitions of Care, Pharmacy Benefits, or for PGY2 training in area of choice. The program prepares its graduates to function independently in a variety of outpatient settings and become eligible for board certification and/or PGY-2 specialty training. Professional and career development is encouraged throughout the residency.

Pharmacy Services

The pharmacy department has more than 450 employees and over 2.8 million prescriptions are processed annually. There are over 50 clinical pharmacists in various ambulatory, managed care, and specialty roles.

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Learning Experiences

Core Experience

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Drug Information
  • Drug Utilization
  • Formulary Management
  • Medication Adherence
  • New Member
  • Outpatient Staffing
  • Transitions of Care/Acute Care Center

Elective Experience

  • Advanced Ambulatory Care/Leadership
  • Advanced Managed Care/Leadership
  • Anticoagulation
  • Clinical Leadership and Development in Acute Care Services
  • Gastroenterology/Hep C
  • Geriatrics/Palliative Care
  • Heart failure/Cardiology
  • HIV/ID
  • Nephrology
  • Oncology
  • Pain Management and Opioid Tapering
  • Population Health/Leadership

Longitudinal Experience

  • Atlanta Pharmacy Residency Information Exchange (APRIE)
  • Drug Use Evaluation
  • Leadership
  • New Member
  • Pharmacy & Therapeutics Meetings
  • Presentations
  • Research

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, 2022.
  • 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 1, 2023

Interview Details

  • Interview Dates: Monday February 6th, 2023 OR Monday February 13th, 2023
  • Must be available for interview 1 of 2 dates
  • On-Site Interview: knowledge-based assessment and presentation required
  • Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to conduct interviews virtually if needed due to COVID-19 spread
  • Click here to link to the Virtual Information Session:
    • November 3rd – 10a.m. – 11a.m. PST (Local Time – 1p.m. – 2p.m.)
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Apply Through ASHP

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

2525 Cumberland Parkway SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30339
United States
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