Pharmacy Residency

A Customized Residency to Meet Your Needs

Our ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program develops licensed pharmacists into clinical specialists responsible for improving patient care. We aim to develop each resident’s interest and customize the residency year to meet individual needs.

ASHP

Our Hands-On Approach

At our hospital, PGY1 pharmacy residents provide direct patient care through activities including pharmacokinetic consults, formulary management, patient and health care provider education, and a longitudinal research project.

Teaching Certificate Option

Residents have the option to obtain a teaching certificate through the University of South Carolina.

 

Application Requirements

The following items must be submitted via Phorcas:


  • Application form
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Three standard recommendation forms
  • Official transcripts from college of pharmacy
  • Residency Questionnaire
Apply via PhORCAS

Application Deadline: January 1st

Pharmacy Highlights

  • Comprehensive pharmacy-driven medication reconciliation program
  • Electronic health record, Epic, used for computerized physician order entry
  • Newly renovated, state-of-the-art main pharmacy that is USP795-, USP797-, and USP800-compliant

Residency Highlights

  • Community hospital setting
  • Flexible, resident-specific scheduling
  • Work every third weekend
  • ASHP membership and travel to ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting reimbursed
  • Travel to Southeastern Residency Conference (SERC) reimbursed
  • Personalized white coat provided
  • Competitive $45,000 yearly stipend
  • Access to health, dental, and vision insurance benefits
  • 21 days of paid time off (includes holidays, sick days, and vacation days; professional leave separate)

Clinical Rotations (1-month experiences)

Required

  • Orientation
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Internal Medicine I
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Clinical Project Development

Elective

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine II
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  • Inpatient Oncology
  • Outpatient Oncology
  • Rheumatology
  • Informatics
  • Pharmacy Administration

Longitudinal Experiences (12-month experiences)

  • Operations
  • Management and Leadership
  • Research Project
  • Clinical Education
  • Teaching Certificate (optional)

Program Location

Lexington Medical Center
Pharmacy Services

2720 Sunset Boulevard
West Columbia, SC 29169
NMS Program Code: 274813

Contact Information
Samantha Schmidt, PharmD, BCOP

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director
saschmidt@lexhealth.org

Meet Your Preceptor Team

Benjamin Britt PharmD

Benjamin Britt
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Infectious Disease

Rotations Precepted:
Antimicrobial Stewardship, Infectious Disease

Education:
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Post-Graduate Training:
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Dorn VA Medical Center, Columbia, SC

Richard Brock PharmD

Richard Brock
Pharmacy Manager

Rotation Precepted:
Pharmacy Administration

Education:
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Vince Buttrick PharmD, BCPS

Vince Buttrick
Clinical Pharmacist – Emergency Medicine

Rotation Precepted:
Emergency Medicine, Clinical Project Development

Education:
University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

Post-Graduate Training:
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Dorn VA Medical Center, Columbia, SC

John Ezekiel PharmD, BCOP

John Ezekiel
Clinical Pharmacist – Oncology

Rotation Precepted:
Outpatient Hematology/Oncology

Education:
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Jean Goette PharmD

Jean Goette
Pharmacy Manager

Education:
Presbyterian College of Pharmacy, Clinton, SC

Amanda Guffey PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Amanda Guffey
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Critical Care

Rotation Precepted:
Medical Intensive Care Unit, Education

Education:
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Post-Graduate Training:
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence, SC

Anne Lloyd PharmD

Anne Lloyd
Clinical Pharmacist – Rheumatology

Rotation Precepted:
Rheumatology

Education:
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Lovelle Nguyen RPh

Lovelle Nguyen
Clinical Pharmacist – Internal Medicine

Rotations Precepted:
Internal Medicine I & II

Education:
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Samantha Schmidt PharmD, BCOP

Samantha Schmidt
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Oncology and PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director

Rotations Precepted:
Orientation, Inpatient Oncology

Education:
Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, Florida

Post-Graduate Training:
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence, SC; ASHP Oncology Patient Care Traineeship

Lee Stabler PharmD

Lee Stabler
Pharmacy Manager

Rotations Precepted:
Operations

Education:
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Amy Starks PharmD, CDCES

Amy Starks
Clinical Pharmacist – Internal Medicine

Rotations Precepted:
Internal Medicine I & II

Education:
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Post-Graduate Training:
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, St. Joseph’s Candler Health System, Savannah, GA

Crystal Summer PharmD

Crystal Summer
Clinical Apps Analyst – Pharmacist

Rotation Precepted:
Informatics

Education:
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Sean Tran PharmD

Sean Tran
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Critical Care

Rotation Precepted:
Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Management & Leadership

Education:
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Post-Graduate Training:
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Prisma Health Richland, Columbia, SC

Erik Turgeon PharmD

Erik Turgeon
Clinical Pharmacist – Emergency Medicine

Rotation Co-Precepted:
Research Project

Education:
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Julie Wham PharmD, MBA

Julie Wham
Director of Pharmacy

Education: University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC