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PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency

Application Deadline:
January 2, 2023

Mobile Infirmary’s PGY1 Residency Program will be hosting a Virtual Open House on Thursday December 15, 2022 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. CST. The Open House is open to residency candidates of the 2022-2023 application cycle or anyone who wants to know more about our program and what we have to offer. This is a great opportunity to meet our preceptors and current residents. Click Here to register to receive a link to the event (please register by 12/14).

PGY-1 Program at Mobile Infirmary

Mobile Infirmary is a community-based, not-for-profit adult hospital (689 beds, average daily census of 500) that has offered an ASHP-accredited residency program since 2005.

The PGY-1 program is comprised of three traditional positions and two nontraditional positions. Traditional residency training is completed over the course of one year while nontraditional training (offered to current employees) is completed over two years. The residency experience is rigorous and time intensive; consisting of 10 five-week rotations, a residency research project and manuscript, and several other longitudinal projects designed to evaluate and optimize patient care at Infirmary Health and meet the goals and objectives of residency training set forth by ASHP’s accrediting standards.

Residency Program Overview

  • Traditional: (3) positions offered each year (NMS Code 129413)
  • Nontraditional: (2) positions offered (NMS Code 129421) – available for current employees
  • Eight-week orientation to pharmacy operations and clinical pharmacy consultation services including Epic training, departmental policies, pharmacokinetics, anticoagulation and nutrition support
  • Five week rotations
  • Four weeks designated for project work and holiday coverage

Required Rotation Experiences

Elective Rotation Experiences

  • Orientation
  • Internal Medicine
  • Critical Care
  • Infectious Disease/Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Neuro ICU
  • Cardiac ICU
  • Psychiatry
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Hematology/Oncology
    • Inpatient
    • Outpatient
    • Hybrid
  • Administration
  • Pain and Palliative Care
  • Drug Information
  • Transitions of Care
  • All required learning experiences may be repeated

Residents are met with regularly to assess special interests to tailor rotations accordingly.

Longitudinal Activities

  • Weekday evening operational staffing commitment (~16 hours/month)
  • Weekend coverage every third weekend
  • Research project designed to improve pharmacy services or to achieve a specific research objective
    • Presented at the Alabama Residency Conference and the Southeastern Residency Conference
    • Manuscript suitable for publication
  • ACPE-accredited seminar presentation targeted to a pharmacist and/or pharmacy technician audience
  • Medication use evaluation to develop an understanding of the medication use process
  • Several longitudinal projects designed to evaluate and optimize patient care and increase understanding of policy and procedure development


  • Estimated salary $47,840
  • Major medical insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • 15 vacation days
  • 5 professional leave days
  • Financial support for ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Southeastern Residency Conference attendance

Application Process

All applicants must be registered with the ASHP Residency Matching Service and application items must be submitted via PhORCAS. Please do not submit materials directly to the RPD. Applications will be reviewed and qualified candidates will be invited for an on-site interview.

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of Intent
  • Official transcripts
  • (3) completed references

Application Deadline: January 2, 2023
Traditional: NMS Code 129413
Non-Traditional: NMS Code 129421

For more information:
Elizabeth Oglesby, PharmD, BCPS
PGY-1 Residency Program Director
Phone: (251) 435-4769

Current Residents

  • Catherine Ankersen, PharmD

  • Makayla Garcia, PharmD

  • Charles Hartley II, PharmD

Research Projects

Assessing the Value of Pharmacist-led Education of Chemotherapy Regimens Using Surveys to Measure Patient Satisfaction and Understanding

Quality Improvement in Prior to Admission Medication Reconciliation: Evaluation of the Accuracy of Admission Medication Reconciliation

Outcomes Associated with Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci and non-Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcal Infections Across a Community-based Health System

Previous Residents


  • John Shadowen
  • Alena Mitchell
  • Carlie Comeaux


  • Taylor Odom
  • Savan Patel
  • My An Pham


  • Ashley Hill
  • Jinny Guo
  • Emily Murray


  • Aericka O'Neal
  • Meredith Welty
  • Courtney Bradley