Baptist Golden Triangle PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Building on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes, the PGY1 pharmacy residency program at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle contributes to the ASHP PGY1 goal by providing the development of clinical pharmacists who are:

  • Responsible for the medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions
  • Eligible for board certification
  • Eligible for PGY2 pharmacy residency training

Residency Features

During this 12-month program, residents are involved in:

  • High-quality, patient-centered care
  • Medication use policy
  • Leadership and practice management
  • Project management
  • Education of health care providers and trainees
  • Medication-related support during medical emergencies

We offer rotations in:

  • Adult medicine
  • Critical care
  • Cardiology
  • Practice management
  • Oncology
  • Medication reconciliation
  • Outpatient pharmacy
  • Emergency medicine
  • Infectious disease

Example Resident Schedule

 5 Week Blocks Resident 1  Resident 2 Resident 3
   Orientation  Orientation  Orientation
 Cardiology  Adult Med I Central Operations
 Central Operations  Emergency Room Adult Med I
 Adult Med I  Central Operations Emergency Room
 Elective 1  Elective 1  Elective 1
 Adult Med II  Pharm Admin  Cardiology
 Pharm Admin Adult Med II  Critical Care
 Critical Care  Cardiology  Adult Med II
 Emergency Room  Critical Care  Pharm Admin
 Elective 2  Elective 2  Elective 2


Our Pharmacy Staff

We have more than 30 pharmacists and technicians performing daily duties in administrative, retail and hospital roles. We provide innovative services while partnering with physicians, other health care professionals, patients, and families to offer safe, high-quality, cost-effective medication management.

Meet Our Preceptors

Our Residents

Residents in our PGY1 pharmacy residency program come from many different educational, cultural and geographical backgrounds. This diversity of insights and opinions helps broaden and enrich the residency experience at Baptist Golden Triangle.

Meet Our Residents

Residency information and benefits

  • Application deadline: January 15
  • Estimated start date: Last week of June
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Resident positions available: 3
  • Estimated stipend: $46,000
  • Personal time off: 12 days per year
  • 2 “burn” days per year for mental health
  • Professional, family, sick, and extended leave available
  • Health and dental insurance available
  • Discounted meals
  • Off Thanksgiving and Christmas
  • Staffing- Every 3rd weekend
  • Work side by side with GME internal medicine residents

Application requirements and eligibility

  • Graduate or candidate for graduation of an ACPE-accredited pharmacy degree program
  • Eligible for Mississippi licensure and licensed within 3 months after start of program
  • PhORCAS application:
    • Letter of intent
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Official transcript from pharmacy school
    • Three letters of recommendation

Training Site

Baptist Golden Triangle is a 315-bed acute care hospital in Columbus, Mississippi. We have provided care to residents in East Mississippi and West Alabama for nearly 50 years. With more than 100 physicians and surgeons representing nearly every medical specialty, Baptist Golden Triangle provides a full range of comprehensive medical services. We are consistently recognized for meeting patient state, regional, and national quality and safety goals.

About Columbus, Mississippi

This small town’s rich historical heritage makes it a perfect destination for anyone who appreciates classic Southern architecture, food, and hospitality. You can enjoy gorgeous antebellum homes, treasure-filled antique and specialty shops, divine dining, year-round celebrations and outstanding outdoor recreation in parks, campgrounds, golf courses, and the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. Conveniently located near Starkville and Tupelo, Mississippi and Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Columbus is also a great place for college football fans.

PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Contact Information

Ron Welch, PharmD, BCPS, Program Director

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle
Department of Pharmacy Services
2520 N. 5th St.
Columbus, MS 39705