Mississippi Baptist Medical Center PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residents

Shay Johnson, PharmD

PGY1 Resident

Shay Johnson, PharmD 

Undergraduate degree
Bachelor of Science in pharmaceutical sciences; University of Mississippi; Oxford, MS; 2019

Pharmacy degree
Doctor of Pharmacy; University of Mississippi; 2023

About Shay
Shay grew up in southeast Louisiana, and recently began taking golf lessons. She also enjoys playing tennis and reading, as well as spending time with her husband, Drew and their two “fur babies”. 

Why did you choose Baptist?
I chose Mississippi Baptist Medical Center because this program gives me the opportunity to grow as a pharmacist in a welcoming environment.

What is your day like?
The most rewarding part of the day is being able to help not only patients, but fellow employees. The Baptist Family Pharmacy always works hard to make sure prescriptions are ready on time, and if possible, affordable for our patients, whatever their financial situation.

Why did you choose pharmacy as a career?
I chose this career because I wanted to help people. Pharmacists are the most accessible health care providers and we change lives every day.

What's your favorite thing about Jackson?
My favorite thing about Jackson is the dining options here. There are so many good local restaurants in town.

Why would you recommend Baptist to a prospective applicant?
I would recommend Baptist because they are constantly trying to grow and better themselves. There are so many opportunities here and there is something for everybody.