MUSC Pharmacy Residency Graduation

Roby Hill
June 30, 2023
Marva Williams Lowe addresses the crowd at the Residency Graduation
Keynote speaker Marva Williams-Lowe addresses the crowd at the Residency Graduation.

They came to the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) from all over the country, drawn to MUSC's award-winning Pharmacy Residency Program; it is one of the largest, oldest, and most well-respected pharmacy residency programs in the country.

On June 30, 2023, MUSC pharmacy residents were able to add their names to the annals of this outstanding tradition, as they were honored at the MUSC Residency Graduation Program held on campus at St. Luke's Chapel. 

When MUSC's post-graduate year one (PGY1) residency program began in 1958, most pharmacy school graduates went straight into practice with a bachelor's degree in pharmacy. 

Today, a PGY1 residency is a highly-sought, highly-competitive post for newly graduating doctors of pharmacy. The graduation ceremony honored the achievements of both PGY1 residents and those finishing their PGY2 specialty year. 

The program featured speaker Marva Williams-Lowe, MUSC Health chief pharmacy officer and clinical associate dean of the MUSC College of Pharmacy, who was honored with the William H. Golod Award.

Other award winners included Residency Committee Exit Award winners Clint Ross (PGY2 Psychiatry), Holly Meadows (PGY2 Transplant), and Christian Leppert (PGY2 Internal Medicine).

The ceremony also honored residents finishing the research certificate program and/or academician preparation program.