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Pharmacy Department Vision:
In everything we do, our steps guide us toward focused pharmaceutical care for our patients.

Department Description:
Our practice model is patient-centric, and we are focused on moving our practice closer to the patient.  In addition to expanding the operational function and scope of our technicians, we are also developing more clinically focused pharmacists.

We are also attentive on growing and optimizing our hybrid decentralized model which includes IT integration and automated dispensing.

The Pharmacy department at Memorial Hospital Gulfport employs over 30 pharmacists and provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Pharmacist specialists practice in a wide variety of clinical areas including critical care, infectious disease and ambulatory care.  Our staff provide a variety of services across the continuum of care.

Memorial PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program

Welcome message from Jon Arnold, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director

On behalf of the members of our Pharmacy department, thank you for your interest in Memorial Hospital Pharmacy Residency Program!

We take pride in our comprehensive residency program with opportunities for our residents to learn in a variety of patient care settings. Our dedicated staff and faculty are committed to the residents’ success, providing flexibility and the opportunity to tailor experiences to fit their needs. Our residents complete our program as highly competitive candidates ready to excel in the area of their choice.

We look forward to meeting you to further discuss the highlights of our program. Please do not hesitate to contact me or any other preceptors with questions you may have. We wish you well in your residency search!

Current Residents

Chelsea attended the University of Southern Mississippi for her undergraduate education, followed by acceptance into the inaugural class at William Carey University School of Pharmacy, where she received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Her pharmaceutical interests include geriatrics, internal medicine, and ambulatory care. Chelsea is a native of Pascagoula, Mississippi, but currently resides in Ocean Springs, where she loves spending time with friends and family. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, good music, and her treasured book club.

Tiffany received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing as well as her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from William Carey University. Prior to pursuing pharmacy, she practiced as a registered nurse for 10 years, primarily focusing in emergency medicine and intensive care. She also owns and operates Entrekin Insurance in D’Iberville with her husband Jody. Her primary areas of interest in healthcare include emergency medicine, intensive care, and cardiology. After completion of her residency, her goal is to become a hospital clinical pharmacist, preferably in one of her areas of interest. She is an avid lover of dogs and enjoys reading in her spare time.

Inaugural Residency Class (2021)

Faith Crawford completed the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Memorial June 2021. Faith received her Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences degree as well as her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy in Oxford, Mississippi. Shortly after, Faith relocated to Gulfport to pursue residency. Her primary interests include critical care and cardiology. Her favorite aspect of residency was working with multidisciplinary teams and participating in patient rounds. Outside of work, Faith enjoys reading, traveling, running and spending time with family and friends. After completing her residency, Faith became a member of the Memorial inpatient pharmacy team!

Brandon Stevens also completed the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Memorial June 2021. Brandon completed undergraduate coursework in his home state of Arizona and was then accepted to Wingate University School of Pharmacy in Hendersonville, North Carolina, where he received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Brandon’s interest in pharmacy primarily concerns infectious diseases; however, internal medicine is a close second. Outside of pharmacy, he enjoys firearms, muscle cars and camping. Upon completion of his residency, Brandon returned to his home state of Arizona.

Why Memorial?
  • Two positions/year
  • Competitive stipend
  • Comprehensive benefits package (health, dental and vision insurance)
  • Paid time off
  • Travel reimbursement for national, regional and state meetings
Why Coastal Mississippi?

You’ll love living on the Mississippi Gulf Coast! Beaches? Check. Friendly people? Check. An affordable lifestyle? Check. Award-winning dining, thriving downtowns and plenty of nightlife? Check!

The Mississippi Gulf Coast is a great place to live. Located about an hour from the unique flavor of New Orleans and an hour and a half from the Florida Panhandle, the Coast (as locals affectionately call it) has the irresistible combination of proximity and community. From ecotourism to craft breweries, from the excitement of our local casinos to the quiet beauty of preserved woodlands and national seashores, you’ll find plenty of reasons to quickly fall in love with the place we call home.

Eligibility and Application

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree from ACPE-Accredited School of Pharmacy (or in process of pursuing
    accreditation) or Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from
    the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)
  • Licensed or eligible to apply for licensure in the state of Mississippi
  • Participant in the ASHP Residency Matching Program
  • Completed application submitted to PhORCAS by deadline and must include
       o Letter of Intent
       o Copy of pharmacy school transcript
       o Three professional references/evaluations
       o Curriculum Vitae
  • If selected, on-site interview for Phase I of the Match 

Residency Mission:

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Purpose Statement:

Our residency program aims to develop graduate pharmacists into independent pharmaceutical care practitioners in acute care settings, potential educators or adjunct faculty, and/or ready for further training in PGY2 residency or fellowship programs. Residents interact with a variety of healthcare professionals including pharmacists, pharmacy specialists, physicians, medical residents, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, dietitians, social workers and other healthcare professionals. The residency offers a full range of experiences in areas including: Critical Care, Infectious Diseases, Hematology/Oncology, Internal Medicine, Drug Information, Administration/Practice Management, Ambulatory Services, Nutrition, Emergency Medicine, and Informatics. In addition, residents gain valuable experiences through multidisciplinary rounds, medication use evaluations, patient consults, and staffing. Residents will also have the opportunity to complete a quality improvement project, precept doctor of pharmacy students on rotations (both APPE and IPPE), and provide in-services to pharmacy as well as other health care providers.

Rotation Scheduling:

The following are required learning experiences along with their durations:

Required Rotations



4 weeks

Central Pharmacy Operations

4 weeks

Infectious Diseases

4 weeks

Critical Care I

4 weeks

Critical Care II

4 weeks

Unit Based Clinical Pharmacy

4 weeks


4 weeks

Drug Information

4 weeks

Transition of Care

4 weeks

Practice Management


P&T Committee


Residency Project


Staffing and Service Commitment



Elective Learning Experiences:

Elective learning experiences are available in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings that allow residents to tailor the program.  Each resident will have two elective blocks for a total of 8 weeks.  The following elective rotations are offered:

Elective Rotation



4 weeks

Emergency Services


Infectious Diseases II

4 weeks

Medication Safety

4 weeks


4 weeks

Outpatient Pharmacy

4 weeks


The month of December will be reserved for attending ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and concentrated time for working on residency project and other longitudinal rotation responsibilities.


Preceptors                                                                               Specialty Rotation(s)


Jon Arnold, Pharm.D.                                                              Orientation, Unit-Based Clinical
 Pharmacy, Nutrition Elective
 P&T Committee

Betty Burns, Pharm.D.                                                             Infectious Diseases

Shaun Chastka, B.Pharm., MBA, RPh,                                   Practice Management

Rabiah Dys, Pharm.D.                                                             Clinical Program Development

Carolyn Hebert, PharmD                                                         Critical Care II

Jessica Johnson, PharmD, BCPS                                           Academia elective, ESD elective 

Ashlee Ladner, PharmD                                                          Outpatient pharmacy elective

Lauren Martino, Pharm.D., BCPS                                           Critical Care I

David McKenzie, B.Pharm., MDiv, RPh                                  Transition of Care, ESD elective

Lindsay McNally, PharmD, BCPS                                 Unit-Based Clinical Pharmacy

Lee Ann Reesor, Pharm.D.                                                     Central Operations, Service Commitment

Kenneth Runyan, B.Pharm., RPh                                           Oncology

Valerie Sheehan, Pharm.D.                                                    Clinical Program Development

For more information, contact Jon Arnold, PharmD at (228) 867-4025 or by email (preferred) at joarnold@mhg.com