Vanderbilt University Medical Center offers a twelve-month PGY2 residency in cardiology pharmacy that offers comprehensive experience in a variety of cardiovascular practice areas. The purpose of the residency is to transition PGY1 residency graduates from generalist practice to specialized practice that meets the needs of cardiovascular patients. Graduates exit equipped to be fully integrated members of the interdisciplinary cardiovascular care team, able to make complex pharmacotherapy recommendations in a fast-paced environment. In addition, graduates are experienced in short-term research in cardiovascular pharmacotherapy, excel in their ability to teach other health professionals, and possess the experience necessary to exercise leadership for cardiology practice in the health system.
Cardiology Intensive Care
Cardiac Surgery & Mechanical Cardiac Support
Elective rotations will include two additional critical care rotations. Any rotation available to a PGY1 pharmacy resident at Vanderbilt may be completed by the PGY2 cardiology resident.
All rotations are four weeks in duration. A four week block will be designated as a transitional period dedicated to project time and meeting attendance. The resident's schedule is flexible in order to allow the resident to meet his/her career goals and interests.
Hospital Pharmacy Practice:
The resident will work in a guided hospital practice scheduled every fourth weekend and on selected holidays. The primary responsibility of the PGY2 resident will be clinical pharmacy practice such as pharmacokinetic consults and clinical dashboard activities. The resident will also participate in the clinical on-call program as either the primary clinical pharmacist on-call or as the back-up clinical pharmacist on-call for PGY1 residents.
The resident will conduct a research project over the course of the residency year. This project will include idea development, literature review, study design, IRB submission, data collection, data analysis, data interpretation, oral presentation and a written manuscript.
The resident is expected to serve as a mentor and role model to students and PGY1 residents. Faculty appointment at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy is encouraged. The resident may elect to participate in the Teaching Certificate program with Belmont University College of Pharmacy.
How to apply:
According to the VUMC departmental 'Early Commitment Policy' this position has been filled with an internal PGY1 candidate.
Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited B.S., or Doctor of Pharmacy program, have completed an accredited PGY1 residency, and be a licensed pharmacist in any state with reciprocation to Tennessee.
The Pharmacy Residency program is open to all US citizens, US nationals and eligible non-citizens. Information on US nationals and eligible non-citizens can be found on Vanderbilt's "US National and Eligible Citizens" page. Immigration sponsorship is not offered, so persona needing immigration sponsorship to work in the USA cannot be accepted into the program.
Submit the following application materials for the Cardiology residency to be received by Friday, January 11, 2013 5PM CST.
- Application form submitted through PhORCAS application portal
- Cover Letter/Letter of Intent
- Curriculum Vitae
- Three (3) formal letters of recommendation
- All college transcripts
- Must complete the Vanderbilt HR on-line application.
Cardiology (PGY2) Residency
Daniel C. Johnson PharmD, BCPS, Program Director
Telephone: 615.322.2374 Fax: 615.343.7280
Vanderbilt Pharmaceutical Services
1211 Medical Center Drive B131 VUH
Nashville, TN 37232-7610
Private nonprofit hospital/clinic . Teaching/Tertiary Model
Professional Staff = 150 . Non-professional staff = 220
Total Beds = 1065 . Average Daily Census = 877
Estimated stipend - approx. $57,173*