Department of Pharmaceutical Services

Solid Organ Transplant (PGY2)

Program Overview

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in conjunction with the Vanderbilt Transplant Center, offers a one-year specialty residency in solid organ transplantation. The Vanderbilt Transplant Center specializes in kidney, liver, pancreas, heart and lung transplantation. The purpose of the residency is to develop a clinical transplant pharmacist competent in all areas of solid organ transplantation and a leader among their peers. The resident is expected to participate in the continuum of care of transplant recipients.


Core Rotations:  Electives: (may select 1, *1 month block)
  Liver Transplant (3 months)   Cardiology
  Renal/Pancreas (3 months)         HIV Outpatient
  Heart/Lung (3 months)   Internal Medicine
  Transplant ID (1 month)   Critical Care
    * other options may be available

Program Details:   The Vanderbilt Transplant Center

 Benefits  2014 - 2015 Transplant Resident
 TN Board of Pharmacy & Naplex  Transplant Resident Graduates
 Vanderbilt Community  Nashville, Tennessee 
 FAQ  Preceptors

How to Apply

Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited B.S. or Doctor of Pharmacy program, be a licensed pharmacist in any state with reciprocation to Tennessee and completed an accredited PGY1 residency program.

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 Non-Citizens” page.  Immigration sponsorship is not offered, so persons needing immigration sponsorship to work in the USA cannot be accepted into the program.

Submit the following application materials for the Solid Organ Transplantation Residency to be received by January 1.

  • Application form submitted through PhORCAS application portal
  • Cover letter/Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three (3) formal letter of recommendation
  • Pharmacy college transcripts

Program Contact Information

 Application Deadline - January 1

 Contact Information
Christie Truscott, PharmD, Residency Program Director
Telephone: 615.322.8992   Fax: 615.936.2787
Vanderbilt Transplant Center &
Vanderbilt Pharmaceutical Services
1313 21st Avenue South    805 Oxford House 
Nashville, TN  37232-4745

Institutional Information
Private nonprofit hospital/clinic  .  Teaching/Tertiary Model
Professional Staff = 150  .   Non-professional staff = 220
Total Beds = 1065  .   Average Daily Census = 877

 Estimated stipend - approx. $60,593*
1 position available 

* info has not been verified

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