Department of Pharmaceutical Services

Pharmacy Practice (PGY1)

PGY1 Class of 2013Program Overview

The pharmacy practice (PGY-1) residency is a 12 month program accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, and was initiated in 1993 with one residency position and has grown over the years to four available positions. This residency offers the opportunity to learn and practice pharmaceutical care in an acute setting with an emphasis in critical care. Experiences are offered in management, critical care, cardiology, oncology, nutrition, transplant, pediatrics, general medicine and informatics. Focused and personalized needs are also incorporated into each resident’s program goals. This site utilizes the ASHP Residency Learning System extensively, which offers the resident a well planned experience, which is tailored, personalized and progressive.

Program Mission

The PGY1 year is focused on establishing a core skill set in clinical practice, pharmacy operations and pharmacy leadership. More specifically, the program works on development of these core skills by focusing on drug information and literature evaluation, pharmacotherapy evaluation and management, project based research and team functioning, presentation development and delivery, direct patient interaction/decision making and decision justification.

Required Rotations
   Internal Medicine 
Pharmacy Orientation

Selective Rotations (two required)
   Surgical ICU
   Trauma ICU 
   Medical ICU
   Neonatal ICU
   Pediatric ICU

Elective Rotations   
   Burn ICU
   General Pediatrics
   HIV Outpatient
   Infectious Disease
   Solid Tumor Oncology
   Solid Organ Transplant
   Bone Marrow Transplant

Program Details

  Year at a glance

  2016 - 2017 PGY1 Residents

  Resident Graduates


  Preceptors & Practitioners


  Vanderbilt Community  

  Nashville, Tennessee

 Pharmacy Practice Residency
Application Information
Number of Positions: Four      
Residency starting date: July 5
Estimated stipend - approx. $54,101*
*info not verified

Requirements: Doctor of Pharmacy degree,
CV, Letter of Intent, 3 letters of
transcripts for pharmacy courseworklicensure in Tennessee.

Submit application in PhORCAS application portal by Jan 1 deadline. 

Whitney Jones, PharmD, BCPS    Residency Program Director
Telephone: 615.322.2374

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Department of Pharmacy
1211 Medical Center Drive  B131 VUH
Nashville, TN  37232-7610

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

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