Pharmacy Practice (PGY1)
Vanderbilt University Hospital
The pharmacy practice (PGY-1) program is a 12-month, full-time residency, accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists. It was initiated in 1993 with one residency position and has grown over the years to 6 available positions. A broad range of experiences are incorporated into this PGY-1 curriculum from a variety of clinical rotation offerings in direct patient care settings as well as pharmacy administration, pharmacy systems, drug information and pharmacy projects that are therapeutic, quality, and safety related. Clinical experiences are focused in internal medicine and several critical care settings with a variety of electives including nutrition, transplantation, oncology and pediatrics. 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. We also offer specialty residencies in Informatics, Pediatrics, Critical Care, Cardiology, Oncology and Solid Organ Transplant. Some of these require the successful completion of a PGY-1 residency year.
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 and decision making and decision justification. In addition, we value flexibility in our program to work to the strengths and weaknesses of each resident while providing an opportunity for each resident to pursue and develop individual practice interests through 4 elective rotations.
|Required Rotations||Elective Rotations (typically 6 weeks)|
Internal Medicine (6 weeks)
Administration (6 weeks)
Pharmacy Staffing (various shifts)
Selective Rotations (one required)
|Surgical ICU (6 weeks)||Pediatric ICU|
|Trauma ICU (6 weeks)||Geriatrics|
How to Apply
Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited B.S. or Doctor of Pharmacy program, 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 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 Pharmacy Practice Residency to be received by January 4, 2013 5 PM 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 (see below)
Visit www.vanderbilt.edu/work-at-vanderbilt/ ; on the right side of the page under Search Jobs, click on 'External Applicants'. In the Job Number field insert 1212667, then click Search for Jobs. There are six PGY1 positions available but use the job number listed here for the application.
Program Contact Information
Pharmacy Practice Residency
Estimated stipend - approx. $52,000
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