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VUMC Pharmacy Residency Programs

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Residency Programs

The mission of the Department of Pharmaceutical Services is to provide outstanding patient care by optimizing medication use and ensuring patient safety. This commitment extends to our patients, customers & community and encompasses service, teaching and research to optimize medication-related outcomes.

General Residency Information

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has supported post-graduate pharmacy education since 1993 when the PGY1 Pharmacy residency was first accredited by ASHP. Since that time, Vanderbilt has added 4 additional VUMC Adult PGY1 positions and established multiple PGY2 pharmacy residency programs such as: Cardiology (2013), Critical Care (2008), Health System Pharmacy Administration (2016), Infectious Diseases (2017), Informatics (2006), Oncology (2011), Solid Organ Transplant (2006) and PGY1/PGY2 Pediatrics at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. All programs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are ASHP-accredited or in the accreditation process.

Under the guidance of our clinical and administrative staff our residents have the opportunity to learn and practice pharmaceutical care in acute settings with additional experiences offered in management, critical care, cardiology, oncology, nutrition, transplant, pediatrics, general medicine and informatics. Residents are involved in longitudinal experiences such as conferences, code coverages, research projects, and teaching opportunities, as well as, integrated into multidisciplinary patient teams to optimize pharmacotherapy plans. This unique experience is personally tailored to each pharmacy resident and will build a foundation for the residents to provide a high level of clinical pharmacy practice.

General Program Information

Application deadlines:
January 1, 2019

Application website:

Starting date:
PGY1 Residents - June 17, 2019 (tentative)
PGY2 Residents - July 1, 2019

Estimated stipend:
PGY1 Residents: $54,101
PGY2 Residents: $60,593
**Salaries have not been verified

Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
Allotment of personal time off for vacation, holidays, educational activities, interviews and sick time

Training Site:
Private non-profit hospital/clinic teaching/tertiary model
Total Beds = 1065
Average Daily Census = 877 

Pharmacy Staff:
Professional Staff = 150
Non-professional staff = 220

Current Residents

2018-2019 VUMC pharmacy residents at ASHP midyear residency showcase

Back row (left to right): Garrett Crothers, Brendan Mangan, Zach Haffler, Catherine Gawronski, Jared Gabbert, Lindsey Safley, Connor Deri, Michael Wisner
Front row (left to right): Jenna Bartlett, Alexandria David, Andrea Goettel, Jillian Hayes, Tracey Thomas, Lauren Schmidt
Not pictured: Kristina Colmenares, Shelby Merchant

VUMC Residency Chiefs at 2018 ASHP Midyear Residency Showcase

Chief Residents: Jillian Hayes (PGY2 ID) and Garrett Crothers (PGY2 HSPA)

VUMC pharmacy residents at Disneyland 2018

Back row (left to right): Garrett Crothers (PGY2 HSPA), Zach Haffler (PGY1), Jared Gabbert (PGY1 HSPA), Brendan Mangan (PGY1), Michael Wisner (PGY2 Informatics), Connor Deri (PGY1)
Front row (left to right): Catherine Gawronski (PGY1), Jillian Hayes (PGY2 ID), Tracey Thomas (PGY2 Transplant), Nichole Foster, Lindsey Safley (PGY1), Lauren Schmidt  (PGY2 Critical Care)

Congratulations to our PGY1 Residents on their Early Commitment to VUMC PGY2 Programs

Lindsey Safley- Early Commitment to PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency

Lindsey Safley- Early Commitment to PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency


Connor Deri- Early Commitment to PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency

Connor Deri- Early Commitment to PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency


Brendan Mangan- Early Commitment to PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency

Brendan Mangan- Early Commitment to PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency