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 five 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.
The PGY-1 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.
Selective (two required)
Number of Positions: Five
Residency starting date: June 19th
Estimated stipend - approx. $54,101*
*info not verified
Doctor of Pharmacy degree,
CV, Letter of Intent, 3 letters of recommendation,
transcripts for pharmacy coursework, licensure in Tennessee.
Submit application in PhORCAS application portal by Jan 1 deadline.
Kelli Rumbaugh, PharmD, BCPS, PGY-1 Residency Program Director
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Department of Pharmacy
1211 Medical Center Drive B131 VUH
Nashville, TN 37232-7610
Private non-profit hospital/clinic . Teaching/Tertiary Model
Professional Staff = 150 . Non-professional staff = 220
Total Beds = 1065 . Average Daily Census = 877