Pharmacy Practice (PGY1)

Program Overview

PGY1 Class 2017-2018The 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 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.



  • Internal Medicine

  • Administration

  • Pharmacy Orientation

Selective (two required)

  • Surgical ICU

  • Trauma ICU

  • Medical ICU

  • Neonatal ICU

  • Pediatric ICU

  • Nutrition


  • Burn ICU

  • Cardiology

  • General Pediatrics

  • Geriatrics

  • Hematology/Oncology

  • HIV Outpatient

  • Infectious Disease

  • Informatics

  • Solid Tumor Oncology

  • Solid Organ Transplant

  • Bone Marrow Transplant

Program Details

Year at a glance

2017-2018 PGY-1 Residents

Resident Graduates


Preceptors & Practitioners


Vanderbilt Community

Nashville, Tennessee

Application Information

 Number of Positions: Four

Residency starting date: June 19th

Estimated stipend - approx. $54,101*

*info not verified

Application Requirements

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.

Contact Information

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