Pharmacy Residency Program (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 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.

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)

  • Trauma ICU                                             

  • Surgical ICU

  • Medical ICU

  • Neuro ICU

  • Cardiology

  • Nutrition                             


  • Burn ICU

  • Emergency Medicine

  • General Pediatrics

  • Geriatrics

  • HIV/HCV Outpatient

  • HIV Outpatient

  • Infectious Diseases

  • Internal Medicine (Riven Service)

  • Pediatric ICU

  • Malignant Hematology

  • Medical Oncology

  • Medication Safety

  • Neonatal ICU

  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

  • Solid Organ Transplant

  • Stem Cell Transplant

  • Informatics

Program Details

Year at a glance

2017-2018 PGY-1 Residents

Resident Graduates


Preceptors & Practitioners


Vanderbilt Community

Nashville, Tennessee

Application Information

 Number of Positions: Five

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

Kelli Rumbaugh, PharmD, BCPS, PGY-1 Residency Program Director

Telephone: 615-343-3854

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