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Pharmacy Residency

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training. Upon completion of this 12 month residency, residents will be able to demonstrate competency in the following areas:

  • Patient Care
  • Advancing Practice and Improving Patient Care
  • Leadership and Management
  • Teaching, Education, and Dissemination of Knowledge
  • Pharmacy Research

Program overview

The Residency Program at CHI Memorial is a postgraduate year one (PGY1) residency and is designed to prepare pharmacists for advanced level practice at a community-based hospital. The resident, in conjunction with a multidisciplinary healthcare team, will be responsible and accountable for the provision and oversight of evidence-based, patient-centered medication related outcomes. The resident will develop a strong foundation in pharmacotherapy, operational, and practice management skills. Residents develop a strong foundation in pharmacotherapy, operational, and practice management skills. Required rotations include anticoagulation, cardiology, critical care, drug information/drug use policy, emergency medicine, hospital pharmacy practice (staffing), infectious disease, internal medicine, medication reconciliation, nutrition support, orientation, pharmacokinetics and pharmacy administration. Elective Rotations include informatics, nephrology, oncology, pain management, or residents may repeat any required rotation twice.

Resident activities include, but are not limited to: In-services for staff and patients, multi-disciplinary rounds, precepting, major research project (present at SERC), ASHP mid-year poster presentation, CE presentations, P&T Committee participation, MUE and new drug reviews and community involvement.

Applicant requirements

Residency applicants must:

  • Be a graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy degree program
  • Be eligible for licensure in the state of Tennessee
  • Submit a detailed letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, official pharmacy school transcripts, and three letters of recommendation through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS®) website at
  • Participate in the ASHP Resident Matching Program.

This residency site agrees that no person at this site will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant. Submit all requirements to PhORCAS® by January 3.

Benefits include: travel allowance to ASHP Midyear and SERC, two weeks paid vacation, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, discounted meals, and free parking.

CHI Memorial will not be able to provide H1B sponsorship for non-US citizens.

Our program brochure contains additional information. If you have any questions, please contact Karen Babb, Pharm. D. at [email protected].