Saint Joseph East’s post-graduate year one pharmacy residency builds on students’ Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) 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.
Saint Joseph East offers a progressive residency program with a variety of rotations not offered by most community hospitals. Rotations and sequencing of the experiences are selected with emphasis placed on the resident’s post-residency goals. We enjoy a close relationship with our physician staff and many of our rotations offer rounding with the attending physician. Our program places an importance on daily resident-preceptor time because we believe that greater learning takes place during these interactions. Residents also have the opportunity to co-precept pharmacy students from the University of Kentucky, Butler University, and Belmont University during Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience rotations (Ambulatory Oncology, Cardiology, Critical Care, and Long-term Acute Care).
Residents with a desire for additional experience in a particular population of interest can complete rotations offered at the University of Kentucky and other KentuckyOne Health facilities.
Our residents complete a year-long research project with the goal of publishing their research results by the end of the year. The residents present their research at ASHP’s Midyear Clinical Meeting as well as the Great Lakes Regional Residency Conference. Residents also participate in Sullivan University's Teaching Certificate Program and present didactic lectures to pharmacy students. Our residents participate in Grand Rounds where they present unique patient cases and clinical pearls to physicians, nurses, and pharmacists at Saint Joseph East.
Applicants may apply through PhORCAS January 4th, 2019. Residents begin on-site orientation in mid-June.
Applicants must be graduates or candidates for graduation of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program (or one in process of pursuing accreditation) or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP).
Applicants must be licensed or eligible for licensure in the state of Kentucky.
About Saint Joseph East
Saint Joseph East (SJE) is a 217 bed community hospital located in the rapidly growing southeastern part of Lexington, Kentucky. SJE is a member of KentuckyOne Health, the largest health system in the
Commonwealth. At SJE, high quality inpatient care, ambulatory surgery, and 24-hour emergency care are supported through traditional services such as Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, Urology,
Neonatology, Pulmonary, Nephrology, and Infectious Diseases. Additional specialty services include Breast Care, Sleep Care, Diabetes and Nutrition Care, Weight Loss Surgery, Rehabilitation services, and the Women’s
Hospital at Saint Joseph East.
The pharmacy staff is comprised of hospital based pharmacists, clinical pharmacists, PGY1 residents, and
technical staff. Members of the pharmacy staff provide both centralized and decentralized pharmaceutical care and patient education throughout the institution to assure safe, accurate, rational and cost-effective medication therapy. Daily activities focus on the provision of pharmaceutical care within the department’s clinical role in assuring patient-centered, rational drug therapy. Clinical pharmacy services are offered in collaboration with health care professionals for the cure and prevention of disease.