This residency incorporates many aspects of clinical pharmacy practice through a wide range of experiences. Required learning experiences include anticoagulation clinic, cardiology, critical care(cardiac, medical-surgical, or neonatal), infectious diseases, internal medicine, management, metabolic support/nutrition, psychiatry, and drug information (longitudinal). Elective learning experiences include blood and marrow transplantation, corporate pharmacy management/medication safety, oncology, outcomes research/pharmacoeconomics, and women's health. Written and verbal communication skills are emphasized throughout the program. Additionally, residents participate in on-call clinical services, complete an original research project, and deliver formal presentations.
Residents are mentored by outstanding, experienced, and dedicated preceptors who are committed to patient care and training of new practitioners. Many of the preceptors are board certified or credentialed in their specialty areas. There are also opportunities for teaching and serving as clinical preceptors for pharmacy students from Belmont University, Lipscomb University, and the University of Tennessee. Each resident is required to complete a research project. Residents will present preliminary data at the Midyear Clinical Meeting, and present study results and conclusions at the Southeastern Residency Conference in the spring. Residents are required to prepare and deliver formal and informal presentations to physicians, nurses, and pharmacists.
The following information must be submitted through ASHP's Pharmacy Online Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS): Letter of Intent; Curriculum vitae; Pharmacy school transcripts; and three letters of reference - at least two letters should be written by a preceptor, faculty member, or practicing pharmacist. An on-site interview in January or February is required and applicants must be eligible for Tennessee licensure upon completion of Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
About TriStar Centennial Medical Center
TriStar Centennial is the flagship hospital of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), the largest operator of private hospitals in the world. It is the major tertiary referral hospital of TriStar Health (a division of HCA), serving Middle Tennessee, Southern Kentucky, and Northern Georgia. The medical center's campus is home to TriStar Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Centennial, TriStar Centennial Women's & Children's, TriStar Centennial Heart & Vascular Center, as well as TriStar Parthenon Pavilion, one of the oldest and largest full-service psychiatric facilities in the region. 24/7 care is also available at TriStar Ashland City, a critical access hospital in nearby Cheatham County.