Our team of pharmacy residents come from around the country and have varying research and career interests. Many come to UofL Hospital because it is an academic medical center, which serves as an optimal environment for learning. Within the pharmacy department, qualified and dedicated pharmacy preceptors are committed to training the next generation of pharmaceutical leaders. Beyond participating in the day-to-day clinical and operational pharmacy functions at UofL Hospital, our residents participate in a number of additional professional and social activities.
Why train at UofL Hospital?
Our Pharmacy Residency Program features preceptors with board certification and additional post graduate certification in various fields of pharmacy practice.
Members of the pharmacy staff are involved and hold leadership positions in local, state and national professional pharmacy organizations.
The Pharmacy Department is committed to patient and community education, providing medication reconciliation and medication management education opportunities.
Pharmacists provide comprehensive services to achieve optimal drug therapy outcomes for all patients, families and providers through decentralized clinical pharmacy services in all critical care and general medicine areas including:
o Bone Marrow Transplant o Burn o MICU o Emergency Department o Internal Medicine o Neonatal Intensive Care o Neuro-anesthesia o Oncology o Stroke/Neurology o Trauma/Surgery o Psychiatry o Operating/Recovery Room
Our pharmacists are involved in several ambulatory clinics, including an anti-coagulation clinic, Diabetes Medication Therapy Management (MTM) clinic, HIV/AIDS clinic, in addition to some new emerging ambulatory care based clinics
PGY1 and PGY2 rotations include:
Outpatient Infectious Diseases (Hep C/HIV)
Critical Care – Medical ICU
Critical Care – Neurosurgical ICU
Critical Care – Surgical ICU
Off-site Electives (Solid Organ Transplant, Pediatric ICU, Cardiology/CT ICU)
Residency duration: 12 months Application deadline: Early January (PhORCAS - Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service) Start date: Late June Interview required: Yes Curriculum vitae required: Yes Letters of recommendation: 3 (PhORCAS - Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service) Formal Letter of intent (strengths, weaknesses, goals, what about UL interests) Official transcripts
About University of Louisville Hospital
The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at UofL Hospital is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and offers a complete experience in both acute and ambulatory care. The program is structured according to ASHP’s Residency Program Design and Conduct and is designed to be flexible and individualized to the resident's professional goals and interests.
Residents are encouraged to develop an approach to their profession that leads to life-long learning and career satisfaction.
The fundamental goals of this residency program are to develop clinical practitioners who are capable of:
• Delivering pharmaceutical care to patients in several specialized areas with a focus on providing clinical pharmacy services in a proficient and compassionate manner.
• Educating patients, students and healthcare providers.
• Functioning as an effective member of the health care team.
• Demonstrating professional leadership, confidence and strong communication skills.
• Improving individual practice by self-evaluating one’s skills in providing pharmaceutical care.
The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at UofL Hospital builds o...n Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) education and outcomes to help develop clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care and who are eligible for board certification and postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.