The Norton Hospitals PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes. It contributes to the development of clinical pharmacists who are responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY-2) pharmacy residency training.
Accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists since 2009, our PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program is able to benefit from the depth and breadth of clinical pharmacy services offered by more than 100 pharmacists in the inpatient, community and ambulatory pharmacies throughout the system.
Each resident’s schedule is shaped to allow for progressive development of knowledge and skills and to best prepare them for the next step of their career. This residency program will provide the knowledge, skills and competence required for pharmacy practice within a healthcare-system; including medication-related care of patients in both inpatient and ambulatory settings. Rotational and longitudinal experiences encompass a broad range of pharmaceutical services including internal medicine, critical care, infectious diseases, oncology, pediatrics, and medical information systems technology. Residents will complete a longitudinal research project and obtain a Teaching Certificate. Opportunities exist to mentor and educate students through both didactic and practice based teaching. Graduates will be prepared to assume positions as pharmacist clinicians in a multi-hospital system environment or to pursue second year post graduate training in specialized primary care.
All pharmacy residents are eligible for full employee benefits of Norton Healthcare. Each PGY-1 resident is salaried and receives a stipend of $48,000 plus benefits. Each position requires a commitment of one calendar year. The estimated start date for PGY-1 is July 1. There are 7 PGY1 positions available.
Benefits at a glance
Paid time off: 15 days (including holiday, vacation, sick and personal time)
Professional liability insurance
Office space with computer for each resident
Travel funds available for various professional meetings (covers registration, travel, hotels and meals)
Applications for the Norton Hospitals PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency must be accessed through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). Applications should include:
Letter of intent/personal statement
Three references/letters of recommendation
Official college transcript
Candidates should obtain Kentucky pharmacist licensure or eligibility for Kentucky licensure upon graduation.
About Norton Healthcare
For 130 years, Norton Healthcare’s faith heritage has guided its mission to provide quality health care to all those it serves. Today, Norton Healthcare is a leader in serving adult and pediatric patients throughout Greater Louisville, Southern Indiana, the commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond. The hospital and health care system is the Louisville area’s third largest private employer, providing care at more than 210 locations throughout Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana. The Louisville-based not-for-profit system includes five Louisville hospitals with 1,837 licensed beds; seven outpatient centers; 13 Norton Immediate Care Centers; more than 13,000 employees; more than 750 employed medical providers; and approximately 2,000 total physicians on its medical staff. In 2015 Norton Healthcare was named by Healthiest Employers as the 11th healthiest place to work in the country. More information about Norton Healthcare is available at NortonHealthcare.com