The mission of UK HealthCare Pharmacy Services is to provide patient-centered medication therapy across the continuum of care and to foster a culture of scholarly inquisition, lifelong learning and original research that supports a safe, evidence-based and cost-effective medication management system.
Comprised of over 750 pharmacists, technicians and support staff, the pharmacy department at the University of Kentucky is a highly respected part of the heath care team. In the acute care setting, clinical services are provided within Internal Medicine, Neuro/Pulmonary, Cardiology, Transplant, Emergency Medicine, Surgery & Trauma, Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology, Behavioral Health, Nutrition Services, Anticoagulation Stewardship, and Antimicrobial Stewardship. In an effort to maximize accessibility to pharmaceutical services in the outpatient setting, UK HealthCare also provides numerous options for retail and specialty pharmacies. The connection between acute care and specialty and retail services is supported by a robust Transitions of Care Program through medication reconciliation and “Meds to Beds” services. Multiple ambulatory clinics across the enterprise include pharmacy services as well; some of which are pharmacist-driven via collaborative care agreements.
Pharmacy Residency Training at UK HealthCare
Pharmacy residency training through the University of Kentucky HealthCare originated in the 1960s. Since then, the University of Kentucky HealthCare Pharmacy Residency Program has grown exponentially to consist of two PGY1 pharmacy practice programs and eleven PGY2 specialty programs who have graduated over 500 residents combined thus far. Each residency program offered through University of Kentucky HealthCare upholds a strong relationship with the College of Pharmacy to augment clinical, research, and academia training. All programs are administered by the UK HealthCare Pharmacy Department and the office of Graduate Medical Education (GME). The GME office typically handles all of the employment and benefits information and governs all post-graduate resident and fellow trainees.
UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program
The University of Kentucky HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital Post Graduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency program is a twelve month ASHP-Accredited program. The mission of the program is to further develop the resident’s professional competence in providing distinguished pharmaceutical care while honing their professional self-development. In accordance with the guidelines and accreditation standards of ASHP for PGY1 Pharmacy Residency programs, this program is structured with an emphasis on providing clinical pharmacy services in both a community hospital and an academic medical center, and fostering the resident’s growth in the areas of communication, critical thinking, leadership, attitude, and teamwork. Upon completion of this program the resident will be equipped to practice at a high-level in a multitude of settings.
Completed PhORCAS Application by January 2, 2020 11:59 PM EST
Eligible for licensure in the State of Kentucky
Graduate of an ACPE accredited college/school of pharmacy
*Please refer to our website (uky.edu/pharmres) for a more detailed description of our program.
About UK HealthCare - Good Samaritan Hospital
Founded in 1888, Good Samaritan Hospital is a 186-bed community teaching hospital. Following its acquisition by UK HealthCare in 2007, the hospital’s reputation for providing exceptional patient care was only improved; it now provides access to resources of a major health care system while maintaining the feel of a community hospital. Ongoing collaboration with UK’s Albert B. Chandler Medical Center and the UK College of Pharmacy creates an environment infused with the latest in teaching, research and practice.