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Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY1) Program

The goal of the program is to develop high-quality pharmacists who are focused on patient-centered care and are able to function in a variety of settings.

Upon completion of the program, residents will be competent to:

  • Manage and improve medication-use process
  • Provide evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management among interdisciplinary teams
  • Exercise leadership and practice management skills
  • Demonstrate project management skills
  • Provide medication and practice-related education/training
  • Utilize medical informatics
  • Proceed into a PGY2 program or a General Clinical Pharmacist position

Pharmacy Residency Job Description - JCMC

 Pharmacy: Available Positions

For more information contact:

Kirsten Parker, PharmD, CGP, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist, Residency Program Director
(423) 431-2786 or

Pharmacy: Sample PGY1 Year

Pharmacy Practice Residency: Education Experience

 Residents shall possess good
  communication skills and 
  analytical and leadership abilities.

  They must demonstrate the
  ability to work closely with
  physicians and paramedical
  professions in a multidisciplinary

  Special requirements for 
  acceptance include:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) from an accredited college/school of pharmacy, or equivalent experience
  • Current pharmacist licensure in the state of Tennessee or will obtain licensure within 90 days of employment
  • American Heart Association's Basic Life Support certification with goal to pursue Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certification

Pharmacy: Elective Opportunities

  • Complete application for position on  www.mshahr.com
  • Complete Applicant Registration form through the National Matching Service (NMS)
  • Submit CV, letter of intent, and transcript
  • Submit three letters of reference using the ASHP Residency Applicant Recommendation Request form      

Pharmacy: Important Dates

  • Application deadline - Jan 1
  • Anticipated start date - Jun 18 


Pharmacy: Core Rotations 

Cardiology, Critical Care - Medical, Critical Care - Surgical/Trauma, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine   





 Pharmacy: Longitudinal Experiences

Administration, Drug Distribution, Drug Information, Medication Safety, Nutrition Support, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacy Practice, Research

Pharmacy: Elective Opportunities

Academia, Behavioral Health, Emergency Medicine, Management, Oncology, Pediatrics

Each resident's experiences will include core rotations within the initial six months of rotations, while the remaining six months of rotations will be tailored to individual interest while developing clinical and leadership skills. The ASHP Resident Learning System

  Salary: Competitive with
  MSHA benefits package

 Pharmacy: Elective Opportunities

This PGY1 program offers a voluntary Teaching and Learning Certificate through the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy at East Tennessee State University (ETSU). This requires a separate application after the match has been completed.