Pharmacy Residency Program
Clark Memorial Health offers a one-year, hospital-based Pharmacy Residency program for postgraduate students interested in working in the hospital setting. The program is designed to prepare pharmacists for generalized clinical pharmacy practice and the expanding role pharmacists are playing in patient care at hospitals. Our PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program is pending accreditation by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).
The one-year program is designed to expose residents to all aspects of hospital pharmacy including:
- Progressive, decentralized pharmacy practice model in a community hospital
- Clinical pharmacy roles at multiple hospitals in the area
- Experiences include two months each in Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care Unit, and Internal Medicine
- Teaching Certificate with local school of pharmacy
- Fostering growth of a competent, efficient, and strong clinical practitioner collaborating within a healthcare team setting
Residents meet with their preceptor on a quarterly basis.
Clark Memorial Health is a full service hospital with an accredited chest pain center which is licensed to perform cardiac catheterization 24/7. Clark has the busiest Emergency Department in Southern Indiana with about 45,000 visits per year. The pharmacy at Clark is progressive, offering many clinical services. Clinical pharmacists work decentralized which allows pharmacists to round and provide pharmaceutical care. Residents will also do a rotation at Scott Memorial Health, a sister hospital of Clark Memorial, which operates as a critical access center.
Residency Program Core Rotations:
- Orientation (1 month)
- Internal Medicine (1 month)
- Transitions of Care (1 month)
- ED 1 – Overview of Emergency Medicine Services (1 month)
- ED 2 – Toxicology and Infectious Disease Focus (1 month)
- Emergency Medicine (2 months)
- Critical Care (2 months)
- Administration (1 month)
- Critical Access Center/Research (1 month)
- Infectious Disease (1 month)
- Electives (2 months), adjusted to areas of interest including:
- Emergency Medicine - Expanded Role
- Critical Care - Expanded Role
- Internal Medicine - Repeat
- Scott Memorial - Expanded Role
- Ambulatory Care - Repeat
- Pharmacy Informatics
- IM - Repeat
- Critical Care - ID focus
- Longitudinal experiences include:
- Drug information
- Medication use evaluations
- Policy improvement project
- Formulary monograph review
- Outcomes research project
- Staffing every 3rd weekend (Sat, Sun 8-10 hr. shifts) (with compensatory half day off) and one 4-hour shift per week
- Code response - residents respond to all codes
- Co-precepting pharmacy students
- Teaching Learning Certificate through Sullivan University College of Pharmacy
To learn more about the program please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Deadline: January 3rd
- Residents must be a graduate of an accredited college of pharmacy
- Be eligible for Indiana Registered Pharmacist License within 90 days of residency start date.
- Submit application materials through Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS™)
- Include the following: curriculum vitae; a letter of intent expressing interest in the program, strengths, weaknesses, and areas of improvement
Salary & Benefits: Residents receive all benefits associated with a full-time employee; Medical, Dental &Vision insurance, holiday/sick leave, paid education days, professional travel reimbursement stipend, parking, and ACLS/BLS reimbursement. Residents have dedicated office space apart from central pharmacy.