The PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program at Regional One Health is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The 12-month (2,080 hour minimum) program is composed of advanced pharmacy experiences. Residents receive training and develop professional competence in the delivery of patient-centered care and pharmacy services. The program helps ensures the success of residents and that exemplary pharmacists are identified for further development for contributions to patient care and for the benefit of the profession. Residents must be pharmacists committed to attaining excellence in professional competence beyond entry-level practice, committed to attaining our program’s educational goals and objectives, and passionately support our organization’s mission and values.
The Regional One Health PGY1 pharmacy residency prepares clinical pharmacists for tertiary care health-system practice, to serve as adjunct faculty for colleges of pharmacy, and/or to pursue a PGY2 residency in a specialized area of practice, particularly ambulatory care, medicine, or critical care. Pharmacists completing this program will be capable of conducting their practice with a high level of maturity and leadership and be able to perform practice-related projects.
Applicants for the PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency should hold a Doctor of Pharmacy, have a GPA of greater than or equal to 3.2, and must be licensed in the State of Tennessee no later than August 1 of the residency year or by September 15 on retake. Applications are to be submitted through Phorcas. A limited number of on-site interviews are offered; all candidates are considered. Class rank should be uploaded by applicant into Phorcas supplemental section. Three references, with at least two from rotation preceptors, using Phorcas are required and must comment on the following ability to organize and manage time, clinical problem solving skills, independence and resourcefulness, willingness to accept constructive criticism, and professionalism. Deadline for application is January 1. The program participates in the Phase II match.
About Regional One Health PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Regional One Health is anchored by the acute care hospital Regional Medical Center, which is home to highly respected Centers of Excellence including trauma, burn, neonatal intensive care and high-risk obstetrics. Also located at the main campus are Regional One Health Rehabilitation Hospital; Regional One Health Extended Care Hospital; Regional One Health Surgery Center; and an Outpatient Center. A second location, Regional One Health East Campus, houses specialty care physician offices and other outpatient services. The system is rounded out by a network of primary care physician offices from downtown to east Memphis.
We offer more than the typical hospital-based practice sites for our residency programs, including offsite retail pharmacy and specialty pharmacy settings.