Baptist Health Louisville's post graduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy residency builds on the doctor of pharmacy education. We strive to contribute to the development of a clinical pharmacist responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and postgraduate (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
The BHLou PGY1 residency program provides a comprehensive training environment in a large community based hospital practice. The program is designed to give the resident a breadth of experiences including direct patient care, project management, distributive operations and drug information/literature evaluation. Scholarly endeavors, including the design of continuing education, participation in the peer-review process, and engagement in pharmacy research is encouraged. By the conclusion of the residency year, the trainee will have acquired the confidence to be an independent practitioner in the many facets of general pharmacy practice.
Required rotations – The PGY-1 program is designed to provide direct patient care experiences typical of a large community based hospital setting. Required learning experiences are selected in a sequence to provide the resident an opportunity to be a competitive candidate for a specialized PGY-2 if desired.
Hospital and Pharmacy Department Orientation
Infectious Disease/Antimicrobial Stewardship
Clinical Pharmacy Management
Elective Rotations – The following elective rotations are available to the residents to choose during the last months of the residency program. This allows the resident to tailor their residency experience to meet their needs and interests. In addition to the available electives, the resident may choose to repeat any direct patient care rotations mentioned above.
Acute Care Cardiology
Heart Failure Clinic
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Transitions of Care
Transition to Practice
Teaching Experiences – Teaching Certificate for Pharmacists Program - Residents will participate in Sullivan University College of Pharmacy's Teaching and Learning Program. This program includes didactic instruction in educational methods and experiential practice in lecturing, leading small group activities, and precepting. Residents will work with the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and the University of Kentucky to practice their own skills in teaching and precepting in a wide variety of situations. At the end of the program the resident will have prepared a teaching philosophy and teaching portfolio.
Staffing – The resident will be required to staff every third weekend in the central distributive pharmacy and one evening each month. Upon completion of training, the resident will serve as a pharmacist with other staff in the areas of order entry verification and sterile compounding. Through these activities, residents will gain experience as a staff pharmacist, learning to lead teams of peers and technicians through daily pharmacy tasks. One project day is given during the week after each weekend staffed.
Professional Development - During the course of their residency year, residents will be involved in the following professional and scholarly activities:
ACLS certification/code participation
ACPE-accredited continuing education presentation and article publication
Opportunity to participate in journal peer-review
Poster presentation at a national meeting
Platform presentation at a regional residency meeting
Four (4) PGY-1 residency positions are available annually on a competitive basis
Program begins at the end of June but is dependent on staff orientation schedule
How to apply
Baptist Health Louisville complies with ASHP accreditation requirements and utilizes the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) for all applicants. All applicants must be registered with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacist (ASHP) Residency Matching Program.
Applications and all supporting documents are due by December 30, 2020 to include:
One page letter of intent
Official transcripts from your college of pharmacy
Three references employing PhORCAS standardized reference form must be completed and submitted via PhORCAS. It is recommended that at least one of the references is from a preceptor. Other options include school of pharmacy faculty member or employer.
Site-specific supplemental application
About Baptist Health Louisville
Baptist Health Louisville's (BHL) post graduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy residency builds on the doctor of pharmacy education. We strive to contribute to the development of a clinical pharmacist responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and postgraduate (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
The BHL PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program prepares pharmacists to assume clinical pharmacy positions. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, disease state management, interdisciplinary patient care, drug policy development and implementation, and education of pharmacy students, patients and healthcare providers. This program in a large community hospital setting will engage each of our residents in a wide variety of direct patient care, policy development, practice research, practice management and drug information delivery activities. The residency is structured and administered in a manner that facilitates the professional growth of each resident through achievement of the following desired program competencies: 1) patient care, 2) advancing practice and improving patient care, 3) leadership and management, 4) teaching, education, and dissemination of knowledge, and 5) pharmacy research.