Baptist Post Graduate Year One (PGY-1) Pharmacy Practice Residency Program
Baptist Memorial Health Care, an integrated system of hospitals and ancillary patient-care settings, offers an exciting environment for progressive post-graduate pharmacy training in a program accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
As members of the Department of Pharmacy Services, residents have the opportunity to provide a wide range of advanced clinical services, including patient-specific pharmacotherapy, clinical consultation (including pharmacokinetics, nutrition support, anticoagulation monitoring, and renal dose changes), and provision of drug information to patients and health care professionals. The program provides structured opportunities for independent learning through various clinical rotations.
The opportunity to practice in an integrated health care delivery system that provides exposure to both private and academic medicine is a particular advantage of this residency program. Residents' specific interests and needs will be used in developing individualized programs. As part of this program, residents will:
- Gain experience in direct patient care and practice management.
- Participate in the administration of pharmaceutical care.
- Learn about medication use management through participation in the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, as well as other focus groups.
- Complete an original research project that contributes to the advancement or quality improvement of pharmaceutical care and present it at the ASHP Mid-Year Clinical Meeting and Mid-South Regional Pharmacy Residents Conference.
- Have extensive opportunities for teaching and student precepting.
About the Pharmacy Residency Program
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis provides comprehensive inpatient services and serves as a tertiary referral center for Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. Specialty services include general medicine, intensive care, cardiology, neurology, infectious disease and oncology.
Baptist’s Department of Pharmacy Services uses integrated technology for medication distribution to allow pharmacists a more patient-focused practice. In addition to the Pharmacy Practice Residency Program, the department provides institutional clinical training for pharmacy students from the University of Tennessee, University of Mississippi, Union University and Samford University.
Direct Patient Care & Practice Management Opportunities
The following direct patient care and practice management opportunities are offered through Baptist’s 12-month pharmacy residency program.
Direct Patient Care
- Critical care
- Cardiac & medicine
- Internal medicine
- Heart transplantation
- Emergency Department
- Infectious disease/antimicrobial stewardship
- Drug information
- Drug use policy development
- Adverse drug events
- Drug utilization evaluation
- Formulary management
- Regulatory compliance
- Pharmacy operations
How to Apply
Students eligible for a Doctor of Pharmacy degree are required to submit all requested documents through the PhORCAS application system. These documents include a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, Doctor of Pharmacy transcript and 3 letters of recommendation. The candidate must also be eligible for licensure in the state of Tennessee, have US citizenship[ or a permanent VISA, and be available for an on-site or telephone interview.
Health insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance, 15 days of PTO, free parking, discounted meals, office space, professional time off to attend the ASHP Mid-Year Clinical Meeting and the Mid-South Residence Conference.
This pharmacy residency program intents to build on a resident’s Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes 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 eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
Heather L. Griffin, PharmD Assistant Director, Clinical Pharmacy ServicesDirector, PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice ResidencyDirector, PGY2 Health System Administration Residency ProgramBaptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis