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), 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 individual 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 project that contributes to the advancement of pharmaceutical care and present it at the MidSouth Regional Pharmacy Residents Conference.
  • Have extensive opportunities for teaching and student precepting.

About the Pharmacy Residency Program

Training Sites

The Memphis health care community is one of the largest and most diversified in the nation, with eight major hospitals providing world-class care. For example, the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy ranks among the top 20 "America's Best Colleges for Pharmacy" by U.S. News and World Report. The Baptist pharmacy residency program is affiliated with the medical/surgical training programs at the University of Tennessee-Memphis.

There are four Baptist hospitals in the Memphis Metro area--Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis, Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women, Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto and Baptist Memorial Hospital-Collierville. Baptist Memphis and the Baptist Women's Hospital provide comprehensive inpatient services and serve as tertiary referral centers for Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. In addition to general medicine, surgery, pediatrics, neonatology and obstetrical services, an extensive array of medical specialties are represented. Specialty services include intensive care, cardiology, neurosurgery 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 and clinical training for pharmacy students from the University of Tennessee and the University of Mississippi, and Union 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
  • Nutrition support
  • Internal medicine
  • Heart transplantation
  • Cardiology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Oncology

Practice Management

  • Drug information
  • Drug use policy development
  • Adverse drug events
  • Drug utilization evaluation
  • Formulary
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Pharmacy operations

How to Apply

Students with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree are required to submit all requested documents through the PhORCAS application process. These documents will 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 interview.


Health insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance, 15 days of PTO, free parking, discounted meals, office space, professional time off to attend the Mid-Year Clinical Meeting and the Mid-South Residency Conference.


This Pharmacy Practice Residency Program facilitates the development of skills in providing advanced clinical services and pharmaceutical care in a variety of patient care settings.

Duration: 12 months
Number of Positions: 8
Application Deadline: January 15
Starting Date: 3rd Monday of June
Estimated Stipend: $40,000
Interview Required: Yes

Contact Information

Heather L. Griffin, PharmD
Assistant Director, Clinical Pharmacy Services
Director, PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency
Director, PGY2 Health System Administration Residency Program

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis
6019 Walnut Grove
Memphis, TN 38120

Phone 901-226-0651

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