Baptist DeSoto PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Overview


The Baptist DeSoto PGY1 Pharmacy residency is a 12-month program that emphasizes training in all aspects of the acute care pharmacy practice model with the goal of developing the residents’ expertise, knowledge, and skills in the following areas: internal medicine, infectious diseases, cardiology, critical care, and practice management. Participation in the hospital’s medication management process via Pharmacy and Therapeutics sub-committees will occur over the course the residency year.

Residency Information

  • Number of Positions: 3
  • Application Deadline: January 10, 2020
  • Starting Date: June 29, 2020
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Interview Required: Yes
  • Estimated Stipend: $46,000

Requirements for Acceptance:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy Degree or Equivalent
  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Eligible for Mississippi Licensure
  • College Transcripts


  • Health Insurance
  • 15 days of Personal Time Off
  • Professional Leave for Meetings

While the primary focus will be on clinical activities, residents will also be trained on order verification and preparation of intravenous medications, which furthers an understanding of providing pharmaceutical care in an inpatient setting.

Over the course of the year, residents will be responsible for completing a research project. The findings will be presented at the Mid-South Regional Residents’ Conference held at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

Additional opportunities include assisting in the educational experiences of students from the University of Mississippi, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and Union University.

Prior to the development of the pharmacy residency program at Baptist-DeSoto, we served as a training site for the Baptist Memorial Health Care ASHP accredited residency based at Baptist-Memphis for over a decade.

ASHP PGY1 Residency Program Purpose

Clinical and Longitudinal Preceptors

Residents are provided the opportunity to learn from clinical pharmacy preceptors who have expansive educational backgrounds and experience to enrich their learning and hands-on experiences.

Learn more about our clinical and longitudinal preceptors

Training site information

Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto

  • 339-bed tertiary care hospital located in Southaven, Mississippi, just 15 miles from Downtown Memphis
  • Designated a Top Performing Hospital by U.S News and World Report
  • Comprehensive care facility with diverse patent care services and a particular focus on cardiology, internal medicine, critical care, oncology, and women’s health
  • Ranked first in Mississippi for cardiology services in 2012

About Southaven, Mississippi

Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto is conveniently located just a five-minute drive from Memphis, Tennessee, the Home of the Blues, the world’s best BBQ, and Elvis Presley’s Graceland. Sports fans can catch all the great action of the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies, baseball with the Memphis Redbirds (the triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals), and professional soccer with Memphis 901FC. Catch live theater at one of the many playhouses throughout the city or even a touring Broadway show at Memphis’s historic Orpheum Theater on legendary Beale Street. Other great area offerings include the award-winning Memphis Zoo; numerous art, music, and history museums; all genres of live music; and, of course, southern cuisine!

Baptist DeSoto PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Contact Information

Krista C. Bachert, Pharm.D., Residency Program Director

Pharmacy directors

Paula B. Hinson, R.Ph.
Assistant Director of Pharmacy Services
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
College of Pharmacy

Benjamin K. Eddlemon, Pharm.D., BCPS
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
College of Pharmacy
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis PGY1 Residency

Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto
Department of Pharmacy Services
7601 Southcrest Parkway
Southaven, MS 38671