Pharmacy Residency Program

Sumner Regional Medical Center's Postgraduate Year One (PGY-1) Residency Program is a one-year hospital-based program designed to prepare well-trained clinical pharmacists for generalized clinical pharmacy practice. Each resident will be able to optimize the outcomes of our patients, support our health-system's recruitment needs, and advance the profession of pharmacy.  

Program Overview

The Sumner Regional Medical Center PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program targets core areas of pharmacy practice. The program accommodates for individual experience and specific areas of interest. The resident is exposed to quality assurance and medication use evaluation activities and participates in formulary management through the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. The resident participates in training Pharm.D. candidates. 

Each resident will conduct a research project and will be expected to present the results at the Midsouth Pharmacy Residency Conference. The project must be approved by the director of the residency program. Upon completion of the residency, the resident will submit a written copy of the project, suitable for publication, to the program director.

Applicant Requirements

  • Pharm.D. degree from ACPE accredited College of Pharmacy
  • Eligibility for Licensure
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Letter of Intent/Personal Statement
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation primarily from clinical preceptors or faculty
  • Pharmacy School Transcripts (official)

Learning Experiences 

Required 5 weeks

  • Critical Care
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Transitions of Care

Required Longitudinal 

  • Educational & Professional Development (Year- Long)
  • Staffing (August- June)
  • Practice Management (15 weeks)

Electives 5 weeks

  • Anticoagulation-Inpatient
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Infectious Disease- Advanced
  • Internal Medicine- Advanced
  • Transitions of Care- Advanced
  • Critical Care – Advanced


Our Mission

Making Communities Healthier

Our Vision

We want to create places where

  • People choose to come for healthcare
  • Physicians want to practice
  • Employees want to work

Our Vision

  • Honesty
  • Integrity & Trustworthiness
  • Inclusion
  • Compassion
  • Legal & Ethical Compliance

To learn more or to apply, email Hollie McIntosh, Sumner Regional Medical Center Pharmacy Residency Program Director, Pharm.D., BCPS, at . All applications must be submitted through PhORCAS.

Download the Pharmacy Residency Program manual