Sumner Regional Medical Center's PGY-1 residency program is a 52-week 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.
The residency program builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists 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. The residency training focuses on the development of skills necessary to provide optimal drug therapy to patients in a small/suburban community, function competently on inter-professional teams, and become leaders in the medication use process.
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 develop knowledge of research by conducting a longitudinal research project and will be expected to present the results at the Midsouth Pharmacy Residency Conference.
- 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)
Required 5 weeks
- Pharmacy Practice
- Critical Care
- Antimicrobial Stewardship
- Internal Medicine
- Transitions of Care
- Practice Management
- Educational and Professional Development (52 weeks)
- Staffing every 3rd weekend (August – June)
- Practice Management (10 weeks)
- Teaching Certificate (optional)
Elective 5 weeks (choose 3)
- Anticoagulation – Inpatient
- Emergency Medicine
- Internal Medicine – Advanced
- Transitions of Care – Advanced
- Critical Care – Advanced
- Antimicrobial Stewardship - Advanced
To learn more or to apply, email John Jantz, Sumner Regional Medical Center Pharmacy Residency Program Director, Pharm.D., BCPS, at John.Jantz@lpnt.net.
All applications must be submitted through PhORCAS.