Pharmacy Residency Frequently Asked Questions

The PGY1 program has been accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) since 2004. The PGY2 in critical care has been accredited by ASHP since 2011. The PGY2 in oncology has been accredited by ASHP since 2016.

Yes, the PGY1 program uses the match process to select residents. If there is not an early commit for the PGY2 programs, they also use the match process.

The PGY1 residency starts the last week of June and lasts one calendar year. The PGY2 residency start dates are flexible, pending completion of a PGY1 residency.

The residency program uses Pharmacy Online Residency Central Application Service (PhORCAS) for all applications. Letter of Intent, curriculum vitae, college transcripts and three letters of recommendation are required.

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Candidates who are offered an interview will be able to choose between an on-site or virtual interview. The type of interview selected will not impact candidate interview scoring or be a factor considered during the rank process.

No, we do not provide reimbursement for travel or accommodations for on-site interviews.

Our residents work every fourth weekend plus one evening shift every two weeks to provide clinical and dispensing support. They provide any necessary clinical assistance to nurses and providers such as dosing recommendations, answering drug information questions, IV compatibility checks, code and trauma response, and evaluation and follow-up on therapeutic drug monitoring needed during the shift. They are also responsible for operational duties including order verification, dispensing, checking patient specific doses, and Pyxis stock products.

Yes, each resident will cover two holidays during the year. Holidays requiring coverage are Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Kentucky Oaks Day, Memorial Day, July Fourth and Labor Day. Major holidays are Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Yes, we do accept early commit applications from internal candidates.