Huntsville Hospital is the flagship institution of the HH Health System and is one of the largest not-for-profit community hospital systems in the nation serving a population of approximately one million people in northern Alabama and south-central Tennessee Huntsville Hospital's footprint in Madison County is comprised of 971 licensed beds, including ten ICUs, numerous specialty services, and a state-of-the art Pharmacy Department. Over 225 Pharmacy team members provide medication-related services to a wide variety of patients in numerous settings. The hospital offers all major medical services except solid organ transplantation and treatment of severe burn injuries. The facility's emergency department, the busiest in the state, provides treatment for approximately 120,000 patients annually.
The residency gives in-depth experience in a broad area of pharmacy practice including nutritional support, pharmacokinetics, drug information, antimicrobial stewardship, internal medicine, cardiology, critical care, transitions of care, oncology, pediatrics, and administration. Residents present formal lectures, in-services and prepare a major project. The resident also serves as preceptor for pharmacy students during some rotations. The residency program has a goal the training of pharmaceutical care generalists and the development of future leaders in pharmacy practice.
Huntsville Hospital will be accepting six PGY1 residents for the 2023-2024 class.
The applicant must possess a Pharm.D. degree from an ACPE accredited college or school of Pharmacy and be eligible for licensure in Alabama. All applications must be submitted through PhORCAS (Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application System).
Huntsville Hospital is the flagship institution of the HH Health System and is one of the largest not-for-profit community hospital systems in the nation. Huntsville Hospital’s footprint in Madison County is comprised of 971 licensed beds, including ten ICUs, numerous specialty services, and a state-of-the art Pharmacy Department. More than 200 Pharmacy team members provide medication-related services to a wide variety of patients in numerous settings.
Huntsville Hospital offers four pharmacy residency programs: a PGY-1 program accepting six residents annually, a PGY-2 program in critical care accepting two residents annually, a PGY-2 program in infectious diseases and a new PGY-2 program in oncology. The PGY-1 residency program was first accredited by ASHP in 1984 and has graduated more than 150 pharmacy practitioners. The PGY-2 critical care program accepted its inaugural class in 2010 and is fully accredited by ASHP. The PGY-2 infectious disease program began in 2018 and was accredited by ASHP in 2019. The PGY-2 oncology program began in 2019 and was accredited by ASHP in 2021.
The programs allow the resident to pursue individual interests and goals. Wherever possible, pra...ctice experiences are continued throughout the year, rather than in individual practice segments. While much learning takes place during the residency program, more emphasis is placed on "doing" - residents are given numerous opportunities to participate in drug therapy management and must take responsibility for patients' pharmaceutical care on a daily basis.