PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives. Residents who successfully complete PGY1 residency programs will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education, and be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e., BCPS), and pursue advanced education and training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies.
Our Health System Residency Program has 6 PGY1 resident positions. Each resident starts their year at an assigned home base and completes their 3 core learning experiences: Orientation, Internal Medicine and Critical Care at their home base location before beginning to move about the system to complete elective rotational experiences. Other than the 3 core experiences there are only 2 other required rotational experiences - Transitions of Care and Infectious Diseases. While the rest of the year is composed of electives selected by the resident.
Four longitudinal experiences, Project Management, Staffin, Teaching and Learning and Leadership, enhance the learning completed on the rotational experience.
About Norton Hospitals Pharmacy Residency Programs
For more than 130 years, Norton Healthcare’s faith heritage has guided its mission to provide quality health care to all those it serves. Today, Norton Healthcare is a leader in serving adult and pediatric patients from throughout Greater Louisville, Southern Indiana, the commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond. The hospital and health care system is Louisville’s third largest employer, providing care at more than 300 locations throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The Louisville-based not-for-profit system includes five Louisville hospitals with 1,907 licensed beds; seven outpatient centers; 14 Norton Immediate Care Centers; more than 17,000 employees; over 1,500 employed medical providers; and approximately 2,000 total physicians on its medical staff. Hospitals provide inpatient and outpatient general care as well as specialty care including heart, neuroscience, cancer, orthopedic, women’s and pediatric services. A strong research program provides access to clinical trials in a multitude of areas. In 2019 Norton Healthcare was named by Healthiest Employers as the fifth healthiest place to work in the country. More information about Norton Healthcare is available at NortonHealthcare.com.