The pharmacy practice (PGY-1) residency is a 12 month program accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, and was initiated in 1993 with one residency position and has grown over the years to five available positions. This residency offers the opportunity to learn and practice pharmaceutical care in an acute setting. Experiences are offered in management, critical care, cardiology, oncology, nutrition, transplant, pediatrics, general medicine and informatics. Focused and personalized needs are also incorporated into each resident's program goals. This site utilizes the ASHP Residency Learning System extensively, which offers the resident a well-planned experience, which is tailored, personalized and progressive.
The purpose of the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) 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.
Residents completing the PGY1 residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center will be highly skilled, competent, and autonomous clinical pharmacists with the ability to practice in an array of patient care environments. They will receive specialized training in outcomes and quality related research, preceptorship, and working within a multidisciplinary team.
Selective (two required)
Internal Medicine (Riven Service)
Solid Organ Transplant (heart, lung, kidney, or liver transplant)
Stem Cell Transplant
About Vanderbilt University Medical Center PGY1 Program