Pharmacy Residency Programs

Baptist Health Pharmacy offers postgraduate year one (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency programs at six locations and a postgraduate year two (PGY2) Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency program at Baptist Health Louisville.

PGY1 and PGY2 Pharmacy programs are accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and build on the doctor of pharmacy education.

There are 19 PGY1 positions and one PGY2 positions available across the system. The Pharmacy team strives to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care for patients with a wide range of conditions, who are eligible for board certification and prepared for postgraduate PGY2 pharmacy residency training.

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency programs

Baptist Health offers two unique PGY1 residency programs — a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program and a PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy program.

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program, offered at Baptist Health’s Corbin, Floyd, Hardin, Lexington, Louisville and Paducah hospitals, is designed to enable the resident to engage in progressive pharmacy services in a variety of clinical settings for an acute care regional hospital. The resident is exposed to clinical and professional elements important to current practices of pharmacy.

In addition to rotations and longitudinal activities, responsibilities include:

  • disease state & management
  • interdisciplinary patient care
  • drug policy development and implementation 
  • education of pharmacy students, patients and healthcare providers
  • participation in committee meetings and initiatives
  • conducting valuable research to improve pharmacy services

Resident experiences are customized and adapted throughout the year to allow students  to meet their individual goals. Residency preceptors challenge the resident to excel in a  supportive community environment and prepare them to be future leaders in the pharmacy  profession. 

The PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy program, offered at Corbin, develops community-based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership and education skills. Residents engage in direct patient care within the following ambulatory clinics: 

  • endocrinology
  • anticoagulation
  • heart failure
  • oncology
  • medication therapy management
  • mental health
  • gastroenterology

Transitional care exposure is an area of focus that the community-based pharmacy resident will manage throughout the residency program.

PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency program

The PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency program is sponsored jointly by Baptist Health Louisville and Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and it has an accreditation candidate status with ASHP. The PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency program is a 52-week training program that is primarily longitudinal in nature.