Corbin PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Curriculum

The Baptist Health Corbin PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program provides a comprehensive training environment in an acute care community based hospital practice. The program is designed to give the resident a breadth of experiences including direct patient care, project management, distribution operations, and ambulatory care clinic exposure. Learning experiences are customized and adapted throughout the year to allow residents to meet their individual goals. By the conclusion of the residency year, the resident will have acquired the confidence to be an independent practitioner in the many facets of general pharmacy practice.

Residency Learning Experiences 

Required Rotations 

  • Orientation 
  • Internal Medicine
  • Critical Care 
  • Oncology 
  • Transitions of Care
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Internal Medicine II with a focus on infectious diseases 

Rotation experiences are six weeks in length.

Elective Rotations 

  • Critical Care II 
  • Oncology II 
  • Ambulatory Care II 
  • Transitions of Care II 
  • Mental Health 

Longitudinal Experiences 

  • Project Management 
  • Hospital Pharmacy Practice
  • Pharmacy Management 

Teaching Experiences – Teaching & Learning Certification Program - Residents may participate in the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy's Teaching and Learning Program. This program includes didactic instruction in educational methods and experiential practice in lecturing, leading small group activities, and precepting. Residents will work with APPE Pharmacy Students to practice their own skills in teaching and precepting in a wide variety of situations. 

Staffing – The resident will be required to staff every third weekend in the central distributive pharmacy as a clinical staff pharmacist and one evening each month. Upon completion of training, the resident will serve as a pharmacist and work with fellow pharmacists in the areas of order entry verification, sterile compounding, and clinical reviews. Through these activities, residents will gain experience as a clinical staff pharmacist, learning to lead teams of peers and technicians managing the daily workflow. Residents will also be required to staff one major and one minor holiday.

Professional Development - During the course of their residency year, residents will be involved in the following professional and scholarly activities:

  • ACLS certification/code participation
  • Poster presentation at a national meeting 
  • Platform presentation at a regional residency meeting

Evaluation – The evaluation process will be in compliance with ASHP accreditation standards. PharmAcademic™ evaluation system will be used for written summative evaluations at the end of all month-long rotations and quarterly for longitudinal activities. In addition to formal assessment regarding progress towards residency objectives, preceptors also utilize verbal and written formative evaluations during rotations, presentations and on written activities to encourage resident development.

Graduation and Certification – Upon successful completion of the residency program, the resident will receive a certificate verifying completion of the program in accordance with ASHP Regulations on Accreditation of Pharmacy Residencies.