Hardin Pharmacy Residencies Curriculum & Scheduling

Residents will be scheduled for ten (10) hour shifts five (5) days per week. Of note, this does not include outside time as needed for topic discussion preparation, additional projects, meetings scheduled outside of regular hours, or longitudinal service-learning requirements. Residents will be expected to staff every third weekend as part of their Pharmacy Practice Longitudinal learning experience.

Residents will be allotted approximately one office day each week. The office day must be spent on campus as this time is allotted for longitudinal rotations and project development. Residents will be expected to work one minor and one major holiday. Residents will NOT be expected to participate in the on-call schedule.

Required longitudinal rotations will span the entire year, with preceptors of these experiences attempting to predominantly meet with residents during designated project days. Required core rotations will be approximately 6 weeks in length. Elective rotations will be approximately 4 weeks in length. Based on practice areas of interest, residents will select three (3) elective rotations. Emphasis is placed on work-life balance and individualized experiences to meet each resident’s goals.

Required core rotations include

  • Pharmacy Practice Orientation 
  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care 

Required longitudinal rotations include

  • Pharmacy Practice Longitudinal
  • Neonatology/Pediatrics
  • Leadership Management
  • Medication Safety
  • Service Learning
  • Teaching/Learning
  • Research/Design 

Elective rotations include

  • Ambulatory Oncology
  • Information Technology
  • Advanced Internal Medicine
  • Advanced Emergency Medicine 
  • Advanced Critical Care

Residents will obtain Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) Teaching Certificate. There will be additional opportunities for credentialing based on the individual resident's development plan and elective rotation experiences.

Residents will be involved in Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) and Medication Management committees. Involvement in P&T will be as determined by pharmacy leadership and the P&T Secretary. Involvement in Medication management will be determined by pharmacy leadership. There will be ad hoc opportunities for additional committee involvement based on residents’ development plans and institutional need.

Residents will present two Grand Rounds presentations yearly. Grand Rounds will be presented at Baptist Health Hardin with a target audience to include professions outside of the pharmacy department and at least one of these presentations to include continuing education credit.