Paducah Pharmacy Residencies

At Baptist Health Paducah

Baptist Health Paducah's post graduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy residency builds on the doctor of pharmacy education. We strive to contribute to the development of a clinical pharmacist responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and postgraduate (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

The Baptist Health Paducah PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program prepares pharmacists to assume clinical pharmacy positions. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, disease state management, interdisciplinary patient care, drug policy development and implementation, and education of pharmacy students, patients and healthcare providers. This program in a large community hospital setting will engage each of our residents in a wide variety of direct patient care, policy development, practice research, practice management and drug information delivery activities. The residency is structured and administered in a manner that facilitates the professional growth of each resident through achievement of the following desired program competencies: 1) patient care, 2) advancing practice and improving patient care, 3) leadership and management, 4) teaching, education, and dissemination of knowledge, and 5) pharmacy research. The program is affiliated with the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy.

Baptist Health Paducah is a 373-bed, acute and skilled care facility providing a high-level of care to the residents of the suburban and rural Jackson Purchase Area.  The hospital offers a full continuum of care from cardiac and cancer care, diagnostic imaging, women’s and children’s services, Level III NICU, surgery, emergency treatment, rehabilitation, transitional care, weight management and wound care.  The pharmacy’s mission is to provide safe and effective pharmaceutical care to the patients of Baptist Health Paducah. 

Our residency program is affiliated with the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. The UK College of Pharmacy combines innovative teaching and hands-on interactive learning in a world premier facility. They provide the type of education that produces leaders in the field, which is evident in their nationally ranked Top 10 program. The College offers a four-year PharmD degree as well as MS and PhD degrees in Pharmaceutical Sciences, and continues to offer innovative solutions around pharmacy practice and drug delivery. Via this affiliation with the college, our residents will be enrolled in the Teaching Certificate for Pharmacists Program as offered by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists. The college provides teaching opportunities in the classroom and Patient Care Laboratory to help fulfill the requirements of the program.