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Clinical Training

The UofL Health - Jewish Hospital PGY1 Residency Program provides a comprehensive training environment by delivering pharmaceutical services in a large community based hospital practice. The program is designed to give the resident a breadth of experiences to include direct patient care, project management, distributive operations and drug information/literature search and evaluation along with promoting scholarly endeavors. By the conclusion of the residency year, the trainee will have acquired the confidence to be an independent practitioner in the many facets of general pharmacy practice.

Required Rotations

The program is designed to provide direct patient care experiences typical of a large community based hospital setting. Required learning experiences are selected in a sequence to provide the resident an opportunity to be a competitive candidate for a specialized PGY2, if desired.

Direct Patient Care Learning Experiences (LE)

Denotes a required rotation *

LE Length
Advanced Ambulatory Care (Includes Anticoagulation Clinic, Diabetes/Medication Therapy Management Clinic and HIV/AIDS Clinic)  4 weeks
Cardiac Intensive Care  4 weeks
Cardiology *  4 weeks
Cardiothoracic Intensive Care  4 weeks
Emergency Medicine  4 weeks
Internal Medicine 4 weeks
Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship*  4 weeks
Medical Intensive Care  4 weeks
Medical Oncology  4 weeks
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit  4 weeks
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)*  4 weeks
Solid Organ Transplant*  4 weeks
Surgical Intensive Care / Neurosurgical Intensive Care  4 weeks

Residents are required to complete a critical care rotation in one of the following areas: medical intensive care, surgical intensive care/neurosurgical intensive care, cardiothoracic intensive care or cardiac intensive care.

Practice Administration LE

Residents are required to complete a practice management rotation in one of the following areas:

LE Length
Pharmacy Clinical Management 4 weeks
Pharmacy Operation Management 4 weeks

Ambulatory Care

LE Length
Ambulatory Care* Longitudinal

Pharmacy Practice

LE Length
Pharmacy Distribution * Longitudinal

Resident will staff every third weekend, along with one evening per rotation

Teaching and Learning Experience

LE Length
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Certificate Program * Longitudinal

Teaching certificate offered through Sullivan University College of Pharmacy

Advanced Practice

LE Length
Evidence Based Medicine * Longitudinal
Process Improvement Project * Longitudinal


LE Length
Orientation * 4-6 weeks
Clinical Research * Longitudinal
Medication Safety 4 weeks
Drug Procurement and Data Analytics 4 weeks

Elective Rotations

The learning experiences above not designated by an * are available to choose towards the last three months of the residency program. This allows residents to tailor their residency experience to meet their needs and interests. In addition to the available electives, the resident may choose to repeat any direct patient care rotations mentioned above.

Teaching Requirements and Opportunities

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Certificate Program – Residents will participate in the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Certificate Program that is offered via video teleconference. The Sullivan University College of Pharmacy Teaching Certificate Program was created to provide an opportunity for pharmacy professionals to expand and refine their teaching skills. Our program is designed to meet the diverse needs of pharmacists teaching students, residents, other health care professionals, peers and patients in both the experiential and didactic settings.

Participants in our program will attend an educational seminar focusing on small group and experiential skills that are applicable to a wide variety of pharmacy settings. There will also be additional (a la carte) seminars for those participants who desire more training in the “traditional” didactic aspects of pharmacy education. Participants will receive individualized mentoring and will experience a variety of teaching opportunities to apply knowledge and skills gained during the educational seminars. Teaching experiences and growth in teaching skills will be documented in the participant’s teaching portfolio. Upon successful completion of the program, the participant will receive a certificate. 

Residents will also have the opportunity to interact with APPE students from the University of Kentucky and Sullivan College of Pharmacy. This will provide the resident an opportunity to develop their preceptor skills.

Pharmacy Distribution: Residents will be required to staff every third weekend, along with one evening per rotation during a weekday. One compensation day will be given off for each weekend staffed.

Professional Development: Ability to obtain: BLS, ACLS, PALS and MTM certification if desired

Evaluation: The evaluation process will be in compliance with ASHP accreditation standards. PharmAcademic™ evaluation system will be used utilizing ASHP summative scale of Needs Improvement, Satisfactory Progress, Achieved and Achieved for the Residency. These summative evaluations will be completed either quarterly and/or at the conclusion of the rotation. Formative as needed evaluations are encouraged to enhance the development of the resident.

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

Multi-site Opportunities and Activities: Residents will be allowed up to two off site rotations to give more diverse learning experiences. Residents will also have the opportunity to network through the below activities:

  • Resident Cookout - The resident cookout is an annual welcome for the incoming residency class. This large event is hosted by a preceptor at his or her home.
  • Team Building Exercise - A team building exercise is scheduled at the beginning of the residency year. This is an opportunity for residents and residency program directors to problem-solve together and build trust.
  • Residency Banquet - At the conclusion of the residency year, residents are presented their residency certificate during an informal banquet ceremony. Residents and preceptors reflect on their residency experience, share memorable moments and celebrate accomplishments. A highlight of this event is a short video of the residency year created by the residency class.

Contact Us

Lindsay Wilson, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Emergency Medicine
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Phone: 502-587-4693
Fax: 502-587-4099