Pharmacy Residency Programs

Pharmacy Residency Programs

The pharmacy residency programs at UT Medical Center in Knoxville, TN, train pharmacists to be skilled practitioners, researchers and educators. The programs are accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The Department of Pharmacy offers both Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) and Post Graduate Year Two (PGY2) pharmacy residency programs. Learn more about our:

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Residency Program Mission

To develop pharmacy leaders through a personalized approach within an integrated practice model and collaboration in discovery, education, and patient care.

Department of Pharmacy Vision

To be nationally recognized for excellence in patient care, medical education and biomedical research.

Department of Pharmacy Mission

The department of pharmacy operates to ensure positive drug therapy outcomes for our patients and contribute to achieving the objectives of the Medical Center by:

  • Ensuring safe and effective use of medication through integration of multiple disciplines
  • Attracting and retaining highly qualified and motivated staff
  • Educating and developing future leaders in pharmacy and other health care professions
  • Affecting change through practice-based research

Benefits

Benefits include comprehensive health insurance, annual leave, sick leave, educational leave, travel allowances and other university-related benefits.

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency (7 positions/year)

Purpose and Competencies

Pharmacists completing the PGY1 pharmacy residency will be prepared to practice as clinical pharmacists in a variety of patient care settings, qualify for adjunct faculty positions at a college of pharmacy, and pursue PGY2 or fellowship training in their area of choice. They will have demonstrated competency in the following areas:

  • Patient care
  • Advancing practice and improving patient care
  • Leadership and management
  • Teaching, education and dissemination of knowledge
  • Management of medical emergencies

Description

This program is a one year ASHP-accredited residency designed to allow pharmacists to develop strong foundational pharmacotherapy, operational, and practice management skills enabling them to progress towards personal goals. PGY1 residents will refine these skills via a well-established integrated clinical practice model. Required rotations and experiences include internal medicine, critical care medicine/critical care trauma, ambulatory care, family medicine, practice management, hospital pharmacy practice including cardiac arrest response, drug information/drug policy, and the completion of a research project. Electives include infectious disease, emergency medicine, women and infants medicine, transitional care, oncology, transplant, neurology/neurocritical care, nephrology, cardiology, night-shift medicine, pharmacy informatics, and completion of a teaching and learning program.

Mentorship Program

Residents are invited to participate in the Mentorship Program in which they are paired with a mentor with similar interests.  This program is optional and is intended to assist with both professional and personal growth during the residency year.

For additional information, contact:

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director
John R. Yates, Pharm.D., BCPS
865-305-3711
JRYates@utmck.edu

Program Coordinator
Carrie Brusseau, Pharm.D.
865-305-6711
CBrussea@utmck.edu

PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency (1 position/year)

Purpose and Competencies

Pharmacists completing the PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency will be prepared to function as autonomous practitioners that are proficient in providing integrated pharmaceutical care through their ability to design, implement, and improve clinical pharmacy services in a variety of health care environments.

Description

This ambulatory care residency program offers advanced, comprehensive training that provides residents the opportunity to develop competency in various ambulatory care pharmacy practice settings.  Residents will have the opportunity to participate in a teaching certificate program, formal lectures, precept students and PGY1 residents, complete a research project, and attend residency conferences.  Learning experiences include academia, administration, ambulatory infusion, cardiovascular, emergency medicine, family medicine, gastroenterology, heart failure, hematology/oncology, internal medicine, infectious disease, outcomes research, population health, pulmonary, rheumatology, specialty pharmacy and transplant.

For additional information contact:

PGY2 Ambulatory Care Program Director
Daniel B. Truelove, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID), BCACP, AAHIVP
865-305-7147
dtruelove@utmck.edu

PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency (1 position/year)

Purpose and Competencies

The purpose of the UTMC PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency is to prepare critical care pharmacy specialists who are qualified for trauma/surgical critical care, medical critical care, neurocritical care, and emergency medicine positions as well as clinical faculty appointments at a college of pharmacy. It will also position graduates to be eligible for attainment of board certification in critical care. They will have achieved advanced competencies in critical care as evidenced by their ability to:

  • Provide patient care
  • Advance practice and improve patient care
  • Demonstrate leadership and management skills
  • Teach, educate, and disseminate knowledge
  • Demonstrate understanding of key elements of academia

Description

This residency program facilitates the development of critical care pharmacy specialists who excel in providing care to critically ill patients and are qualified for a clinical faculty appointment at a college of pharmacy. Residents will refine their skills in the critical care environment via a well-established integrated clinical practice model with increased autonomy and responsibility for managing patient care, overseeing pharmacy students and residents, and involvement with practice management endeavors. Required learning experiences include trauma I and II, critical care medicine, emergency medicine, metabolic support, neurocritical care, cardiovascular critical care, infectious diseases, and academia. In addition, completion of the teaching and learning program is required if one was not completed during the PGY1 residency year. Elective experiences include neonatology, critical care medicine II, emergency medicine II, nightshift medicine, and transplant medicine.

For additional information, contact:

PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Barbara Faircloth, Pharm.D., BCPS
865-305-9446
BFairclo@utmck.edu

Program Coordinator
Carrie Brusseau, Pharm.D.
865-305-6711
CBrussea@utmck.edu

PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency (1 position/year)

Purpose and Competencies

Pharmacists completing the PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency will be prepared for clinical pharmacist specialist positions in the acute care medicine specialty or a clinical faculty position at a college of pharmacy and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification. They will have achieved advanced competencies in internal medicine as evidenced by their ability to:

  • Serve as an authoritative resource on the optimal use of medications
  • Optimize the outcomes of internal medicine patients by providing evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Demonstrate excellence in the provision of training and educational activities for health care professionals and health care professionals in training
  • Demonstrate leadership and practice management skills
  • Contribute to the body of pharmacy knowledge in internal medicine
  • Evaluate, manage, and improve the medication-use process
  • Demonstrate skills required to function in an academic setting
  • Contribute to the organization’s management of emergency situations
  • Demonstrate additional skills that contribute to practicing effectively in the health care environment

Description

This program is a one year ASHP-accredited residency designed to build on the foundational skills gained during the PGY1 residency year. Residents will refine their skills in the internal medicine environment via a well-established integrated clinical practice model with increased autonomy and responsibility for managing patient care practice and overseeing pharmacy students and PGY1 residents. Internal medicine (house staff and hospitalist), critical care medicine, infectious diseases, one medicine sub-specialty, drug policy and completion of a project are required components. Elective experiences include nephrology, transplant, cardiology, family medicine, administration, night shift medicine, hematology/oncology, neurology and emergency medicine. Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY1 residency is required.

For additional information, contact:

PGY2 Internal Medicine Program Director
Laura Bullock, Pharm.D., BCPS
865-305-7869
lbullock@utmck.edu

Program Coordinator
Carrie Brusseau, Pharm.D.
865-305-6711
CBrussea@utmck.edu

24-Month Pharmacy Residency in Pharmacotherapy (1 position/year of the program)

Purpose and Competencies

Pharmacists completing the 24-month pharmacy residency in pharmacotherapy will be prepared for a career as a clinical pharmacy specialist caring for diverse inpatient and outpatient populations with the ability to qualify for faculty positions at a college of pharmacy. They will have achieved advanced competencies in a variety of patient settings and academia as evidenced by the following:

  • Manage and improve the medication-use process
  • Demonstrate leadership and practice management skills
  • Demonstrate project management skills
  • Optimize the outcomes of diverse populations of inpatients and outpatients with varied and complex health care problems through expert provision of evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Serve as an authoritative resource on the optimal use of medications
  • Participate in the management of medical emergencies
  • Demonstrate excellence in the provision of training and educational activities for health care professionals, health care professionals in training and the public
  • Contribute to the body of pharmacotherapy knowledge
  • Demonstrate skills required to function in an academic setting

Description

This program is a 24-month residency designed to allow the pharmacist to develop strong foundational pharmacotherapy, operational, practice management, and academic skills enabling them to progress towards personal goals. Residents will practice with an increasing level of autonomy and responsibility for managing patient care practices as well as overseeing pharmacy students and residents as the years progress. Teaching, writing and research skills will be enhanced to prepare for a faculty position. Required components of the program include family medicine, ambulatory care, critical care medicine, transplant medicine, oncology, infectious disease, academia, practice management, drug information/drug use policy, hospital pharmacy practice and the completion of a project. Additional requirements include the completion of a teaching certificate program with opportunities for didactic, small-group and case-based teaching. Multiple inpatient and outpatient opportunities are available as elective experiences.

For additional information, contact:

Pharmacotherapy Program Director
Sarah Eudaley, Pharm.D., BCPS
865-946-3412
seudaley@uthsc.edu

Pharmacotherapy Program Coordinator
Shaunta Chamberlin, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP
865-305-5061
schamberlin@utmck.edu

Application Process

Applications for all pharmacy residency programs will be processed using the PhORCAS residency application system. The application deadline is January 5.

Contact Info
Department of Pharmacy
1924 Alcoa Highway, Box 41
Knoxville, TN 37920
865-305-9124 Find a Doctor Make an Appointment
Contact Info
Department of Pharmacy
1924 Alcoa Highway, Box 41
Knoxville, TN 37920
865-305-9124 Find a Doctor Make an Appointment
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