The PGY1, Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program through UofL Health, UofL Hospital Specialty Pharmacy started in July 2021 and is fully accredited by ASHP. This comprehensive training program incorporates direct patient care in both specialty and community pharmacy settings within a health-system. This program is structured according to ASHP’S Residency Program Design and Conduct and is designed to be individualized to the resident’s professional goals and interests.

Residents are encouraged to develop an approach to their profession that leads to life-long learning and career satisfaction. The fundamental goals of this residency program are to develop clinical practitioners who are capable of:

  • Delivering pharmaceutical care to patients in several specialized areas with a focus on providing clinical pharmacy services in a proficient and compassionate manner.
  • Educating patients, students and healthcare providers.
  • Functioning as an effective member of the health care team.
  • Demonstrating professional leadership, confidence and strong communication skills.
  • Improving individual practice by self-evaluating one’s skills in providing pharmaceutical care.

Purpose Statement

PGY1 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives. Residents who successfully complete PGY1 residency programs will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education, and be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e., BCPS), and pursue advanced education and training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies.

At a Glance

  • Residency duration: 12 months
  • Application deadline: January 2 (PhORACS – Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service)
  • Start date: Late June
  • Interview required: Yes
  • Curriculum vitae required: Yes
  • Letters of recommendation: 3 (PhORCAS – Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service)
  • Formal Letter of intent (strengths, weaknesses, goals, what about UofL interests)

Residency Program Director

Emily A. O’Reilly, PharmD, BCACP, CSP

Clinical Coordinator, Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation and Outcomes
PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program Director
UofL Health – UofL Hospital
550 S. Jackson St. Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 681-1600

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