UofL Health – UofL Hospital offers a Post-Graduate Year Two (PGY2) Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency. This comprehensive training program incorporates direct patient care, teaching and research experiences with a focus on the provision of pharmaceutical care as an integral member of the interdisciplinary health care team.

As the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, a Certified Stroke Center and Verified Burn Center, University of Louisville Hospital provides comprehensive care to a variety of patient populations in both the acute care and ambulatory settings. The PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency offers a diverse selection of inpatient and outpatient learning experiences, allowing the resident to customize their residency experience and progress into a confident, autonomous practitioner. Upon completion, graduates of the program will be innovative practitioners and pharmacy educators capable of assuming positions in multiple health care environments, engaging in research, academia and becoming leaders in pharmacy organizations as Clinical Pharmacy Specialists in Internal Medicine.

The Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency is a 12-month (52 week) program. There are eight required rotations (9 months) and multiple elective opportunities.

Required Rotations (1 month each unless otherwise denoted)

  • Orientation*
  • Internal Medicine I (2 months)
  • Internal Medicine II
  • Internal Medicine III
  • Cardiology
  • Medical Intensive Care
  • Infectious Disease 
  • Research

* If a resident has completed their PGY1 at UofL Health, orientation month will be replaced with an additional elective rotation.

Elective Rotations (1 month each)

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine – Hospitalist
  • Medical Oncology
  • Neuro Intensive Care Unit
  • Nutrition
  • Palliative Care
  • Stroke Service
  • Substance Use Disorder Service (SUDS)
  • Ambulatory Care Specialty Clinics
  • Offsite learning opportunities:
    • Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (UofL Health – Jewish Hospital)
    • Solid Organ Transplant (UofL Health – Jewish Hospital)
    • Academia (Sullivan University College of Pharmacy)

Longitudinal Rotations (12 months/52 weeks)

  • Drug Information/Administration
  • Research
  • Education/Academia
  • Clinical Staffing
  • Medication Safety


Our residents receive UofL Hospital employee benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) retirement plan, flexible spending account and life insurance.


Residents attend ASHP-MCM, Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference, Kentucky Pharmacy Residency Network meetings and KSHP meetings (as needed). Opportunities for additional meeting attendance are encouraged. Interview leave is granted at the discretion of the residency director.

Important Dates

Application Deadline: early January
Starting Date: July 1

Application Requirements

  • Application completed on PhORCAS - Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service.
  • Application is required to include: letter of intent, curriculum vitae, 3 references with letters of recommendation, official transcript from ACPE Accredited College of Pharmacy, graduation from an ASHP Accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency (or candidate status, pending accreditation) and pharmacist licensure/eligibility for licensure in the state of Kentucky.

Download our residency manual for more information


Program Director:
Vanessa VanArsdale Peterson, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Internal Medicine
Clinical Supervisor, Internal Medicine
UofL Health – UofL Hospital
530 South Jackson Street
Louisville, KY 40202

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