The PGY1, Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program is a new program at UofL Health, UofL Hospital Specialty Pharmacy and is currently in process of attaining accreditation from ASHP (results anticipated October 2022). 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

The PGY1, Community-Based Pharmacy Residency program at UofL Health, UofL Hospital Specialty Pharmacy builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community-based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certificates.

At a Glance

  • Residency duration: 12 months
  • Application deadline: December 31st (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)
  • Official transcript(s)

Residency Program Director

Emily A. O’Reilly, PharmD, BCACP, CSP
Clinical Pharmacist, Specialty Pharmacy, MS Clinic
Director, PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program
UofL Health - UofL Hospital
550 S. Jackson St. Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 681-1449

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