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Pharmacy Residency Program

TriStar Centennial | Nashville, TN

PGY1 Pharmacy Practice
Residency Program

Duration/Type: 12 months/residency
Number of Positions: 4
Application Deadline: December 31st
Starting Date: Late June
Estimated Stipend: $45,000
Interview Required: Yes

Director of Pharmacy:
Cherie McCook, BS Pharm, MBA | 2300 Patterson Street | Nashville, TN 37203
(p) 615.342.4700 | (f) 615.342.4699 | (e) cherie.mccook@hcahealthcare.com

Questions about the Residency:
Haley Peel, PharmD, BCPS | 2300 Patterson Street | Nashville, TN 37203
(p) 615.342.4753 | (f) 615.342.6537 | (e) haley.peel@hcahealthcare.com

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About the Hospital

TriStar Centennial is the flagship hospital of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), the largest operator of private hospitals in the world. It is the major tertiary referral hospital of TriStar Health (a division of HCA), serving Middle Tennessee, Southern Kentucky, and Northern Georgia. The medical center's campus is home to TriStar Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Centennial, TriStar Centennial Women's & Children's, TriStar Centennial Heart & Vascular Center, as well as TriStar Parthenon Pavilion, one of the oldest and largest full-service psychiatric facilities in the region. 24/7 care is also available at TriStar Ashland City, a critical access hospital in nearby Cheatham County.

Special Features

This residency incorporates many aspects of clinical pharmacy practice through a wide range of practical learning experiences. In addition to clinical rotations, residents are required to complete a major research project, perform medication use evaluations (MUE), deliver formal presentations, and participate in distribution and clinical on-call services. There are numerous opportunities for teaching and serving as preceptors for pharmacy students from Belmont University, Lipscomb University, and the University of Tennessee.

Residents are mentored by outstanding, experienced, and dedicated preceptors who are committed to patient care and training of new practitioners. Most of the preceptors hold board certifications or credentials in their specialty areas. In addition, residents will interact with many leading physicians, nurses, therapists, and other health care professionals in the course of their patient care activities or participation in multidisciplinary care teams or projects. Residents also receive opportunities to work with healthcare leaders at the HCA corporate or division offices.

Learning Experiences

Core Rotations

Academia
Cardiology
Critical Care
Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Metabolic Support/Nutrition
Practice Management

Elective Rotations

Corporate Pharmacy Practice Rotations
  • Pharmacy Leadership
  • Medication Use Safety
  • Pharmacy Informatics
Neonatology/Pediatrics
Oncology/BMT
Psychiatry
Integrated Critical Care

Longitudinal Learning Experiences

Anticoagulation Clinic
Bariatrics Clinic
Clinical On-Call Service
Drug Information
Pharmaceutical Care (distribution)
Research

Program Graduates

Program graduates have secured rewarding pharmacy positions in teaching and community hospitals, academia, managed care, or PGY2 residency programs immediately upon completion of the program.

The residency year may be credited as one year of service for benefits accrual such as 401(k) and paid time off (PTO), if employed with an HCA-affiliated hospital upon completion of the residency.

Application Process

The following information must be submitted through ASHP's Pharmacy Online Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS):

  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Pharmacy school transcripts
  • Three letters of reference - at least two letters should be written by a preceptor, faculty member, or practicing pharmacist

An on-site interview in January or February is required and applicants must be eligible for Tennessee licensure upon completion of Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

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