TriStar Health | Hermitage, TN

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

Duration/Type: 12 months/residency
Number of Positions: 2
Application Deadline: January 3rd
Starting Date: Early July
Estimated Stipend: $48,000
Interview Required: Yes

PGY-1 Residency Program Director
W. Paul Moore, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP | 5655 Frist Blvd | Hermitage, TN 37076
(p) (615) 316-4975 | (f) (615) 316-3116 | Email

Preceptors Residents

PGY-1 Residency Mission: The PGY-1 pharmacy residency program at TriStar Summit Medical Center seeks to build on the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients.

Our program seeks two highly motivated residents who will enhance pharmacy services at our facility for the betterment of patient care. Graduates of our program will be eligible for board certification, postgraduate year two (PGY-2) pharmacy residency training, or to begin a career as a confident and competent clinical pharmacy practitioner.

About the Hospital

Celebrating 25 years of providing quality healthcare to Davidson, Wilson, and surrounding counties, TriStar Summit is a 200-bed comprehensive facility offering a full array of acute care services, including cardiology, emergency, oncology, orthopaedics/spine, rehabilitation and women's services. As an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI and a Primary Stroke Center, TriStar Summit is a leading provider of emergency heart and stroke care. There are more than 300 board-certified physicians representing over 36 specialties on staff, many of whom have offices located on TriStar Summit's campus.

Our pharmacy team is a well-established, well-respected, integral part of the patient care team. Providers, nurses, and other staff regard our pharmacists as experts and depend on their advice to improve outcomes for our patients.

Learning Experiences

Core Experiences

  • Administrative/Project
  • Cardiology/Neurology
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Orientation
  • Pharmacy Administration

Elective Experiences

  • Cardiology/Neurology Advanced
  • Critical Care Advanced
  • Emergency Medicine Advanced
  • Internal Medicine Advanced
  • Pediatrics*
  • Medication Use Safety
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
    *Affiliation with The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial Medical Center

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Central Pharmacy Staffing
  • Clinical Literature Evaluation & Application
  • Research or Quality Improvement Project
  • Medication Use Evaluation

Teaching Opportunities

  • Teaching Certificate Program+
  • Pharmacy Student Precepting+
  • Interdisciplinary Grand Rounds
  • CE Presentations
  • Pharmacy Department In-services
  • Medical, Nursing, & Ancillary Staff In-Services
    +Affiliation with local colleges of pharmacy, including:
    • Belmont University
    • Lipscomb University
    • University of Tennessee

Benefits & Special Features

In addition to the stipend, residents are also eligible for the following benefits:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 401k Retirement plan eligibility if employed at an HCA facility after residency
  • Reimbursement for required travel expenses

Candidate Requirements

Graduation & Licensure: The resident must have received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited School of Pharmacy. Residents are required to become a licensed pharmacist in the state of Tennessee.

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

  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Pharmacy school transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation

Interviews: Select candidates will be invited for on-site interviews in January and February