Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Programs

The Norton Healthcare PGY2 ambulatory care pharmacy residency program has been accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists since 2015. This program is designed to train pharmacists who specialize in the provision of ambulatory care services within an interdisciplinary team while advancing patient-centered care through quality improvement, practice-based leadership and education of the health care team. This program prepares its graduates to assume positions as clinical pharmacy specialists in ambulatory care practice in a multifacility health care system environment and to attain board certification in ambulatory care pharmacy. 

Norton Healthcare is a community health system in Louisville, Kentucky, that includes of one pediatric and four adult hospitals in Louisville, one adult hospital in Madison, Indiana, more than 100 primary care and specialty physician practices, four on-site community pharmacies and one specialty pharmacy. Norton Healthcare has clinical pharmacy specialists in ambulatory care, transitions of care, infectious diseases, critical care, oncology and pediatrics.

Current Residents

Emily Bryan, Pharm.D.

  • Education: Sullivan University College of Pharmacy, Louisville
  • Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Norton Healthcare (2022)
  • Email: bryan@nortonhealthcare.org

Cayla Pelle, Pharm.D.

  • Education: University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Saint Joseph East Hospital, Lexington (2022)
  • Email: pelle@nortonhealthcare.org

Former Residents

Gabrielle Law, Pharm.D.

  • Education: Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Training: PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency, Walgreens/Purdue University, Indianapolis (2021) and PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency, Norton Healthcare (2022)
  • PGY2 project: Impact of a Pharmacist-led Initiative to Increase Utilization of SGLT2i at Hospital Discharge in Eligible Patients
  • Current position: Clinical pharmacist in specialty pharmacy, UK HealthCare, Lexington

Rachel Sowell, Pharm.D., MPH

  • Education: University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis
  • Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency, Norton Healthcare (2021, 2022)
  • PGY2 project: Implementation of a Transitions of Care Pharmacist Workflow for Tobacco Cessation Intervention at Hospital Discharge
  • Current position: Clinical pharmacist specialist in transitions of care, Norton Healthcare

Lauren Heltsley, Pharm.D., BCACP

  • Education: University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
  • Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, St. Joseph East Hospital, Lexington (2020) and PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency, Norton Healthcare (2021)
  • PGY2 project: Mitigation of Financial Barriers to Medication Access in Primary Care Practices
  • Current position: Clinical pharmacist in specialty pharmacy, Norton Healthcare

Lindsay Jackson, Pharm.D., MBA, BCACP

  • Education: University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
  • Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency, Norton Healthcare (2020, 2021)
  • PGY2 project: Mitigating Financial Barriers to Medication Access in a Community Hospital System
    Current position: Clinical pharmacist in specialty pharmacy, Norton Healthcare 

Justin McCann, Pharm.D., MBA, BCACP

  • Education: University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
  • Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency, Norton Healthcare (2019, 2020)
  • PGY2 project: Development and Implementation of a Pilot Pharmacogenetics Program: Proof of Concept
  • Current position: Clinical pharmacist specialist in transitions of care, Norton Healthcare

Kimber Woodrum, Pharm.D., MPH, CDCES, BCACP

  • Education: University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
  • Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency, Norton Healthcare (2019, 2020)
  • PGY2 project: Implementation of a Pharmacist-driven Process to Expand Access to Naloxone
  • Current position: Employee population health and benefits clinical pharmacist specialist, Norton Healthcare

Lindsey Nolan, Pharm.D., MPA, BCACP

  • Education: University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
  • Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency, Norton Healthcare (2018, 2019)
  • PGY2 project: Standardizing a Specialty Pharmacy Workflow to Improve Clinical and Operational Services
  • Current position: Gastroenterology clinical pharmacist specialist, UofL Health – Specialty Pharmacy and UofL Physicians gastroenterology clinic, Louisville

Brittany Wyatt, Pharm.D., MPA, BCACP

  • Education: University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
  • Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency, Norton Healthcare (2018, 2019)
  • PGY2 project: Implementing and Sustaining a Staff Education Process in a Specialty Pharmacy
  • Current position: Clinical pharmacist specialist in transitions of care, Norton Healthcare

Kassandra Mohler, Pharm.D., BCACP

  • Education: Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Indianapolis
  • Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency, Norton Healthcare (2016, 2017)
  • PGY2 project: Assessing the Impact of a Pharmacist on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Star Ratings in a Patient-Centered Medical Home
  • Current position: Ambulatory care clinical pharmacy specialist in primary care and endocrinology, Community Health Network, Indianapolis

Christie Lee Scott, Pharm.D., MSCS

  • Education: University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
  • Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency, Norton Healthcare (2015, 2016)
  • PGY2 project: Impact of Integrating a Pharmacist in a Level 3 Patient-centered Medical Home
  • Current position: Clinical pharmacist specialist in neurology, Norton Healthcare

This program offers required direct patient care rotations in a traditional block format (four to six weeks each) as well as longitudinal learning experiences. Residents also complete three elective rotations (four to five weeks each) and two required longitudinal non-direct patient care learning experiences.

Each resident is expected to staff every fourth weekend with one day off after each weekend worked. Residents will also work two of six holidays.

  • Required direct patient care block rotations:
    • Transitions of Care I
    • Transitions of Care II
    • Community pharmacy (four hours per week for six weeks concurrently with Transitions of Care I)
  • Required direct patient care longitudinal rotations:
    • Primary Care
    • Population Health and Managed Care
    • Specialty Pharmacy
  • Required non-direct patient care longitudinal rotations:
    • Leadership
    • Project Management
  • Elective block rotations:
    • Ambulatory Oncology
    • Ambulatory Heart Failure
    • Clinical Management and Ambulatory Services Integration
    • Neurology Multiple Sclerosis Services and Memory Disorder Clinic

Maggie Mangino, Pharm.D., BCACP, CDCES

Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist Specialist

PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program Director

  • Education: Pharm.D., University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
  • Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, UofL Health
  • Practice area: Employee medication management program and primary care practice

Contact information:

Norton Healthcare Pharmacy Services
315 E. Broadway, Suite 50
Louisville, KY  40202
Phone: (502) 629-6857
Email: maggie.mangino@nortonhealthcare.org

Kwadwo Amankwa, Pharm.D.

Clinical Pharmacist Specialist in Cardiology

  • Education: Pharm.D., Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, New York
  • Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, New York; and Fellowship, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice area: Norton Heart & Vascular Institute Advanced Heart Failure Clinic
  • Email: kwadwo.amankwa@nortonhealthcare.org

Katie Blain, Pharm.D., MPH, BCACP

  • Manager, Norton Specialty Pharmacy
  • Education: D., University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
  • Training: PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency, Walgreens, Louisville
  • Practice area: Norton Specialty Pharmacy
  • Email: blain@nortonhealthcare.org

Lindsey Harper, Pharm.D., MPH, BCACP

Clinical Pharmacist Specialist in Transitions of Care

  • Education: Pharm.D., University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
  • Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency, Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Indianapolis
  • Practice area: Transitions of care
  • Email: harper@nortonhealthcare.org

Lauren Heltsley, Pharm.D., BCACP

Clinical Pharmacist in Specialty Pharmacy

  • Education: Pharm.D., University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
  • Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, St. Joseph East Hospital, Lexington; PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy residency, Norton Healthcare
  • Practice area: Norton Specialty Pharmacy
  • Email: heltsley@nortonhealthcare.org

Lindsay Jackson, Pharm.D., MBA, BCACP

Clinical Pharmacist in Specialty Pharmacy

  • Education: Pharm.D., University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Lexington, KY
  • Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency, Norton Healthcare
  • Practice area: Norton Specialty Pharmacy
  • Email: jackson@nortonhealthcare.org

Amanda Kuszmaul, Pharm.D., BCACP

Clinical Pharmacist Specialist in Transitions of Care

  • Education: Pharm.D., The Ohio State University College Of Pharmacy, Columbus
  • Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Norton Healthcare and PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency, UofL Health
  • Practice area: Transitions of care
  • Email: kuszmaul@nortonhealthcare.org

Justin McCann, Pharm.D., MBA, BCACP

Clinical Pharmacist Specialist in Transitions of Care

  • Education: Pharm.D., University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
  • Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency, Norton Healthcare
  • Practice area: Transitions of care
  • Email: mccann@nortonhealthcare.org

Amy Perpich, Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Manager, Ambulatory Pharmacy Services

  • Education: Pharm.D., Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston
  • Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice area: Ambulartory care
  • Email: perpich@nortonhealthcare.org

Kami Redecker, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCOP

Oncology Clinical Pharmacist Specialist

  • Education: Pharm.D., Shenandoah University School of Pharmacy, Winchester, Virginia
  • Practice area: Norton Cancer Institute
  • Email: redecker@nortonhealthcare.org

Christie Lee Scott, Pharm.D., MSCS

Clinical Pharmacist Specialist in Neurology

  • Education: Pharm.D., University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Lexington, KY
  • Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency, Norton Healthcare
  • Practice area: Multiple sclerosis neurology and memory disorders clinic
  • Email: scott@nortonhealthcare.org

Amanda Thurman, Pharm.D., BCACP

Pharmacist, Norton Pharmacy

  • Education: Pharm.D., University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
  • Training: PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency, Norton Healthcare
  • Practice area: Norton Pharmacy and primary care
  • Email: thurman@nortonhealthcare.org

Kimber Woodrum, Pharm.D., MPH, CDCES, BCACP

Employee Population Health and Benefits Clinical Pharmacist Specialist

  • Education: Pharm.D., University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
  • Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency, Norton Healthcare
  • Practice area: Employee medication management program and employee benefits
  • Email: woodrum@nortonhealthcare.org

Brittany Wyatt, Pharm.D., MPA, BCACP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Transitions of Care

  • Education: Pharm.D., University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
  • Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency, Norton Healthcare
  • Practice area: Transitions of care
  • Email: brittany.wyatt@nortonhealthcare.org

All pharmacy residents are eligible for Norton Healthcare’s full employee benefits. Each PGY2 resident receives a stipend of $52,000 plus benefits. The position requires a commitment of one calendar year.

Benefits at a glance

  • Medical insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off: 15 days, including holiday, vacation, sick, and personal time
  • Professional liability insurance
  • Laptop for each resident
  • Travel stipend available for various professional meetings (covers registration, travel, hotels and meals)
  • Free parking

All application materials must be submitted via the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). There are no additional application materials required beyond PhORCAS requirements. No material, including letters of recommendation, will be accepted via U.S. mail, email or by submission in person. All candidates will be notified regarding selection for an on-site or virtual interview. Interviews will occur in January and/or February.

Norton Healthcare will seek permission, if necessary, to request additional information from previous schools and employers concerning candidate’s academic record and professional ability. Candidate must possess or be eligible for Kentucky licensure according to criteria established by the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy.

The candidate must have completed an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)-accredited PGY1 program or one in the accreditation process. A copy of the PGY1 residency certificate and Kentucky pharmacist licensure must be provided to the residency program director on or before the first day of starting the PGY2 residency program.

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