PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program

The Norton Healthcare postgraduate year 1 (PGY-1) Pharmacy Residency Program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes. It contributes to the development of clinical pharmacists who are responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY-2) pharmacy residency training.

Accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists since 2009, students who participate in our PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program benefit from the depth and breadth of clinical pharmacy services offered by more than 100 pharmacists in the inpatient, community and ambulatory pharmacies throughout our health system.

Each resident’s schedule is shaped to allow for progressive development of knowledge and skills and to best prepare them for the next step of their career. Rotational and longitudinal experiences encompass a broad range of pharmaceutical services, including internal medicine, critical care, infectious diseases, oncology, pediatrics and medical information systems technology. Residents will complete a longitudinal research project and obtain a teaching certificate. Opportunities exist to mentor and educate students through both didactic and practice-based teaching. See Program Structure and Requirements for more detailed information.

Salary and Benefits

All pharmacy residents are eligible for Norton Healthcare’s full employee benefits Each PGY-1 resident is salaried and receives a stipend of $48,000 plus benefits. The position requires a commitment of one calendar year. The estimated start date for PGY-1 is July 1.

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
  • Office space with computer for each resident
  • Travel stipend available for various professional meetings (covers registration, travel, hotels and meals)
  • Free parking

Application Information

Applications for the Norton Healthcare PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program must be accessed through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). PhORCAS is a web-based tool that brings residency application material together in one location. This is designed to benefit the programs, resident applicants and reference writers to streamline the residency application process.

To apply to this residency program, go to the PhORCAS applicant webpage. Refer to PhORCAS for the application deadline.

Number of positions: six
Start date: Approximately July 1


  • Application through PhORCAS
  • Letter of intent/personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three references/letters of recommendation
  • Official college transcript
  • Kentucky licensure or eligibility for Kentucky licensure upon graduation

For more information, contact:

Amanda Castle, Pharm.D.
Director, Clinical Pharmacy Services
Pharmacy Administration
Norton Healthcare
200 E. Chestnut St.
Louisville, KY 40202

Phone: (502) 629-7255 

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