PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program

The Norton Hospitals’ postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) residency program builds upon Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals and objectives. Residents who successfully complete PGY1 programs will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership and education, and will be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e., BCPS), and pursue advanced education and training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies.

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.

All pharmacy residents are eligible for Norton Healthcare’s full employee benefits. Each PGY1 resident is salaried and receives a stipend of $48,000 plus benefits. A full benefits guide can be found here. The position requires a commitment of one calendar year. The estimated start date for PGY1 is late June.

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

Applications for the Norton Hospitals PGY1 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: Late June


  • 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., BCPS
Director, Clinical Pharmacy Services
Pharmacy Administration
Norton Healthcare Pharmacy Services, 2700 Stanley Gault Parkway, Suite 101
Louisville, KY 40223
Phone: (502) 559-1364

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