Pharmacy Residency Program (PGY-1)

Pharmacy Residency Program

Norton Clark Hospital offers a one-year, hospital-based pharmacy residency program for postgraduate students interested in working in the hospital setting. The program is designed to prepare pharmacists for generalized clinical pharmacy practice and the expanding role pharmacists are playing in patient care at hospitals.

The one-year program is designed to expose residents to all aspects of hospital pharmacy including:

  • Progressive, decentralized pharmacy practice model in a community hospital
  • Clinical pharmacy roles at multiple hospitals in the area
  • Experiences include two months each in emergency medicine, intensive care unit, and internal medicine
  • Teaching certificate with local school of pharmacy 
  • Fostering growth of a competent, efficient, and strong clinical practitioner collaborating within a health care team setting

Norton Clark Hospital is a full-service hospital with an accredited chest pain center which is licensed to perform cardiac catheterization 24/7. Norton Clark Hospital has the busiest emergency department in Southern Indiana, with about 45,000 visits per year. The pharmacy at Norton Clark Hospital is progressive, offering many clinical services. Clinical pharmacists work decentralized, which allows pharmacists to round and provide pharmaceutical care. Residents also will do a rotation at Norton Scott Hospital, a sister hospital of Norton Clark Hospital, which operates as a critical access center. 

Residency Program Core Rotations:

  • Orientation (one month)
  • Internal medicine (two months)
  • Transitions of care (one month)
  • Emergency medicine (two months)
  • Critical care (two months)
  • Administration (one month)
  • Critical access center/research  (1 month)
  • Electives, adjusted to areas of interest including:
    • Cardiology
    • Emergency medicine – Expanded role
    • Critical care – Expanded role
    • Internal medicine – Repeat
    • Norton Scott Hospital – Expanded role
    • Ambulatory care – Repeat
    • Pharmacy informatics
    • Internal medicine – Repeat
    • Critical care – Infectious diseases focus
  • Longitudinal experiences include:
    • Drug information
    • Medication use evaluations
    • Policy improvement project
    • Formulary monograph review
    • Outcomes research project
    • Staffing 
    • Code response – Residents respond to all codes
    • Co-precepting pharmacy students
    • Teaching Learning Certificate through Sullivan University College of Pharmacy

To learn more about the program, email

Application Deadline: Jan. 3

Applicant Requirements:

  • Residents must be a graduate of an accredited college of pharmacy.
  • Applicant must be eligible for Indiana registered pharmacist license within 90 days of residency start date.
  • Submit application materials through Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)
  • Include the following: curriculum vitae; a letter of intent expressing interest in the program, strengths, weaknesses and areas of improvement.

Salary and benefits: Residents receive all benefits associated with a full-time employee: medical, dental and vision insurance, holiday/sick leave, paid education days, professional travel reimbursement stipend, parking, and advanced cardiac life support/basic life support certification reimbursement. Residents have dedicated office space apart from central pharmacy.  

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