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Residency rotations


To successfully complete the Norton Healthcare PGY-1 pharmacy residency program, residents must achieve the following:

  1. Demonstrate full achievement status for all objectives/goals/outcomes required by the residency program.
  2. Complete a residency research project.
  3. Submit residency research project in manuscript format appropriate for publication. Publication is not required.
  4. Participate in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ Midyear Clinical Meeting and Great Lakes Residency Conference or other conferences as deemed appropriate by the residency program director.
  5. Create and deliver six patient case presentations (two may be seminar format), three journal club presentations, one pharmacy inservice, one nursing inservice, three formal patient education seminars and one presentation at Pharmacy grand rounds.
  6. Complete at least one drug monograph or alternative project for presentation during designated P&T committee meeting. 
  7. Engage in timely and critical self-assessment and programmatic assessment.
  8. Submit a residency binder at each quarterly evaluation and at the conclusion of the residency.

As part of rotational and longitudinal learning experiences, each resident can expect to complete:

  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification
  • The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Certificate Program offered by the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Core rotations

This one-month rotation orients the resident to their home-base practice site as well as all Norton Healthcare facilities where learning experiences occur. This rotation serves as an introduction to pharmacy practice as it relates to both health system- and hospital-specific operations.

Internal Medicine
This rotation provides the resident with a broad training experience in managing acutely ill internal medicine patients admitted for diverse and complex medical management.

Critical Care Medicine I
This rotation provides the resident with an introduction to critical care medicine as a member of the health care team that consults on patients in the intensive care and critical care units.

Critical Care Medicine II
This rotation provides the resident with a more advanced critical care medicine experience as a member of the health care team that consults on patients in the intensive care and critical care units.

Longitudinal rotations

Medical Information Technology
This longitudinal learning experience provides the resident with exposure to experiences and practice with information systems. The resident can expect to participate in specific learning experiences that are coordinated through the core rotations.

Project Management
This longitudinal learning experience provides an opportunity for the resident to create and manage a major project.

This longitudinal learning experience occurs in the home-base practice site for each resident. It serves to develop the skills necessary to practice in a hospital pharmacy with emphasis on operational pharmacy practice.

Teaching and Learning
This longitudinal learning experience incorporates a certificate program that is delivered by the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. It consists of 16 weeks of didactic education and at least 10 hours of education delivery by the resident. 


Elective rotations

Academic Internal Medicine

Ambulatory Care Medication Therapy Management

Ambulatory Oncology


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