The UKHealthcare-Chandler (University of Kentucky) PGY1 residency is a one-year ASHP accredited residency that offers a variety of opportunities across the inpatient and outpatient spectrum. Seven required rotations offer a standardized, but still individualized experience. Numerous specialty elective options are available to further individualize the residency experience and explore therapeutic areas of interest.
Residents participate in providing 24-hour clinical pharmacy services through the in-house on-call program and provide longitudinal staffing. While the program focuses on enhancing clinical skills, residents are encouraged to develop communication and writing skills by teaching and precepting Pharm.D. students and conducting clinical research and other scholarly activities.
UKHealthcare is a 900+ bed tertiary care center located in the heart of the Bluegrass in Lexington, KY. The robust clinical services include the Markey Cancer Center (an NCI designated cancer center), the Children's hospital (level IV NICU), the Gill Heart Institute, and several clinics around the city and state. UKHealthcare is a Level I trauma center, TJC certified comprehensive stroke center, comprehensive epilepsy center, an ECMO Center of Excellence, and an active kidney, liver, heart, and lung transplant center. UKHealthcare is Kentucky's #1 hospital by US News & World Report. Pharmacy Services boasts over 300 pharmacists and 27 pharmacy residents in the full array of specialties.
Pre-APPE GPA > or = 3.00
Doctor of Pharmacy
Eligibility for licensure in Kentucky
Two essays supplement the standard PhORCAS application
UKHealthcare is a tertiary care center in Lexington, KY. This two hospital, 945-bed system is a referral center for Eastern and Central Kentucky. UKHealthcare is a Level 1 trauma center, Joint Commission Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, an NCI-designated cancer center, and has a Level IV neonatal ICU. Specialty services are available such as transplant (kidney, liver, pancreas, lung, heart), ECMO, pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, and bone marrow transplantation.