The Medical Center at Bowling Green’s post-graduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy residency training program provides organized and directed clinical pharmacy training in a rapidly advancing academic medical environment. The program is designed to develop the knowledge and skills of the resident in various areas including: clinical pharmacy practice, medication therapy management, leadership, communication, practice management, critical thinking, time management, research, and teaching. The program offers the resident the opportunity, encouragement and support to develop his/her professional expertise as a practitioner.
PGY1 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) 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 residency programs will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education, and 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.
Commitment to Research and Education
Med Center Health maintains a strong partnership with two of the state’s finest academic institutions, Western Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky. This unique relationship strengthens collaboration and increases opportunities for research and education.
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine – Bowling Green Campus, the first 4-year regional medical school in Kentucky, is located on the campus of The Medical Center at Bowling Green. As a teaching hospital, our hospital is committed to constantly raising the bar to provide better healthcare for residents of Southcentral Kentucky.
Our pharmacists collaborate with other healthcare providers to optimize the delivery of pharmaceutical care by providing clinical and state of the art automated dispensing services to our patients. A distinct advantage of our program is that it offers the resident a more intimate and focused environment to develop their clinical skills in a place where everyone is invested in the success of the program.
Our residency program may be relatively new, but our ideals are not. We have a very strong and well-respected clinical pharmacy program. We are focused and fully committed to creating a top-notch residency experience. Our standards and expectations are as rigorous as the most well-established and distinguished programs.
Our clinical staff participate in rounding and collaboration in patient care with some of the area’s most distinguished attending physicians, medical students, residents, and fellows in various specialties. Our clinicians practice evidence-based medicine and strive to stay up to date to provide the best possible care for our patients.
Our pharmacists directly interact with patients and providers to address the needs of patients during transitions of care.
Our PGY-1 residency program is affiliated with the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy and is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
- Graduate of an ACPE-accredited College or School of Pharmacy
- Licensed or eligible for licensure in the Commonwealth of Kentucky
*Application Deadline: Friday, January 5, 2024 @ 12:00 a.m. CST.*
Submit the following via PhorCAS
- Letter of Intent
- Curriculum Vitae
- Official transcripts of all professional pharmacy education
- Three (3) references completed in PhorCAS by healthcare professionals who can attest to the applicant’s practice abilities and aptitudes
Required rotations will be completed prior to elective rotations unless special circumstances exist. Each circumstance will be evaluated by the RPD and must be approved by the RAC. Required longitudinal rotations are scheduled for 2-12 months of the year. The resident will choose three elective learning experiences.
Required rotations (6 weeks unless otherwise noted)
- Orientation (4 weeks)
- Internal Medicine
- Critical Care
- Infectious Disease
- Emergency Medicine
Elective rotations (4 weeks)
- Advanced Cardiology
- Advanced Critical Care
- Advanced Emergency Medicine
Required Longitudinal (2-12 months)
- Administration (9 months)
- Pharmacokinetics/Anticoagulation (2 months)
- Research (12 months)
- Hospital Practice (11 months)
- Teaching Certificate (12 months)
Teaching & Research
Residents will complete ASHP’s Teaching Certificate for Pharmacists which was developed in partnership with the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. This program is designed to introduce the residents to academic literature, contemporary pharmacy education, teaching styles, and philosophies.
Our residents will have the opportunity to mentor pharmacy students from the University of Kentucky and Sullivan University colleges of pharmacy. Residents will assist in teaching classes and provide educational programs for medical students, residents, and fellows as well as pharmacy students, nursing students and graduate nurses.
Residents are required to complete a research project that is suitable for publication and will be presented at a local, state, and regional meeting.
To learn more about The Medical Center at Bowling Green PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program, email Glee Lenoir, Program Director or call 270-745-1646.
About Med Center Health
The Medical Center at Bowling Green, a 337-bed community-based academic medical center, is the flagship hospital for Med Center Health. Our organization includes five acute care hospitals, a long term acute care hospital, more than 30 clinics, a long term rehab and specialty care facility and a community retail pharmacy. Med Center Health employs over 30 pharmacists and nearly 70 physicians, both internal medicine practitioners and specialists.
About Southcentral Kentucky
Life in Southcentral Kentucky includes a 12-county region of urban, suburban and country living that is rich in history, sports and nature. From Bowling Green to Albany, we are fortunate to be surrounded by resources and lifestyles that lift up our families, careers and lives. Residents in Southcentral Kentucky enjoy a low cost of living and housing costs that are up to 30 percent lower than the national average.