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Program Overview

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.

Our Mission

At The Medical Center at Bowling Green, our goal is for the PGY1 residents to practice confidently as clinical pharmacists in a variety of patient care settings. Upon completion of the program, the resident will be prepared to practice in a direct patient care environment; to pursue an adjunct faculty position; to become board certified; and/or to pursue post-graduate year two (PGY2) residency training.

Our 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 Program

The opportunity to pursue a PGY-1 residency at The Medical Center at Bowling Green will begin in July 2021. 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 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 ambulatory care, long term care and community 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 seeking accreditation from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 

Download the Pharmacy Residency Program brochure

Resident Qualifications

  • Graduate of an ACPE-accredited College or School of Pharmacy
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure in the Commonwealth of Kentucky

Application

*Application Deadline: Monday, January 4, 2021 @ 11:59 p.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

Learning Experiences

Required rotations will be completed prior to elective rotations.  Longitudinal rotations will be completed over the course of the entire year and will coincide with the other rotations.

Required rotations (6 weeks unless otherwise noted)
  • Orientation (4 weeks)
  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Infectious Disease
  • Emergency Medicine
Elective rotations (4 weeks)
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Surgery
  • Administration
  • Advanced Critical Care
  • Advanced Emergency Medicine
  • Behavioral Health

Longitudinal (12 months)
  • Pharmacokinetics/Anticoagulation
  • Long-term Care
  • Research
  • Hospital Practice
  • Teaching Certificate
  • Clinical Informatics

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.

Learn more

To learn more about The Medical Center at Bowling Green PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program, contact Glee Lenoir, Program Director.

Glee Lenoir, PharmD
Pharmacy Residency Program Director

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.

Read the 2020 Community Impact Report.


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.

Find out what is offered in Bowling Green and Southcentral Kentucky.

Preceptors

Preceptors_0013_Allen, Leslie PharmD

Leslie Allen, PharmD

  • Staff Pharmacist
  • Behavioral Health
Preceptors_0012_Bennington, Caleb, PharmD

Caleb Benningfield, PharmD

  • Corporate Director of Pharmacy
  • Hospital Practice
Preceptors_0011_Castelli, Emily PharmD, BCPS

Emily Castelli, PharmD, BCPS

  • Critical Care Pharmacist
  • Critical Care, Advanced Critical Care
Preceptors_0010_Curry, Peggy RPh

Peggy Curry, RPh

  • OR Satellite Pharmacist
  • Surgery
Preceptors_0009_Hartnady, Kristi PharmD, BCPS

Kristi Hartnady, PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Staff Pharmacist
  • Pharmacokinetics/Anticoagulation
Joyce, Melinda PharmD-2

Melinda Joyce, PharmD, FACHE, FAPhA

  • Vice President, Corporate Support Services
  • Research
Lenoir, Glee PharmD

Glee Lenoir, PharmD

  • Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator
  • Pharmacy Residency Program Director
  • Cardiology
Preceptors_0008_Lindsey, Savannah PharmD

Savannah Lindsey, PharmD

  • Emergency Department Pharmacist
  • Emergency Medicine, Advanced Emergency Medicine
Preceptors_0007_Mayes, Ryan PharmD

Ryan Mayes, PharmD

  • Staff Pharmacist
  • Internal Medicine
Preceptors_0006_Patel, Vineet

Vineet Patel, PharmD

  • Clinical Informatics Pharmacist
  • Informatics
Preceptors_0005_Polston, Aric RPh

Aric Polston, RPh

  • The Medical Center at Scottsville Pharmacy Manager
  • Long Term Care
Preceptors_0004_Schmidt, Beth

Beth Schmidt, PharmD

  • Commonwealth Regional Specialty Hospital Pharmacy Manager
  • Infectious Disease
Preceptors_0003_Shoulders, Angela PharmD

Angela Shoulders, PharmD

  • Staff Pharmacist
  • Ambulatory Care
Preceptors_0002_Tuck, Lauren PharmD

Lauren Tuck, PharmD

  • Staff Pharmacist
  • Orientation, Hospital Practice
Preceptors_0001_Washam, Kirsty PharmD, MBA

Kirsty Washam, PharmD, MBA

  • Staff Pharmacist
  • Internal Medicine