The PGY1 Residency Program has a total of seven pharmacy residents. Each resident is assigned a “home-base” of Dearborn (DBN), Edgewood (EDG), Florence (FLO), or Fort Thomas (FTT). Dearborn supports one resident, Edgewood supports four residents, Fort Thomas supports one resident, and Florence supports one resident during the residency year. Residents will complete the following experiences at their home-base: Orientation, Longitudinal Pharmacy Staffing (weekends), and portions of Administration. The remainder of the residency year is spent rotating through the various sites dependent upon on the rotation being completed.
Since St. Elizabeth Healthcare’s hospitals operate in two states, our program offers two unique match numbers. The first match number is assigned to the six Kentucky-based (EDG, FLO, FTT) residency positions; the second match number is assigned to the single Indiana-based (DBN) position. Kentucky-based residents must be licensed pharmacists in the State of Kentucky. The Indiana-based resident must be licensed pharmacists in the State of Indiana and Kentucky. Candidates are encouraged to apply to both match numbers and then rank (or not rank) them according to their own personal preference of St. Elizabeth home-base.
The multiple-site residency program structure provides residents with the opportunity to become more well-rounded practitioners through experience practicing pharmacy in both academic and community hospital settings. Residents receive individualized training and attention, while learning in an environment with a variety of patient demographics and disease states.