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Rotations and Activities

Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville has a unique opportunity for a community hospital PGY1 pharmacy residency to interact and train with family practice medical residents. After orientation your first two rotation will be family medicine and ambulatory care. Family medicine is an internal medicine rotation where you will round with the family medicine team and ambulatory care you will be working with the residents as they see their patients in clinic.

Required Rotations (4 weeks, unless stated otherwise):

  • Orientation (6 weeks)
  • Family Medicine (6 weeks)
  • Ambulatory Care (6 weeks)
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Informatics
  • Critical Care
  • Endocrine
  • Psychiatry
  • Administration/Medication Safety

Elective (2) (4 weeks):

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Nephrology
  • Transitions of Care
  • Specialty Pharmacy
  • Potential for additional electives to meet resident’s interest


  • Teaching Certificate for Pharmacists (~38 weeks)
  • Pharmacy Practice (staffing) (44 weeks)
  • Pharmacy Practice Advancement (41 weeks)
  • Research (42 weeks)

Selected Resident Activities:

  • Teaching family medicine residents
  • Completion of ASHP Teaching Certificate for Pharmacists
  • Precepting pharmacy students
  • Educational activities to be completed with family medicine residents
  • Research project presented at MidSouth Pharmacy Residents Conference
  • ASHP Midyear Poster Project
  • BCLS and ACLS certification
  • Committee participation
  • APRN pharmacology CE presentation
  • Journal clubs, MUE’s, in-services, etc.

Residents will complete the ASHP Teaching Certificate for Pharmacists Program. This program includes online didactic instruction in educational methods and experiential practice in lecturing, leading small group activities, and precepting. Residents will get to practice and hone their own teaching skills by teaching pharmacology to family medicine residents. There is also ample opportunity for precepting of pharmacy students. At the end of the program the resident will have prepared a teaching philosophy and teaching portfolio; a certificate from ASHP will be issued upon completion of all requirements.

The evaluation process will be in compliance with ASHP accreditation standards. PharmAcademic™ evaluation system will be used for written summative evaluations at the end of all month-long rotations and quarterly for longitudinal activities. In addition to formal assessment regarding progress towards residency objectives, preceptors also utilize verbal and written formative evaluations during rotations, presentations and on written activities to encourage resident development.

Graduation and Certification
Upon successful completion of the residency program, the resident will receive a certificate verifying completion of the program in accordance with ASHP Regulations on Accreditation of Pharmacy Residencies.

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