The Deaconess Health System Postgraduate Year One Pharmacy Residency is a hospital-based one-year residency program with two positions for Pharmacy postgraduates. Upon completion of the Deaconess Health System Pharmacy Residency, the Residents will be prepared to practice as a clinical pharmacist in a variety of settings, to complete a PGY2 Pharmacy Residency, or to obtain a position as faculty in a college of pharmacy.
PGY1 Program Purpose: PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on pharmacy education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
Graduates of our program will be skilled to:
- Manage and improve the medication-use process
- Provide evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management with interdisciplinary teams
- Exercise leadership and practice management skills
- Demonstrate project management skills
- Provide medication and practice-related education/training to health care professionals, students, and patients
- Continually monitor and improve performance through ongoing self evaluation
Pharmacy Residency Program Application
The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency conducted by Deaconess Health System, Evansville, IN is accredited by ASHP. The program has been accredited since July 2006.
Residency Program Details
Among the benefits of the program:
- Competitive salary of $47,000
- Low-cost dormitory-style housing option
- 14 days PTO
- Free parking
- Free membership to fitness facility
- Medical, dental and life insurance available
- Resident office space
- Paid professional membership fees for ASHP
- Retirement savings option
Our past residents have chosen this program due to the variety of experiences available to them. The program has several required and elective experiences:
- Orientation (6 weeks)
- General Medicine (7 weeks)
- Critical Care (6 weeks)
- Infectious Disease (4 weeks)
- Cardiology (4 weeks)
- Informatics (2 weeks)
- Longitudinal - Practice Management/Drug Information
- Longitudinal - Residency Project
- Longitudinal - Staffing
- Advanced General Medicine
- Ambulatory Care
- Emergency Medicine
- Medical Mission Trip
- Neuro Critical Care
- Indiana Pharmacy Teaching Certificate
- Teaching experience exist through presentations and assisting with precepting pharmacy students
Residents are required to staff every 3rd weekend. This weekend staffing involves working:
- Friday evening (3:30pm to 9pm)
- An 8-hour shift on Saturday
- An 8-hour shift on Sunday
In addition to the weekend staffing, the residents are also responsible for working the following shifts:
- Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving or a Christmas holiday
- It is expected that one resident will work Thanksgiving and the day after and the other resident will work one Christmas holiday shift
- 5 days between the week of Christmas and New Year’s Day
Successful Completion of the Residency Program
The residency is considered a 12-month full time commitment. The requirements and expectations for successful completion of the PGY1 Residency Program are listed in the Residency Manual. All residents will be provided with a Resident’s Manual containing all necessary information related to the Residency Program. If requirements listed in the Residents Manual are not met in a timely manner, then remedial action will result as outlined in the manual.
Meet our Residency Team
Our Residents interact with everyone on our pharmacy team, including both pharmacists and technicians. The entire department works as a team to ensure an optimal outcome in all aspects of our daily practice. Each rotation has a primary preceptor, but we work as a team to ensure all learning objectives are met.
Meet our Current Residents
Hannah Cooper, PharmD
Hannah is originally from Crawfordsville, IN and graduated from Manchester University in May 2019 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Her interests include women’s health and internal medicine. Upon completion of her residency, Hannah hopes to obtain a clinical pharmacist position and become BCPS certified.
Residency Project: Development and implementation of pharmacist pharmacogenomics service
Morgan Schaffer, PharmD
Morgan is originally from Dayton, Ohio and graduated in May 2019 from Butler University with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Her interests include critical care and infectious disease. Upon completion of her residency, Morgan hopes to become BCPS certified and to obtain a position as a clinical pharmacist in an inpatient setting.
Residency Project: Effect of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol implementation on post-operative opioid use in the hysterectomy patient population
Applying for PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Deaconess requirements for application
Assessment of Residency Applicants
Those interested in applying for one of these two positions please submit the following by January 15th:
Complete application in PhORCAS with
During the interview, the candidate will be review a case and present their answers to the focus questions to the core interview group.
Candidates will be evaluated on the following criteria:
Completed application packet
Prior work experience
Clinical, leadership, teaching, and communication skills
Assessment of formal interview
This residency site agrees that no person at this site will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant.
For more information contact:
Meredith Petty, PharmD
Pharmacy Residency Program Director