Residency Program Structure

Pharmacy Residency ProgramEach resident undergoes an Orientation and Training learning experience that focuses on operational functions, which are the backbone of pharmacy services.

Following the Orientation and Training learning experience, residents complete seven required and four elective learning experiences. These experiences are flexible and based on each PGY-1 resident’s interests. Each learning experience lasts five weeks, with the exception of Orientation and Training (four weeks), research (four weeks) and NICU (two weeks).

The learning experience sequence is determined by each resident's interests and career goals. For residents interested in completing a PGY-2 residency program, the focus is on aligning pertinent experiences prior to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Meeting.


  • Orientation/Training
  • Cardiac Intensive Care or Neurotrauma Intensive Care Unit (1 of 2 required)
  • Infectious Disease/Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiology, Oncology, Orthopedics and Pain Management, or Progressive Care (2 of 4 required)
  • Neonatal/Intensive Care Unit
  • Research


  • Ambulatory Care
  • Cardiovascular Intensive Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Hematology and Oncology
  • Pain/Palliative Care
  • Population Health
  • Psychiatric Care
  • Residents may opt to repeat a required learning experience


  • Pharmacy Practice Management
  • Renal education series
  • Research projects
  • Teaching certificate program

Resident Handbook

Pharmacy Residency Handbook

ASHP Accreditation logo

NKCH Pharmacy Residency Program in accredited by ASHP, an important step in assuring the quality of the residency program and the pharmacy services, resulting in elevation of pharmacy practice and patient care services we provide.