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Erlanger Health System Pharmacy Residency Program

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Erlanger Health System Inpatient Pharmacy provides progressive clinical services in a variety of practice settings. Areas of clinical pharmacy specialty include Trauma Critical Care, Pulmonary Critical Care, Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Ambulatory Care, Pediatrics, Renal Transplant, Nutrition Support, Pharmacokinetics, and Anticoagulation Management. Residents will enhance their clinical skills and knowledge practicing under experienced, board certified clinical pharmacy specialists in an academic teaching environment. Erlanger Health System is affiliated with the University Of Tennessee College of Medicine and several local colleges of pharmacy, including the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, Mercer University College of Pharmacy, South College of Pharmacy, and East Tennessee State University College of Pharmacy.

PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency (4 positions/year)

Purpose and Outcomes

The goals and objectives of this residency program are based on the Accreditation Standard for Residency Practice of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the Residency Learning System. The purpose of the Erlanger Health System Pharmacy Practice Residency is to guide the resident’s growth and development, providing them with the skills needed to competently manage their personal pharmacy practice in any healthcare environment.


This ASHP-accredited residency is a one year program designed to allow pharmacists to develop a strong foundation in pharmacotherapy, operational and practice management skills enabling them to progress towards professional goals.

  • Core four-week learning experiences include: Orientation, Internal Medicine or Family Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Cardiology, Management
  • Core year-long longitudinal learning experiences include: Pharmacy Practice, Research Project, Family Medicine Clinic, Nutrition Support
  • Elective learning experiences include: Renal Transplant, Ambulatory Oncology, Pediatric Medicine, Trauma Critical Care, Family Medicine, HIV clinic, and repetition of any core elective
  • Additional Required Activities: BLS/ACLS certification, student precepting, professional poster presentation at the ASHP Midyear Meeting, research project presentation at the Southeastern Residency Conference, provide one continuing education presentation to pharmacy staff, complete a medication use evaluation
  • Optional Teaching Certificate Program
  • On-site Ambulatory Clinics: Family Medicine Clinic, Anticoagulation Clinic, HIV Clinic, Renal Transplant Clinic, Oncology Clinic


Residents are classified in the Erlanger system as exempt/salaried staff. The benefits package for each resident is applicable during the residency program (June 30 – June 30) and includes:

  • Annual stipend of $48,438
  • Opportunity of extra hours in the staffing schedule
  • Paid Time Off (PTO): 20 days will be accrued which may be used for personal days, sick days, or professional interviews. At the end of the residency, any PTO time not used will be paid out to the resident at their hourly rate.
  • Educational leave to attend required conferences and meetings
  • Educational travel expenses (as available) within the general hospital guidelines
  • Health insurance coverage for individual or family with specific limitations defined in the current policy
  • Term life insurance up to your annual stipend as defined in the current policy
  • Other ancillary benefits as described in the personnel publications

Residency Application Process

Applications for all pharmacy residency programs will be processed using the PhORCAS residency application system. The information below is required prior to an on-site interview.

Required Information:

  • Application Deadline: January 3rd, 2020
  • Anticipated completion of Pharm.D. degree with eligibility for Tennessee License
  • Academic transcript from ACPE accredited school of pharmacy
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of Intent
  • Three letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation that speak to the applicant’s clinical abilities are preferred.

Why Erlanger?

Erlanger Health System is a multi-hospital health network and academic medical center based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and is the 10th largest public hospital in the United States. In addition to serving as the tri-state region’s only Level I Trauma Center and employing a fleet of six LifeForce Air Ambulances, Erlanger is a nationally recognized Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, has a Certified Acute Myocardial Infarction Program, and is a member of the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network. Erlanger is also home to The Children’s Hospital at Erlanger with the region’s only Level IV Neonatal ICU as well as a pediatric trauma team, Emergency Room, and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Recognized as the area’s only academic teaching hospital, Erlanger is affiliated with the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga Campus.

Residency Contact

For more information about the Erlanger Pharmacy Residency Program, email Amanda Torbett, PharmD at Amanda.Torbett@erlanger.org