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Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY1)
Pharmacy Residency Program

Program Overview

Our 12-month program, accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), is personalized and flexible, offering four or six-week rotations in:

  • Internal Medicine

  • Cardiology

  • Critical Care

  • Infectious Disease

  • Emergency Medicine


Our residents will also complete two rotation electives tailored to their interest.

During the year, the residents will participate in longitudinal learning experiences in management/leadership, medical emergency management, drug information, pharmacy operations, ambulatory care, teaching, and research.


Additional Information about Jackson Hospital’s PGY1 Program:

  • Three positions available

  • Starting date: Monday of last full-week of June

  • Estimated stipend: $52,500

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Paid registration and travel expenses for ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, ALSHP Annual Meeting and the Southeastern Residency Conference

  • Travel allowance will cover lodging, transportation, and meals (limit of $50/day). For any air travel, the cost of a coach seat will be covered.

Purpose Statement

The purpose of Jackson Hospital & Clinic’s Pharmacy Practice (PGY1) pharmacy residency program is to build on the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 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 PGY2 pharmacy residency training.

Our Application Process

Applicants shall submit their application materials through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). Due date for submission changes annually, but it is typically the second week of January.


In order to be considered for acceptance, applicants must submit:

  • A letter of intent

  • Three references

  • Proof of U.S. citizenship

  • A curriculum vitae

  • Pharmacy school transcript

Once application materials have been reviewed, qualified applicants will be invited for an on-site interview.

Core Rotations

Required Learning Experiences

Orientation (7 weeks)

General Internal Medicine I (4weeks)*

Internal Medicine/Surgery (4 weeks) *

General Internal Medicine II (4 weeks) *

Cardiology (6 weeks)*

Critical Care (6 weeks) *

Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship*

Emergency Medicine*

*Direct patient care learning experiences*

Required Longitudinal Experiences

Pharmacy Leadership and Administration 

Ambulatory Care*



Drug Information 


Elective Learning Experiences
Choose 2

Rotation in selected area of choice (i.e. Repeat any “required” rotation with a focus on a particular patient population or disease state(s)) (4 weeks)

Transitions of Care (4 weeks)

Pharmacy Management (4 weeks)

Program Requirements

  • BLS and ACLS certification, PALS optional (Jackson Hospital will provide certification
    classes if not obtained prior to residency)

  • Alabama Board of Pharmacy Parenteral Certification (Jackson Hospital will provide certification
    classes if not obtained prior to residency)

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree (Pharm.D.) from a college accredited by ACPE

  • Must receive Alabama license no later than 90 days from the start date of their residency year.

  • Must be a part of the ASHP Matching Program

  • Must review and be familiar with the Jackson Hospital & Clinic Pharmacy Residency Program Manual.

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