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Cardiology Pharmacy Residency

/ Cardiology Pharmacy Residency

Program Description and Benefits

The PGY2 cardiology pharmacy residency program is shared between HCA, TriStar Centennial Medical Center, and the University of Tennessee. TriStar Centennial Medical Center, HCA's flagship hospital, is a 741-bed facility and will serve as the primary practice site for the resident. Throughout the year, the resident will be involved in projects at the facility and corporate level. The resident will also have many opportunities to be involved in and network with other cardiology pharmacists at the local, state and national level.

As members of a team of 15 Pharmacy Residents (7 at TCMC and 8 at HCA Healthcare), each resident performs the vital role as preceptor for students rotating through the practice site. TriStar Centennial Medical Center has strong ties to the three local schools of pharmacy and involvement with several others nationwide.

In addition to a competitive salary, resident also enjoy additional benefits:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance available through the University of Tennessee
  • Travel allowance for participation in professional meetings
  • Free parking
  • Access to corporate gym/workout facility

After Residency

This program will prepare graduates for clinical and leadership positions in cardiology pharmacy.

Application Requirements

Utilize the PhORCAS system to submit the following information by January 1, 2020

  • Letter of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Official school transcripts

PGY-1 Cardiology Pharmacy Program Director
Kena Lanham, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, BCCP | 2300 Patterson Street | Nashville, TN 37203
(p) (615) 342-4738 | (e) [email protected]


Required Learning Experiences

  • General Cardiology
  • Coronary Care
  • Cardiovascular Intensive Care
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Electrophysiology
  • Heart Failure Clinic
  • Medical/Surgical Intensive Care
  • Research

Year-Long Longitudinal Learning Experiences

  • Didactic and Experiential Teaching
  • Clinical Decision Support
  • Outpatient Cardiology Clinics
  • Professional Affairs and Leadership
  • Research and Project Management
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (*if not obtained during PGY-1 residency)
  • Service - Staffing/Distribution/Clinical

Sites of Practice

  • TriStar Centennial Medical Center
  • HCA Clinical Service Group (Corporate Office)
  • Centennial Heart Specialty Clinics

Elective Experiences

  • Anticoagulation Clinic
  • Corporate Cardiology Services
  • Outpatient Cardiology Clinics
  • Emergency Department
  • Infectious Disease
  • Neurosurgical Intensive Care

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