Cardiology Pharmacy Residency
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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-2 Cardiology Pharmacy Program Director
Sheena Toline, PharmD, BCPS | 1 Park Plaza, Bldg. 1| Nashville, TN 37203
(p) (615) 344-2426 | (e) [email protected]

Required Learning Experiences

  • Pharmacy Orientation
  • Medical Cardiology
  • Surgical Cardiology- CVICU
  • Cardiology Care Unit -CCU
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Electrophysiology
  • Advanced Heart Failure
  • Corporate Cardiology

Required Longitudinal Learning Experiences

  • Clinical Decision Support
  • Outpatient Cardiology Clinic
  • Professional Affairs and Leadership
  • Research and Project Management
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Service - Staffing/Distribution/Clinical

Elective Learning Experiences

  • Emergency Department
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Neurosurgical ICU
  • Outpatient Cardiology Clinic
  • Medical/Surgical ICU - will be required if inadequate PGY1 experience
  • Academia
  • Research
  • Repeat of any of the required learning experiences
  • Advanced Heart Failure II

Sites of Practice

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

Residency Program Director 

Sheena Toline, PharmD, BCPS is the Director of Care Innovation for the Clinical Operations Group at HCA Healthcare in Nashville, Tennessee. She also holds the title of Residency Program Director for the PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency at TriStar Centennial Medical Center/University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy.  Her focus areas include cardiothoracic surgery and structural heart disease on the cardiovascular service line. She works closely with corporate/division/facility leadership and cardiac providers to improve quality performance in cardiovascular care across HCA.  She also facilitates sharing and implementation of best practices across the HCA enterprise to improve cardiovascular quality outcomes.

Presently, Sheena serves as the co-chair for the American College of Cardiology (ACC) - Cardiovascular Team Section’s Clinical Pharmacist Work Group. Beginning in April 2018, she began her three year term as a member of the ACC Cardiovascular Section Team Leadership Council.

Education:
PharmD, University of New England, College of Pharmacy

Additional Training:
PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Jefferson, LA
PGY-2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency at TriStar Centennial Medical Center/ University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, Nashville, TN

Cardiology Preceptors 

Sabrina Dunham, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP
Cardiovascular Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Dr. Dunham completed her Doctor of Pharmacy in 2018 at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She then completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital and her PGY-2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency at TriStar Centennial Medical Center. She joined the pharmacy team at TriStar Centennial Medical Center this year (2020) as their Cardiovascular Clinical Pharmacy Specialist. Dr. Dunham serves in several capacities, including leading the cardiology pharmacy team, assisting in the development of the cardiovascular pharmacy service line, and practicing direct patient care in cardiology and critical care, as well as the outpatient cardiology space. She precepts both students and residents, facilitates a pharmacotherapy experiential course, and engages in research and medical writing. She serves as the primary preceptor for the Cardiology Critical Care and the Advanced Cardiology rotations for both the PGY-1 and PGY-2 residents, and will serve as the primary preceptor for multiple cardiology subspecialty rotations.

Education:
PharmD, Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Additional Training:
PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, NC
PGY-2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency at TriStar Centennial Medical Center/University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, Nashville, TN

 

Rachel Hemberger, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS
Cardiology/Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist

Dr. Hemberger received her Doctor of Pharmacy in 2004 from Ohio Northern University. She completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency in 2005 at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia, where she stayed on for ten years as a Critical Care pharmacist, specializing in trauma. Dr. Hemberger moved to Nashville in 2015, where she joined the pharmacy team at TriStar Centennial Medical Center as a cardiology clinical pharmacist. She serves as a preceptor for Adult Critical Care, Cardiovascular, and Neurology rotations for PGY-1 and PGY-2 pharmacy residents.

Education:
PharmD, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH

Additional Training:
PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Memorial University Medical Center, Savannah, GA

 

Tudy Hodgman, Pharm D, FCCM, BCCCP, BCPS
Cardiology/Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist

Dr. Hodgman received her Pharm D from the University Of Illinois College of Pharmacy in 1981. She completed a residency in Cardiology / Critical Care from 1981 -1983 at The Ohio State University Hospital. After residency she accepted a job at a small community hospital as the clinical coordinator/Critical Care Specialist where she worked for over twenty years. From there, she joined Midwestern University, Chicago College of Pharmacy and started an ICU practice in a large community hospital with a 36 bed mixed ICU as well as being the Pharmacy Department Clinical Coordinator at Northwest Community Hospital. She served as the PGY-2 Critical Care Residency Director at Midwestern University for 10 years prior to joining the Cardiology Team at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in 2015. She serves as preceptor for Cardiology, Critical Care, and Neurology rotations for PGY-1 and PGY-2 residents.

Education:
BS Pharmacy, University of Illinois College of Pharmacy
Pharm D, University of Illinois College of Pharmacy

Additional Training:
PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH
PGY-2 Cardiology/Critical Care at The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH


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