Residency Program

Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy offers multiple exclusive residency program opportunities to graduates.  These residency opportunities exist to train pharmacists in professional practice and provide experience in integrating pharmacy services with the comprehensive needs of individual practice settings.  Residencies provide in depth experiences leading to advanced practice skills and knowledge.  The residency programs offered by Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy also encompass a Teaching and Learning certificate program to facilitate the career development of the next group of pharmacy educators.  These residencies include:

Pharmacy Practice Residency

Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) and Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy have formed a collaboration to offer a two post-graduate year one (PGY-1) general inpatient pharmacy practice residencies. This unique residency merges inpatient and outpatient care with academia. The majority of the resident’s six-week clinical rotations will occur at MRMC, a 275-bed regional medical center located in Columbia, Tenn. The resident will become an expert in managing a variety of disease states and caring for a wide range of populations from premature infants to geriatric patients.

Ambulatory Care Residency

The residency program is designed for those seeking a second year of specialized pharmacy training.  The residency will have the opportunity to work with an underserved population as well in a private practice area.  The resident will be highly trained to develop treatment plans for a number of chronic disease states and improve the overall quality of health of the patients.

Community Pharmacy Residency

The residency program consists of two position at two independent community pharmacies. Marcrom’s Pharmacy and Perkin’s Drugs incorporates innovative workflow to facilitate face-to-face time for pharmacists with patients.  The resident will participate in drug therapy decisions with physicians, nurses, and pharmacists, and develop methods for improvement in care, as well as providing drug information and patient advocacy.

Pharmacy Informatics Residency

The postgraduate year two (PGY2) Informatics Residency Program is the most recent addition to the legacy and tradition of excellence in the field of pharmacy education at the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. It is completed in Nashville, TN, the nation’s healthcare industry capital.

  • The residency offers innovative experiences in clinical information systems (Epic, McKesson, StarPanel, etc.) medication safety, data analytics, and academia. The resident can achieve Epic Willow Inpatient Proficiency during the residency year. 
  • The practice site rotations will be completed at the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (40%), Vanderbilt University Medical Center (50%) and LifePoint Health Corporate (10%).
  • The goal of the residency is to position residents to become change agents and leaders in the healthcare informatics sector. 
  • Residents have the unique opportunity to attend conferences and meetings of note including: 
  1. TN HIMSS Summit of the Southeast
  2. Distributed Health – Blockchain Meeting
  3. ASHP Midyear Meeting and Vizient University Health System Consortium Pharmacy Network
  4. Mid-South Residency Conference
  5. Tennessee Pharmacist’s Association Winter Meeting
  • The resident can complete a teaching and learning certificate as well as advanced training in health care informatics.
  • The residency year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30 the following year.
  • The deadline for applications to the program is January 6, 2017. The candidate should submit the application and associated materials in the PhORCAS system.
Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency 

Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers a postgraduate year two (PGY2) psychiatric pharmacy practice residency.  This residency program offers the traditional psychiatric pharmacy rotation experience with an additional emphasis on academia. Clinical rotations will be completed at Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH), while the academic portions will be in conjunction with Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

The goal of this PGY2 residency is to prepare the resident for a career in clinical psychiatric pharmacy in addition to preparing them for a role in academia. The resident will develop competencies and skills in the areas of psychosis, mood disorders, geriatric psychiatry, child/adolescent psychiatry, substance abuse, consultation services, ambulatory care, research and academia.  The resident will also gain experiences in a multitude of areas through both longitudinal and short-term experiences which may include the following: narrow therapeutic drug monitoring, long-acting injectable clinics, partial hospitalization programs, street psychiatry and staffing. The resident will have an opportunity to teach and precept students during rotations and participate in the teaching and learning certificate program offered through Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.