Residency and Fellowship Programs
We offer multiple exclusive residency program opportunities to our 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 we offer also encompass a Teaching and Learning certificate program to facilitate the career development of the next group of pharmacy educators. These residencies include:
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.
The residency program is designed for those seeking a second year of specialized ambulatory care pharmacy training. The residency will have the opportunity to work with an underserved population as well as a large private practice group. The resident will be highly trained to develop treatment plans under a collaborative practice agreement for a number of chronic diseases and improve the overall quality of health of the patients. The residency has a focus in academia with opportunities to teach interprofessional and across the entire curriculum including experiential, didactic, and active learning. Once complete, the resident will feel comfortable initiating and managing an independent practice.
The PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program consists of two positions at two sites. Hope Family Health and Gibbs Pharmacy incorporate innovative workflow to facilitate face-to-face time for pharmacists with patients. With these unique opportunities located in a Federally Qualified Health Center and independent community pharmacy, respectively, 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.
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. 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 (40 percent), Vanderbilt University Medical Center (50 percent) and LifePoint Health Corporate (10 percent).
- 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:
- TN HIMSS Summit of the Southeast
- Distributed Health – Blockchain Meeting
- ASHP Midyear Meeting
- Mid-South Residency Conference
- 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.
Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy 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.
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.
- Submit Online with PhORCAS. Applications must be submitted electronically via the PhORCAS website. Please read the instructions carefully to be sure the application is submitted properly. The deadline for submitting applications is January 4 each year.
- Submit online with PhORCAS; letter of intent and curriculum vitae: A concise statement of your career goals as a resident as well as a statement of your education, qualifications, and experiences must be uploaded on your application form.
- Submit online with PhORCAS: three letters of reference are required.
- Submit an official transcript via PhORCAS or mail: Your official transcripts can be mailed to:
Benjamin Gross, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS, BCACP, BC-ADM,CDE, ASH-CHC
Department of Pharmacy
Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy
One University Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37204
- Interview: A personal, on-site interview is required for admission to the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy Residency Program. Applicants will only be scheduled for an interview when their application process has been completed.
Our program is designed to give pharmacy residents and preceptors an educational program that allows them to develop skills that will help them succeed in a teaching setting. Our participants are able to take the knowledge gained from this certification and apply it in pharmacy practice or academic setting.
- Increase knowledge of the principles of learning and effective teaching.
- Develop a course based on the knowledge you gain
- Be provided with opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills gained.
- Didactic: 6 hours
- Large/small classroom setting, in-service presentations
- APPE: 8 weeks
- Precepting students, leading discussion groups
- Rotation and Didactic Course Syllabus
- Course Design
- Active Learning Plan
- Exam Question(s)
- Teaching Philosophy
- Teaching Portfolio
- Evaluations: Student, Peer, and/or Self
The Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction, and Survivorship (CIBS) Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in partnership with Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy, provides fellowship training for pharmacy graduates who seek to further develop a career in research and teaching. The goal of the Vanderbilt CIBS-Lipscomb Critical Care Fellowship is to increase the number of highly skilled research pharmacists who will improve the lives of patients affected by critical illness. The CIBS center’s team members work with patients who are, or have been, critically ill and who have suffered from delirium and are at risk for long-term cognitive, functional and neuropsychological impairments. Fellows receive mentorship and training from an interprofessional group of physicians, nurses, psychologists, biostatisticians, epidemiologists, pharmacists, and physical and occupational therapists.