Pharmacy Residency Program

Norton Clark Hospital offers a one-year, hospital-based Pharmacy Residency program for postgraduate students interested in working in the hospital setting.  The program is designed to prepare pharmacists for generalized clinical pharmacy practice and the expanding role pharmacists are playing in patient care at hospitals.

The one-year program is designed to expose residents to all aspects of hospital pharmacy including:

  • Progressive, decentralized pharmacy practice model in a community hospital
  • Clinical pharmacy roles at multiple hospitals in the area
  • Experiences include two months each in Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care Unit, and Internal Medicine
  • Teaching Certificate with local school of pharmacy 
  • Fostering growth of a competent, efficient, and strong clinical practitioner collaborating within a healthcare team setting

Norton Clark Hospital is a full service hospital with an accredited chest pain center which is licensed to perform cardiac catheterization 24/7. Norton Clark Hospital has the busiest Emergency Department in Southern Indiana with about 45,000 visits per year. The pharmacy at Norton Clark Hospital is progressive, offering many clinical services. Clinical pharmacists work decentralized which allows pharmacists to round and provide pharmaceutical care. Residents will also do a rotation at Norton Scott Hospital, a sister hospital of Norton Clark Hospital, which operates as a critical access center. 

Residency Program Core Rotations:

  • Orientation (1 month)
  • Internal Medicine (2 months)
  • Transitions of Care (1 month)
  • Emergency Medicine (2 months)
  • Critical Care (2 months)
  • Administration (1 month)
  • Critical Access Center/Research  (1 month)
  • Electives, adjusted to areas of interest including:
    • Cardiology
    • Emergency Medicine – Expanded Role
    • Critical Care – Expanded Role
    • Internal Medicine – Repeat
    • Norton Scott Hospital – Expanded Role
    • Ambulatory Care – Repeat
    • Pharmacy Informatics
    • IM – Repeat
    • Critical Care – ID focus
  • Longitudinal experiences include:
    • Drug information
    • Medication use evaluations
    • Policy improvement project
    • Formulary monograph review
    • Outcomes research project
    • Staffing 
    • Code response – residents respond to all codes
    • Co-precepting pharmacy students
    • Teaching Learning Certificate through Sullivan University College of Pharmacy

To learn more about the program please email jonathan.foushee@nortonhealthcare.org

Application Deadline: January 3

Applicant Requirements:

  • Residents must be a graduate of an accredited college of pharmacy
  • Be eligible for Indiana Registered Pharmacist License within 90 days of residency start date.
  • Submit application materials through Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS™)
  • Include the following: curriculum vitae; a letter of intent expressing interest in the program, strengths, weaknesses, and areas of improvement

Salary & Benefits: Residents receive all benefits associated with a full-time employee; Medical, Dental &Vision insurance, holiday/sick leave, paid education days, professional travel reimbursement stipend, parking, and ACLS/BLS reimbursement.  Residents have dedicated office space apart from central pharmacy.  


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