PGY1 Residency - Pharmacy - Careers - Eskenazi Health

PGY1 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives. Residents who successfully complete PGY1 residency programs will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education, and be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e., BCPS), and pursue advanced education and training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies.

The ASHP-accredited Eskenazi Health Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency is defined as organized and directed postgraduate training in general pharmacotherapy.

Upon successful completion of the Eskenazi Health PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, the resident shall be able to:

  • Provide patient-specific pharmaceutical care in ambulatory and inpatient settings
  • Educate patients, students and health care professionals
  • Apply the skills of continuous quality improvement to advance the medication use process
  • Demonstrate behaviors consistent with self-improvement and lifelong learning
  • Practice skills consistent with competent pharmacists

View Current Residents and Program Graduates  

We invite you to learn more about our program through the following:

  • IPA Residency Showcase: Oct. 21, 2022 from 1-4 p.m.EST at the Ritz Charles Conference Center in Carmel, IN
  • Eskenazi Health PGY1 Virtual Open Houses – Tuesday, Nov. 29 2022 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. EST and Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. EST
  • Residency Showcase at ASHP Midyear 2022

   This PGY1 Pharmacy Residency conducted by Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis, IN is accredited by ASHP.

  • Salary and Benefits

    • $49,920 stipend

    • 29 days paid time off

    • Relocation assistance may be available

    • Medical, dental and vision insurance available

    • Excellent and diverse work environment

    • Office space with individual computer

    • Lab coat provided 

    • Monthly meal reimbursement card provided

  • Required Activities

    • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support training and certification

    • Presentation of Pharmacy Grand Rounds

    • Completion of a medication use evaluation

    • Assistance with development of or modifications to a drug class review/drug monograph/treatment guideline or protocol

    • Participation in performance improvement project

    • Completion of didactic coursework, teaching experience, formal presentation, teaching philosophy and teaching portfolio for the Indiana Pharmacy Resident Teaching Certificate (IPTeC) Program

    • Presentation of research project work via poster presentation 

    • Presentation of research project work via platform presentation

    • Manuscript of research project suitable for publication 

  • Required Monthly Learning Experiences

    • Pharmacy operations/orientation

    • Ambulatory care (primary care, infectious diseases or psychiatry)

    • Critical care (burn, medical/pulmonary or trauma/surgical)

    • Infectious diseases (antimicrobial stewardship or acute care consult service) 

    • Internal medicine I and II

    • Practice management 

  • Required Longitudinal Learning Experiences

    • Committee co-chair of a medication-related committee

    • Medication use policy

    • Professional responsibility

    • Research

    • Staffing

    • Teaching/education

  • Elective Learning Experiences

    • Ambulatory care*/academia

    • Cardiology 

    • Emergency medicine

    • General surgery/anesthesia 

    • Inpatient psychiatry

    • Internal medicine III

    • Oncology/hematology

    • Pain and opioid stewardship

    * Ambulatory care component may either be gender health or cardiovascular risk reduction clinic.

  • Application Information

    All application materials should be submitted using the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)

    Applicants – PhORCAS Requirements (Due Dec. 23, 2022)

    References – PhORCAS Requirements
    Please see the recommended tips for preceptors for specific details about completing the PhORCAS reference form. 

    A video interview link will be sent out to all applicants completing the PhORCAS application. Applicants will have from Dec. 27, 2022 through Jan. 3, 2023 to complete and submit the video interview as part of their application to the PGY1 program.

    Program Match Code:  177113

  • Contact Us

    Questions? Please email us at
    Kerri Degenkolb, Pharm.D., BCPS -- PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director
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