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 PGY1 Pharmacy Residency prepares residents to successfully manage patients with a variety of disease states. Residents will work alongside multidisciplinary teams at an academic safety-net medical center, focusing on the care of underserved patients with a variety of medical and socioeconomic backgrounds. Available teaching opportunities target medical professionals at all stages of training through in-services, precepting, didactic lectures and the teaching certificate program.

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

  • Optimize the outcomes of patients by providing evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy recommendations and management 
  • 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

We invite you to learn more about our program through the following events.  Dates and times will be forthcoming.


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

  • Salary and Benefits

    • $52,000 stipend
    • 29 days paid time off
    • Medical, dental and vision insurance available
    • Excellent and diverse work environment
    • Office space with individual computer
    • Relocation assistance may be available
  • 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
    • Meeting the “achieved for residency (ACHR)” level for 100% of the educational objectives as defined by the program
  • Required Monthly Learning Experiences

    • Pharmacy operations/orientation
    • Ambulatory care (primary care, infectious diseases ambulatory care or adult outpatient psychiatry)
    • Critical care (burn, medical/pulmonary or surgical intensive care/trauma)
    • Internal medicine I and II
    • Practice management
    • Medication use policy
  • Required Longitudinal Learning Experiences

    • Committee co-chair of a medication-related committee (11 months)
    • Medication use evaluation (12 months)
    • Professional responsibility (12 months)
    • Research (12 months)
    • Staffing (11 months)
    • Teaching/education (10 months)
  • Elective Monthly Learning Experiences

    • Ambulatory care*/academia
    • Cardiology
    • Emergency medicine
    • General surgery/anesthesia
    • Infectious diseases acute care
    • Infectious diseases antimicrobial stewardship
    • Inpatient psychiatry
    • Internal medicine III
    • Oncology/hematology
    • Pain and opioid stewardship

    * Ambulatory care component may either be ambulatory psychiatry or cardiovascular risk reduction.

  • Application Information

    All applications will be submitted using the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).

    Requirements for Application (Due January 2, 2024)

    • Eligible for pharmacist licensure in the state of Indiana
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Pharmacy college transcripts
    • Three references utilizing the standardized reference for available in PhORCAS
    • A letter of intent is not required for your application. Instead, please upload the Supplemental Eskenazi Health PGY1 Residency Application Form 
    • Video interview may be required. A video interview link will be sent out to all Phase I applicants completing the PhORCAS application. Applicants will have from Jan. 3, 2024 – January 10, 2024  to complete and submit the video interview as part of their application to the PGY1 program.

    References – PhORCAS Requirements
    Applications and video interviews will be reviewed, and selected applicants will be invited to participate in an on-site or virtual interview.

    Program Match Code:  177113

    Eskenazi Health will consider visa sponsorship for eligible applicants. 
  • Contact Us

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