PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program - Tennessee Valley Healthcare System
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PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

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Accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists since 1991


The objectives of the residency program are to prepare pharmacy residents for any of the following:

  • direct patient care positions
  • faculty positions
  • PGY2 training in area of choice


  • A competitive stipend of $41,533
  • 10 federal holidays per year
  • Vacation days and sick leave are both accrued at a rate of 4 hours every two weeks totaling 13 days of paid vacation time and 13 days of paid sick leave
  • Health insurance
  • Dental/Vision insurance
  • Residents attend ASHP’s Midyear Clinical Meeting and a spring residency conference to present research.
  • Travel funds are available to offset some of the expenses for these educational meetings
  • No night/holiday staffing
  • Dual appointment opportunity: Dual appointment allows for the pharmacy resident to work 4-hour shifts as a clinical pharmacist in the central pharmacy. Typical duty hours are 4pm – 8pm during the week and 9am – 1pm on Saturday and Sunday but are subject to change based on the needs of the service. During this time, the resident works as a clinical pharmacist and income earned is outside of the salaried residency stipend. As this work is compensated outside of the residency stipend, the resident is expected to complete the duties of a clinical pharmacist working in the central pharmacy and not utilize this time for work related to other residency responsibilities. Residents are typically approved for dual appointment and begin having the ability to acquire shifts in September, but actual date may vary. As a reminder, residents must remain within the requirements of ASHP duty hours.