ARH Pharmacy Residency

Frequently Asked Questions

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ARH Pharmacy Residency
Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the residency? 

12 months.

When does it start? 

Typically early July, but the start date is negotiable.

What is the salary? 

A $50,000 stipend plus benefits.

What are the main goals of the Hazard ARH PGY1 Residency Program? 

To produce a generalist with advanced experience in teaching, communication and administrative skills.

Are there learning experiences at other ARH hospitals within the ARH system? 

Currently, no other learning experiences are based at any ARH hospital other than Hazard.

Is the program ASHP accredited?

Yes, with an eight year accreditation.

Does the program utilize PharmAcademic™? 

Yes, PharmAcademic™ is used to complete evaluations, create schedules, and to track the resident’s portfolio.

How many residents does the site have? 


How is the staffing requirement met? 

The resident is expected to staff every other weekend during the first half of the year; additional staffing may be scheduled based on the individual resident’s needs.  Responsibilities will include primarily distributive duties (order entry, direction of work flow, provision of drug information to hospital staff, etc.).

The resident is expected to staff every third weekend during the second half of the year; additional staffing may be scheduled based on the individual resident’s needs. Responsibilities will include primarily clinical duties (pharmacokinetics, anticoagulation, medication reconciliation, patient counseling, etc.).

Is a teaching certificate program required?


What type of teaching opportunities are available?  

The Hazard ARH residency program offers a range of teaching opportunities including but not limited to the following: co-precepting pharmacy students at various levels of education, provision of in-services for pharmacy and nursing staff members, provision of didactic lectures and facilitation of active learning experiences at Appalachian College of Pharmacy, and presentation of lectures for the University of Kentucky East Kentucky Family Medicine Residency Program.

Is a research project required? 

Residents are required to design, conduct and evaluate a research project.  This is the focus of a longitudinal (year-long) learning experience.  The completion of the research project involves a presentation at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting as well as the Kentucky Society of Health System Pharmacists Spring Meeting.

When is the application deadline?

January 15.

What makes the residency program at Hazard ARH special?

Due to the structure of our program, each residency year is tailored to meet the career goals of each resident.  There is enough flexibility in the schedule to repeat certain learning experiences and gain more experience in certain areas.