Welcome to the Residency Website

College of Pharmacy

Thank you for visiting the residency website for the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy! We are happy to offer a variety of residency programs to assist you in meeting your personal and professional goals.

Sullivan offers traditional PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency programs in conjunction with Frankfort Regional Medical Center, The Center for Health and Wellness at Sullivan University and St. Matthews Community Pharmacy. In addition, we have also partnered with Walgreens Pharmacy to offer a PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency. Lastly, for pharmacists with an interest in managed care, we also have collaborated with Passport Health Plan to offer a PGY1 Managed Care Pharmacy Residency.

Rotation experiences offered at the primary residency site are complemented by longitudinal experiences and monthly rotations with many of the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy Clinical and Administrative Sciences faculty. All residency programs are fully accredited by ASHP.

For more information on each of our residency programs, please visit the PGY1 Residency Opportunities page. If you would like further details about any of the residency opportunities, please feel free to contact the residency director listed with that program or contact me directly.

Best Regards,
Holly L. Byrnes, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Coordinator 
Associate Professor, Department of Clinical and Administrative Sciences

Sullivan University College of Pharmacy
2100 Gardiner Lane
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 413-8648
Email: hbyrnes@sullivan.edu

Application Materials

Submission of residency application materials to PhORCAS:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three professional letters of recommendation
  • Official university transcripts
  • Letter of intent explaining why you are pursuing a residency and what you hope to gain from our residency programs
  • Completed employment application (Walgreens program only)

All completed materials should be submitted to PhORCAS by January 9 for candidates to be considered.

PGY1 Opportunities

The Center for Health & Wellness

Sullivan University College of Pharmacy (SUCOP) is proud to offer a PGY-1 Residency affiliated with The Center for Health & Wellness and St. Matthews Community Pharmacy. This program has an emphasis on ambulatory care and academia, and will accept four (4) residents per year. Primarily, the residents will practice with other academic based faculty at SUCOP. The fourth position will be primarily stationed at the St. Matthews Community Pharmacy with an emphasis on independent community pharmacy practice. This will be customized to the resident’s interests/goals as a future independent community practitioner under the existing residency program structure and requirements. The residency program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.


Amanda Jett, PharmD, BCACP
Residency Program Director

Chris Harlow, PharmD, CGP
St. Matthews Community Pharmacy Site Coordinator

Frankfort Regional Medical Center

This residency is a collaboration between the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Frankfort Regional Medical Center. Combining an exceptional clinical pharmacy practice with a strong academic facility, residents are provided a challenging learning environment to enhance their skills. The majority of the resident’s time will be spent at Frankfort Regional Medical Center located in the picturesque capital city of Kentucky. This program currently accepts one resident and is fully accredited by ASHP while allowing individualization of the resident’s long-term goals.


Lisa M. Hart, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, LDE
Residency Program Director/Preceptor

Primary Preceptors:

Amy Rogers, PharmD, BCPS
Ed Gordon, PharmD, BCPS
Michael Smithson, MBA, PharmD, BCPS
Susan Case, PharmD

(Managed Care) at Passport Health Plan

Passport Health Plan and Sullivan University College of Pharmacy have joined together to deliver a postgraduate training opportunity for pharmacists to expand their skill set in the area of managed care pharmacy. The postgraduate year one (PGY1) residency program provides managed care training at Passport’s Medicaid Center of Excellence, an alliance formed with Evolent Health. With an emphasis on Medicaid and Medicare, the program offers exposure to a variety of managed care learning experiences including pharmacy management, formulary management, clinical programs, analytics, pharmacy outreach and Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee participation. Additionally, the resident can participate in the Teaching Certificate program through Sullivan, will have the opportunity to explore electives within or outside of managed care, and will have the opportunity to complete an Outcomes Research Project and Grand Rounds presentation. The residency program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy.

Carrie Armstrong, PharmD, MBA
Residency Program Director

Primary Preceptors:
Mary Rutherford, PharmD

(Community) at Walgreens

Walgreens Community Pharmacy Residency Program is a postgraduate training opportunity for pharmacists to enhance their skill set in the community pharmacy setting. The residency is academically affiliated and financially supported in part by the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy. The residency experience will be located in Louisville, KY and Southern Indiana at Walgreens pharmacies. This residency will allow the pharmacist to build on his or her professional skills by providing a variety of patient care services.

Pharmacists in this setting will have a direct influence on patient outcomes through participation in patient counseling, immunization services, community events, specialty pharmacy, disease state management, and Medication Therapy Management. There will be additional experiences with established HIV programs in the Louisville and southern Indiana areas. Residents will also work to develop collaboration with other area providers and community stakeholders. The pharmacist will complete a teaching certificate program and will assist in teaching opportunities and precepting experiences for the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy. The residency program graduates will be leaders in the pharmacy community and will have an active role in advancing community pharmacy practice. This new program is fully accredited from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).

Misty Stutz, PharmD Residency Program Director

Faith Childress, PharmD
Melissa Crews, PharmD, MBA

Teaching Certificate

Sullivan University College of Pharmacy offers pharmacy residents who have an interest in teaching in an academic setting an opportunity to obtain a certificate in teaching. All SUCOP residents are required to obtain their certificate and it is highly encouraged that other residents seeking academic positions, or those who feel they would like the experience, take advantage of this opportunity. The Teaching Certificate program is also currently available to pharmacy residents and residency preceptors in the Louisville area.


2017-2018 Sullivan University College of Pharmacy Teaching Certificate Program Collaborating Partners

  • Baptist Health Floyd
  • Baptist Health Louisville
  • Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center
  • Jewish Hospital
  • Norton Healthcare
  • Norton Children’s Hospital
  • Robley Rex Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Saint Joseph East
  • University of Louisville Healthcare
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