Welcome to the Residency Website

College of Pharmacy
Welcome

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 Central State Hospital, Floyd Memorial Hospital, 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. The residency programs at Central State Hospital, Floyd Memorial Hospital, Frankfort Regional Medical Center, The Center for Health & Wellness, Walgreens and Passport Health Plan 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

Central State Hospital

This program is a well-structured postgraduate training experience that enables the resident to acquire advanced knowledge and skills in the delivery of patient care services. This 12-month program is a comprehensive hospital residency involving clinical and administrative duties that provide opportunities for professional growth and advancement. This residency offers a variety of learning experiences, from a combination of rotations at Central State Hospital (an acute psychiatric hospital), Sullivan University College of Pharmacy, and associated faculty practice sites. The residency is structured according to ASHP’s Residency Learning System and is flexibly designed to meet the resident’s expectations and allow pursuit of individualized professional goals and interests.

Faculty:

Emma Palmer, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP
Residency Program Director

Bert Smith, PharmD

Pharmacy Director

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.

Faculty:

Stacy Miller, PharmD, MBA, BCACP
Residency Program Director

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

Floyd Memorial Hospital

This is a joint program between the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Floyd Memorial Hospital. As such, it provides an excellent pharmacy practice experience with a strong academic backbone. The majority of the resident’s time will be spent at Floyd Memorial Hospital. This program currently accepts one resident and is fully accredited by ASHP.

Faculty:

Lindsay Adams, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Director

LeAnn Doddridge, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Preceptor and Floyd Memorial Hospital Clinical 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.

Faculty:

Lisa M. Hart, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, LDE, FASCP
Residency Program Director

Primary Preceptors:

Ed Gordon, PharmD, BCPS
Michael Smithson, MBA, PharmD, BCPS

(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.

Faculty:

Thea Rogers, PharmD –
Senior Pharmacy Director and Residency Program Director

Primary Preceptors:
Mary Rutherford, PharmD
Carrie Armstrong, PharmD, MBA

(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).

Faculty:
Misty Stutz, PharmD Residency Program Director

PRIMARY PRECEPTORS– WALGREENS LOUISVILLE DISTRICT
Faith Childress, PharmD
Melissa Crew, PharmD

Events
  • Residency Grand Rounds 2016-2017 – Grand Rounds are held quarterly at the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy, as well as at community partner sites. Residents, preceptors, faculty and students are invited to attend.
  • 2016 Residency Showcase at the Kentucky Society of Health-System Pharmacists Fall Meeting Date: Thursday, October 13 from 3:05-4:45 PM Website
  • 2016 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting Dates: December 4-8 in Las Vegas, NV Showcase Booth #4412 on Monday PM Website
  • Great Lakes Residency Conference Several Sullivan University College of Pharmacy residents attend and present at the Great Lakes Residency Conference held every spring. The Annual Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference will be held April 26-28, 2017, at Purdue University. Website
  • Pass the Torch: Residency Graduation June 2017
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.

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