Baptist Memphis PGY1 Community Residency Program

Developing clinical leaders in community pharmacy practice

The Community-Based PGY1 pharmacy residency at Baptist-Memphis is a 12-month program composed of longitudinal learning experiences focused in transitions of care, ambulatory care, patient centered dispensing, teaching/precepting activities, pharmacy based research, specialty pharmacy services and practice management.

Resident positions available: 4
Application deadline: January 5, 2024
Baptist Memphis Residency Match #: 267115
Start date: 4th Monday of June
Program length: 12 months
Estimated annual salary: $46,000

  • Health, Vision, & Dental insurance provided as a full–time employee of Baptist Memphis
  • Personal time off (18 days)
  • Professional leave for ASHP Mid-year Clinical Meeting (MYCM) & Mid-South Residency Conference (MSRC)
  • Stipend for MYCM expenses
  • Personal office space with a desktop computer
  • Free parking; free onsite gym/fitness center access

The Community-Based PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Baptist Memphis is aimed at developing clinical leaders in community pharmacy practice. The resident will acquire knowledge for advanced problem solving, enhance professional practice and advance the growth of clinical judgment through the available education experiences. The residents will also further the development of their leadership and teaching skills, which can be applied in many pharmacist positions.

Training Site Information


  • 706 bed tertiary care hospital located in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Flagship hospital for Baptist Memorial Health Care, a system of 24 hospitals in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas
  • Second largest hospital in Tennessee
  • Comprehensive care facility with diverse specialty patient care services and a particular focus on intensive care, cardiology, neurology and oncology

There are three outpatient pharmacies on the Baptist Memphis campus – Baptist Specialty Pharmacy, Walnut Grove Plaza Pharmacy, and Baptist Mail Order Pharmacy. These pharmacies serve patients in a wide variety of areas – outpatient medical clinics on campus, Baptist Memphis hospital, Baptist Women’s and Children’s hospital, Baptist employees across the system, and ED patients.

The transitions of care service team focuses on patients at high risk for readmission who have COPD or Heart Failure. The TOC pharmacist collaborates with the multidisciplinary team to facilitate the patient’s discharge, provides medication education, and assists with obtaining outpatient prescriptions as necessary.

The ambulatory care experience allows residents to participate in the care of patients at an Advanced Heart Failure Clinic and Church Health Center throughout the year.

Residents will participate in clinic activities at the Church Health Center for one afternoon per week for approximately 12 weeks.

ASHP PGY1 Residency Program Purpose

In accordance with ASHP guidelines, the residency program at Baptist Memphis functions under the following purpose:

PGY1 Community‐Based Pharmacy Residency Program Purpose: To build upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community‐based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certifications.

Required Learning Experiences

  • Orientation: Five-week rotation concentrated on training in the different outpatient pharmacy areas
  • Transitions of Care: Longitudinal experience focused in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart failure, and other chronic disease states
  • Ambulatory Care: Longitudinal experience in an Advanced Heart Failure Clinic and Church Health Clinic
  • Outpatient Pharmacy Services: Three outpatient pharmacies on campus, discharge medication delivery
  • Research Project: Complete a pharmacy-based research project and present findings to hospital staff and colleagues
  • Practice Management: Tailored to the resident's interests with opportunities to assist with hospital projects affecting patient care or operations


Residents in our PGY1 pharmacy residency program come from different educational and geographical backgrounds, adding to the rich experience offered through our program.

Meet Our Residents


Residents are provided the opportunity to train alongside clinical pharmacy preceptors who have expansive educational backgrounds and experience to enrich their learning and hands-on experiences.

Meet Our Preceptors


For successful completion of this PGY1 pharmacy residency program, signified with the awarding of a certificate of achievement at the end of the 12 month period, the resident must successfully complete the following program requirements and be in compliance with Baptist Memphis policies for employment.

The following criteria that must be satisfactorily completed &/or documented no later than the last day of the residency include:

  • TN State licensure by the predetermined deadline established each calendar year.
  • Abide by the standards established for ALL Baptist-Memphis employees with no disciplinary action requiring termination.
  • Complete all required clinical competencies for the pharmacy residency program and all BMH-Memphis employee competency requirements
  • “Satisfactory” completion of a residency research project including IRB approval, data collection, presentation of the final results to the associated hospital staff (Service line, etc.) and development of a final manuscript suitable for publication.
  • Completion of all required and elective learning and longitudinal experiences
  • Documentation of achieved for residency (“ACHR”) on 80% of the required & selected elective ASHP competency objectives as evaluated in learning experiences and longitudinals by the end of the 12 month residency. The required number of “ACHs” needed per objective to obtain “ACHR” will be provided each year to the resident during orientation
  • Attendance at ASHP Mid-Year Clinical Meeting & Mid-South Residency Conference with active participation (presentation of resident research material as a poster at MYCM and platform presentation with results at MRSC and assist with recruitment)
  • Participation in one community outreach program as offered in conjunction with the pharmacy department
  • Completion of all PharmAcademic evaluations
  • Maintain ALL documents relating to projects, longitudinal activities & presentations in the resident’s electronic folder on the Shared Drive. Complete Resident End of the Year Checklist.
  • Return keys, ID badge and any other BMH-Memphis property on the last day of the residency


Students eligible for a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited school are required to submit all requested documents through the PhORCAS application system. Required documents include a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, Doctor of Pharmacy transcript and 3 PhORCAS professional letters of recommendation. The candidate must also be eligible for licensure in the state of Tennessee, have U.S. citizenship or a permanent VISA and be available for an on-site interview.


Amy Brewster, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP
Residency Program Director
Clinical Specialist, Cardiology
Advanced Heart Failure Clinic

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis
6019 Walnut Grove
Memphis, TN 38120
Phone: 901-226-5777