Residency Program

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Residency Programs

The mission of the Department of Pharmaceutical Services is to provide outstanding patient care by optimizing medication use and ensuring patient safety. This commitment extends to our patients, customers & community and encompasses service, teaching and research to optimize medication-related outcomes.

General Residency Information

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has supported post-graduate pharmacy education since 1993 when the PGY1 Pharmacy residency was first accredited by ASHP. Since that time, Vanderbilt has added 4 additional VUMC Adult PGY1 positions and established multiple PGY2 pharmacy residency programs such as: Cardiology (2013), Critical Care (2008), Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (2016), Infectious Diseases (2017), Informatics (2006), Oncology (2011), Solid Organ Transplant (2006) and PGY1/PGY2 Pediatrics at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. All programs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are ASHP-accredited or in the accreditation process.

Under the guidance of our clinical and administrative staff our residents have the opportunity to learn and practice pharmaceutical care in acute settings with additional experiences offered in management, critical care, cardiology, oncology, nutrition, transplant, pediatrics, general medicine and informatics. Residents are involved in longitudinal experiences such as conferences, code coverages, research projects, and teaching opportunities, as well as, integrated into multidisciplinary patient teams to optimize pharmacotherapy plans. This unique experience is personally tailored to each pharmacy resident and will build a foundation for the residents to provide a high level of clinical pharmacy practice.

DEI Statement

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) believes that patient care, research, and educational experiences are optimized when we create a culture that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. We are committed to providing the highest quality care for everyone and to collectively addressing systemic inequities to improve health for our patients, workforce, and communities. The VUMC Pharmacy Residency Program is committed to the recruitment, training, and support of underrepresented pharmacy students and pharmacists.

According to the 2021 United States Census data, Davidson County encompasses diverse racial demographics, including 27% Black or African American, 11% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.9% Asian residents. The VUMC Office of Diversity and Inclusion serves to cultivate a workforce that is diverse and inclusive, that reflects the populations we serve.

General Program Information

*Please see application website for specific residency application deadlines.

Application website:

Starting date:
PGY1 Residents - June 19, 2023 (tentative)
PGY2 Residents - July 3, 2023 (tentative)

Estimated stipend:
PGY1 Residents: $54,101  |  PGY2 Residents: $60,593
**Salaries have not been verified

Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
Allotment of personal time off for vacation, holidays,
educational activities, interviews and sick time

Institutional Information:
Private non-profit hospital/clinic teaching/tertiary model  |  Total Beds = 1622
Professional Staff = 372  |  Non-professional staff = 450