VWCH Pharmacy Residency Program

PGY1 VWCH Pharmacy Residency Program

ASHP Program Code: 54072

Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital

Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital is located in Lebanon, TN. VWCH is a 245-bed, two-campus acute health care facility.  VWCH is the seventh largest hospital in Middle Tennessee, as well as the sole provider of health care service in Wilson County. Residents will participate in the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, the Medication Safety Committee, and the precepting of pharmacy students.

Residency Purpose Statement

The purpose of the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Program Overview

The PGY1 Pharmacy residency is a 12-month postgraduate program under candidate accreditation status by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). Our program began in 2019 with one residency position, that includes a variety of rotations at both Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital and Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. The PGY1 year is focused on establishing a core skill set in clinical practice, pharmacy operations and pharmacy leadership and management. More specifically, the program works on development of these core skills by focusing on patient care, advancing practice and improving patient care, teaching, education, and dissemination of knowledge. Experiences are offered in Administration, Critical Care, Medication Safety, Behavioral Health, Oncology, Internal Medicine and Informatics. Focused and personalized needs are also incorporated into resident’s program goals. This site utilizes the ASHP Residency Learning System extensively, which offers the resident a well-planned experience, which is tailored, personalized and progressive.


Required Elective  
Critical Care Emergency Medicine Medication Safety
Critical Care II General Pediatrics Neonatal ICU
Internal Medicine HIV Outpatient Outpatient Oncology Clinic
Internal Medicine II Infectious Diseases Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Pharmacy Orientation Informatics Stem Cell Transplant
Hospital Pharmacy Practice Internal Medicine (non-teaching) Kidney/Pancreas Transplant
Residency Project Pediatric ICU Heart/Lung Transplant
    Liver Transplant
Longitudinal Malignant Hematology  
Academia Medical Oncology  
Hospital Pharmacy Practice    
Medication Safety & Medication Reconciliation  

Program Details

Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital


VUMC Human Resources

Vanderbilt Community

Nashville, Tennessee

Lebanon, Tennessee

Current Resident: Noah Hall, PharmD

Application Information

Number of Positions: One
Residency starting date: June 19, 2023
Paid Time Off (PTO) including holidays: 16 days
Estimated stipend - approx. $54,101* info not verified

Application Requirements

Doctor of Pharmacy degree, CV, Letter of Intent, three letters of recommendation (minimum of two letters from clinical preceptors), transcripts for pharmacy coursework, obtain licensure in Tennessee.

Submit application in PhORCAS application portal by January 2, 2024 deadline

Contact Information

Niki Pitts, PharmD, VWCH PGY1 Residency Program Director
Telephone: 615-443-2574
Email: danielle.n.pitts@vumc.org
Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital Department of Pharmacy
1411 Baddour Pkwy Lebanon, TN 37087