Residency FAQs

How long is the residency?
12 months

When does it start?
Typically early July, but the start date is negotiable

What is the salary?
A $50,000 stipend plus benefits

What are the main goals of the Hazard ARH PGY1 Residency Program?
To produce a generalist with advanced experience in teaching, communication and administrative skills

Are there learning experiences at other ARH hospitals within the ARH system?
Currently, no other learning experiences are based at any ARH hospital other than Hazard. The Administrative Pharmacy Practice learning experiences will involve some travel to other ARH hospitals.

Is the program ASHP accredited?
Yes, with a six year accreditation

Does the program utilize ResiTrak?
Yes, ResiTrak is used to complete evaluations, create schedules, and to track the resident’s portfolio

How many residents does the site have?
Two

How is the staffing requirement met?
The resident is expected to staff every other weekend; additional staffing may be scheduled based on the individual resident's needs. Responsibilities will include primarily distributive duties (order entry, direction of work flow, provision of drug information to hospital staff, etc.).

Is a teaching certificate program required?
Yes

What type of teaching opportunities are available?
The Hazard ARH residency program offers a range of teaching opportunities including but not limited to the following: co-precepting pharmacy students at various levels of education, provision of in-services for pharmacy and nursing staff members, provision of didactic lectures and facilitation of active learning experiences at Appalachian College of Pharmacy, and presentation of lectures for the University of Kentucky East Kentucky Family Medicine Residency Program.

Is a research project required?
Residents are required to design, conduct and evaluate a research project. This is the focus of a longitudinal (year-long) learning experience. The completion of the research project involves a presentation at a regional residency conference and development of a manuscript of research results.

When is the application deadline?
January 15

What makes the residency program at Hazard ARH special?
Our program has a very strong framework of administrative experiences which makes it a good fit for any pharmacist with aspirations to have an administrative role in the future.

Due to the structure of our program, each residency year is tailored to meet the career goals of each resident. There is enough flexibility in the schedule to repeat certain learning experiences and gain more experience in certain areas.