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Residency FAQs

How long is the residency?
12 months

When does it start?
July 1

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, there are no learning experiences based at ARH hospitals other than Hazard. The Combined Administrative Pharmacy Practice learning experience may involve travel to other ARH facilities.

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

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

How many residents does the site have?

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 verification, direction of work flow, provision of drug information to hospital staff, etc.).

Is a teaching certificate program required?

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?
Unique Administrative Experiences: Through learning experiences precepted by both system level and local pharmacy leaders, our residents have unparalleled opportunities to learn about pharmacy administration. During the Managed Care component of the year, our residents gain hands-on experience with population health management initiatives, medication therapy management programs and prescription benefit management. Our Informatics component allows our residents to learn about managing electronic health information systems throughout a network of hospitals, retail pharmacies and clinics.

Flexibility: 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.