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Postgraduate Year One Residency Program

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Find the answers to all your Pharmacy Residency Program questions here. If you have additional concerns or for more information, please contact the Residency Director.

Pharmacy Residency Program Application


Among the benefits of the program:
  • Competitive salary of $41,600
  • Low-cost dormitory-style housing option
  • 14 days PTO
  • Free parking
  • Free membership to fitness facility
  • Medical, dental and life insurance available
  • Resident office space
  • Paid professional membership fees for ASHP or Indiana Pharmacist Alliance
  • Retirement savings


The program has several required and elective experiences:

  • Adult General Medicine and Nutrition (9 weeks)
  • Critical Care/Trauma (6 weeks)
  • Longitudinal - Practice Management/Drug Information
  • Longitudinal - Anticoagulation Clinic
  • Longitudinal - Pharmacy MTM Clinic
  • Longitudinal - Inpatient Family Medicine Rounds
  • Longitudinal - Residency Project
  • Opportunities to gain teaching experience exist through local university lectures and internal presentations
  • Indiana Pharmacy Teaching Certificate   
  • Administration
  • Advanced General Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Infectious Disease
  • Nephrology
  • NICU
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics/PICU

Staffing Requirements

Residents are required to staff every 3rd weekend.  This weekend staffing involves working
  • Friday evening (3:30pm to 10pm)
  • An 8-hour shift on Saturday
  • An 8-hour shift on Sunday. 

In addition to the weekend staffing, the residents are also responsible for working the following shifts:
  • Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving or a Christmas holiday
  •  It is expected that one resident will work Thanksgiving and the day after and the other resident will work one Christmas holiday shift
  •  5 days between the week of Christmas and New Year’s Day

Successful Completion of the Residency Program

The residency is considered a 12-month full time commitment. All residents will be provided with a Resident’s Manual containing all necessary information related to the Residency Program. If requirements listed in the Residents Manual are not met in a timely manner, then disciplinary actions will result as outlined in the manual.

Requirements for application to Deaconess PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency:

  • Graduate of an ACPE-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy Program
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure in the state of Indiana 

Assessment of Residency Applicants:

Those interested in applying for one of these two positions please submit the following by January 15th:

  • Complete application in PhORCAS with
    • At least 3 of the PhORCAS standard letters of recommendation
    • Class rank obtained from Registrar's office
    • Letter of intent
  • Application for employment (available at
During the interview, the candidate will be review a case and present to the core interview group. Candidates will be evaluated on the following criteria:
  • Completed application packet
  • GPA
  • Prior work experience
  • Clinical, leadership, teaching, and communication skills
  • Assessment of formal interview
  • Presentation skills
This residency site agrees that no person at this site will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant.

For more information, please call 812/450-2494 or email .

Meredith Petty, PharmD
Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Deaconess Health System
600 Mary Street
Evansville, IN 47747