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Postgraduate Year One Residency Program

The Deaconess Health System Postgraduate Year One Pharmacy Residency is a hospital-based one-year residency program with two positions for Pharmacy postgraduates. Upon completion of the Deaconess Health System Pharmacy Residency, the Residents will be prepared to practice as a clinical pharmacist in a variety of settings, to complete a PGY2 Pharmacy Residency, or to obtain a position as faculty in a college of pharmacy.  

Graduates of our program will be skilled to:

  • Manage and improve the medication-use process
  • Provide evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management with interdisciplinary teams
  • Exercise leadership and practice management skills
  • Demonstrate project management skills
  • Provide medication and practice-related education/training to health care professionals, students, and patients
  • Continually monitor and improve performance through ongoing self evaluation   

ASHP Accreditation 

As of July 2006, the Deaconess Health System PGY1 Pharmacy Residency received accreditation from American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).  

Pharmacy Residency Program Application

Residency Program Details


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 option


Our past residents have chosen this program due to the variety of experiences available to them.  The program has several required and elective experiences:


  • Adult General Medicine and Nutrition (9 weeks)
  • Critical Care/Trauma (6 weeks)
  • Infectious Disease
  • Longitudinal - Practice Management/Drug Information
  • Longitudinal - Anticoagulation Clinic
  • Longitudinal - Pharmacy MTM Clinic
  • Longitudinal - Residency Project
  • Teaching experience exist through presentations and assisting with precepting pharmacy students
  • Indiana Pharmacy Teaching Certificate   


  • Administration
  • Advanced General Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Informatics
  • Nephrology
  • Neuro Critical Care
  • 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 remedial action will result as outlined in the manual.

Meet our Residency Team

Our Residents interact with everyone on our pharmacy team, including both pharmacists and technicians. The entire department works as a team to ensure an optimal outcome in all aspects of our daily practice. Each rotation has a primary preceptor, but we work as a team to ensure all learning objectives are met.

Meet our Current Residents

Christina Ancelet, PharmD
Christina is originally from Indianapolis, IN and graduated in May 2017 from Butler University with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Her interests include critical care and infectious disease. Christina hopes to obtain a position as a clinical pharmacist in an inpatient setting and become BCPS certified after completion of her residency.  

Residency Project:  Evaluating the Effectiveness of a New Protocol for Vancomycin Dosing in Hemodialysis

Lauren Rawles, PharmD
Lauren is originally from Springfield, IL and graduated in May 2017 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Purdue University. Her interests include cardiology and ambulatory care. Upon completion of her residency, Lauren plans to work as an inpatient clinical pharmacist.

Residency Project:  Developing and Implementing an Inpatient Pharmacist Pain Consult Service

Residency Graduates


Applying for PGY1 Pharmacy Residency


Deaconess requirements for application

  • 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

    • Letter of intent

    • Application for employment (available at

  • During the interview, the candidate will be review a case and present their answers to the focus questions 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 contact:

Meredith Petty, PharmD
Pharmacy Residency Program Director

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