PGY1 Pharmacy Practice
Residency Program

Duration/Type: 12 months/residency
Number of Positions: 2
Application Deadline: January 6th
Starting Date: Late June
Salary: $41,953.60
Interview Required: Yes

Director of Pharmacy:
Mark Ouellette, Pharm.D., MBA
615.769.2914 |

Residency Program Director
Quentin Minson, Pharm.D., BCPS
615.612.6816 |

Residency Coordinator
Adam Sanders, Pharm.D., BCPS
615.769.2922 |

PGY-1 Residency MISSION: Our pharmacy practice residency is designed to foster the development of clinical pharamcists in providing high-quality health care. Pharmacists completing TriStar Skyline’s residency will receive well-rounded practice training and experience in various pharmacy settings. Our strong physician-pharmacist relationships are essential to providing the highest level of patient-centered care.

We uphold the following shared ICARE Values: Integrity, Compassion, A Positive Attitude, Respect, Exceptional Quality

Pharmacy Vision: TriStar Skyline’s pharmacy is an essential, innovative leader of the multi-disciplinary team dedicated to optimizing medication outcomes, advancing professional practice, and exceeding customer expectations.

About the Hospital

TriStar Skyline Medical Center is Tennessee's first comprehensive stroke center and a national leader in neuroscience. The facility is equipped with 213 beds and offers a full array of acute care services, including cardiology, oncology, orthopedics/spine, rehabilitation and emergency services. As an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI, TriStar Skyline is a leading provider of emergency heart care. There are more than 400 physicians on staff, many of whom have offices located right next door in the TriStar Skyline Medical Plaza.

Special Features

This residency incorporates many aspects of clinical pharmacy practice through a wide range of practical learning experiences. In addition to clinical rotations, residents are required to complete a major research project, perform medication use evaluations (MUE), deliver formal presentations, and participate in distribution and clinical on-call services. There are numerous opportunities for teaching and serving as preceptors for pharmacy students from Belmont University, Lipscomb University, and the University of Tennessee.

Residents are mentored by outstanding, experienced, and dedicated preceptors who are committed to patient care and training of new practitioners. Most of the preceptors hold board certifications or credentials in their specialty areas. In addition, residents will interact with many leading physicians, nurses, therapists, and other health care professionals in the course of their patient care activities or participation in multidisciplinary care teams or projects. Residents also receive opportunities to work with healthcare leaders at the HCA corporate or TriStar Health division offices.

Learning Experiences

Core Rotations

Critical Care
Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Emergency Medicine
Hospital Administration

Elective Rotations

Rehabilitation Services
Pharmacy Operations
Medication Safety (HCA Corporate Offices)
Corporate Pharmacy Leadership (HCA Corporate Offices)

Longitudinal Learning Experiences

  • Research or Quality Improvement Projects
  • Service Commitment (Staffing)
  • Academic Precepting

Application Process

The following information must be submitted through ASHP's Pharmacy Online Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS):

  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Pharmacy school transcripts
  • Three letters of reference submitted on the PhORCAS form — at least two letters should be written by a preceptor, faculty member, or practicing pharmacist


Residents will be eligible for full benefits including health, dental and vision insurance and paid time off (PTO). Travel expenses to attend required meetings are reimbursed.

An on-site interview in January or February is required and applicants must be eligible for Tennessee licensure upon completion of Doctor of Pharmacy degree.