Residency Programs

Thank you for visiting the residency website for the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences! We offer a variety of residency programs to assist you in meeting your personal and professional goals.

Sullivan offers a traditional PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency program in conjunction with the Center for Health and Wellness at Sullivan University and St. Matthews Community Pharmacy. In addition, we have also partnered with Walgreens Pharmacy to offer a PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency. Lastly, for pharmacists with an interest in managed care, we have collaborated with Passport Health Plan to offer a PGY1 Managed Care Pharmacy Residency.

Rotation experiences offered at the primary residency site are complemented by longitudinal experiences and monthly rotations with many of the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Clinical and Administrative Sciences faculty. All residency programs are fully accredited by the ASHP.

PGY1 Opportunities

Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Sullivan University College of Pharmacy (SUCOP) is proud to offer a PGY-1 Residency affiliated with the Center for Health & Wellness and St. Matthews Community Pharmacy. This program has an emphasis on ambulatory care and academia and will accept two residents per year. One resident will practice primarily with academic-based clinical faculty at SUCOP. The second position will be stationed at the St. Matthews Community Pharmacy. Here, the resident’s experience emphasizes independent community pharmacy practice, and he/she will also have longitudinal experiences with faculty. This will be customized to the resident's interests/goals as a future independent community practitioner under the existing residency program structure and requirements. The residency program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Faculty:

Amanda Jett, PharmD, BCACP
Residency Program Director

Chris Harlow, PharmD, CGP
St. Matthew's Community Pharmacy Site Coordinator

(Managed Care) at Passport Health Plan

Please note that due to changes at Passport Health Plan, this residency program will be placed on a temporary hold and is therefore not accepting applicants for the 2021-2022 residency year. 

Passport Health Plan has joined with Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to deliver a postgraduate training opportunity for pharmacists to expand their skills in the area of managed care pharmacy. The PGY1 residency program provides managed care training at the Passport Office in Louisville, KY. With an emphasis on Medicaid, the program offers exposure to a variety of lines of business and learning experiences where the resident will be an integral part of the pharmacy team.  

Faculty:

Carrie Armstrong, PharmD, MBA
Residency Program Director

(Community) at Walgreens

The Walgreens Community Pharmacy Residency Program is a postgraduate training opportunity for pharmacists to enhance their skill set in the community pharmacy setting. The residency is academically affiliated and financially supported in part by the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. This PGY1 residency program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education. It also fosters the development of clinical pharmacists who are responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions. They’re then eligible for board certification and postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training. The residency experience is located in Louisville, KY and southern Indiana, with the main site located at the Walgreens Specialty site in downtown Louisville. This residency will allow the pharmacist to build on his/her professional skills by providing a variety of patient care services.

Residents will have a direct influence on patient outcomes through participation in patient counseling, immunization services, community events, specialty pharmacy, disease state management, and medication therapy management. There will be additional experiences with established HIV programs in the Louisville and southern Indiana areas. Residents will also work to develop collaboration with other area providers and community stakeholders. The pharmacist will complete a teaching certificate program and will assist in teaching opportunities and precepting experiences for the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The residency program graduates will be leaders in the pharmacy community and will have an active role in advancing the community pharmacy practice. This program is fully accredited from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).

Faculty:

Faith Childress, PharmD Residency
Program Director


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Teaching and Learning Curriculum

Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Services offers pharmacy residents and preceptors in the Louisville area an opportunity to participate in a Teaching and Learning Curriculum. All College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences-funded residents are required to participate. This program offers a breadth of experiences in the didactic and experiential setting. They have access to seminars devoted to the pedagogy of teaching and precepting; and, they receive a teaching mentor who provides guidance and feedback throughout the year.

2020-2021 Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Teaching and Learning Curriculum Collaborating Partners

  • Baptist Health Floyd
  • Baptist Health Louisville
  • Jewish Hospital
  • Norton Healthcare
  • Norton Children's Hospital
  • Robley Rex Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Saint Joseph East
  • University of Louisville Healthcare