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PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program

The Baptist Health Lexington's Residency Program was established July 2010.  After graduating the first class of Residents, ASHP has fully awarded accreditation to the program.  

Baptist Health Lexington's foremost priority is to develop the knowledge and skills of Residents to ensure that they will be well-rounded, confident medical professionals.  This is achieved through various experiences throughout the Residency Program which  will be designed specifically for each Resident.  

The core rotations are designed to give the Resident a broad understanding of clinical pharmacy, and the elective rotations allow each Resident to excel in their various areas of interest as well as expand their collaboration with the medical team.  As part of the clinical development, residents will regularly design and implement new policies and procedures via the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee as well as the Medication Safety Committee

A variety of longitudinal experiences will provide the opportunity to develop, implement, assess, and publish a research project and also to design a publish a monthly pharmacy newsletter.  Additionally the resident will be able to broaden their precepting and teaching abilities with the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program offered through the University of Kentucky.  

Core Rotations

  • Administration
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Cardiology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Critical Care
  • Oncology
  • Post-CT Surgery Critical Care 

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Adult Cardiac Code response
  • Central Pharmacy Distribution
  • Drug Information
  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Pharmacy Newsletter
  • PY4 Pharmacy Student Precepting
  • Research Project
  • Sterile IV Preparation
  • Teaching Certificate Program

Application Requirements - Application Deadline 1/7/15

  • Applications for the program will be online via PhORCAS
  • In addition to standard material submitted through PhORCAS, applicants will be required to submit a site-specific application and a recent photo.     


BHL Site Specific Application



Salary ≈ $46,500/yr
Paid time off (16 days)
Professional Leave
Sick Leave
Professional Travel Reimbursement/Meeting Reimbursement
Insurance: Health, Vision, Dental, Life & Disability
Free Parking
Credit Union


Program Brochure



Brian Host, PharmD, BCPS
PGY1 Residency Program Director
1740 Nicholasville Rd
Lexington, KY 40503



Current and Past Residents

BHL Pharmacy Residency Preceptors

For more information about positions in the Baptist Health Lexington Pharmacy please call Human Resources at 859-260-6225.