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For more information about our program, please contact Sabrina Dunham, cardiology residency coordinator.

For more information about our program, please contact Sabrina Dunham, cardiology residency coordinator.

PGY2 cardiology pharmacy residency program

Program overview

The PGY2 cardiology pharmacy residency program is shared between HCA, TriStar Centennial Medical Center, and the University of Tennessee. TriStar Centennial Medical Center, HCA's flagship hospital, is a 741-bed facility and will serve as the primary practice site for the resident. Throughout the year, the resident will be involved in projects at the facility and corporate level. The resident will also have many opportunities to be involved in and network with other cardiology pharmacists at the local, state and national level.

As members of a team of 15 Pharmacy Residents (7 at TCMC and 8 at HCA Healthcare), each resident performs the vital role as preceptor for students rotating through the practice site. TriStar Centennial Medical Center has strong ties to the three local schools of pharmacy and involvement with several others nationwide.

After residency

This program will prepare graduates for clinical and leadership positions in cardiology pharmacy.

Get to know the team

Tudy Hodgman, PharmD, FCCM, BCCCP, BCPS
Program director

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Sabrina Dunham, PharmD, BCCP, BCPS
Cardiology Residency Coordinator

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Required learning experiences

  • Pharmacy Orientation
  • Medical Cardiology
  • Surgical Cardiology- CVICU
  • Cardiology Care Unit -CCU
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Electrophysiology
  • Advanced Heart Failure
  • Corporate Cardiology

Required longitudinal learning experiences

  • Clinical Decision Support
  • Outpatient Cardiology Clinic
  • Professional Affairs and Leadership
  • Research and Project Management
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Service - Staffing/Distribution/Clinical

Elective learning experiences

  • Emergency Department
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Neurosurgical ICU
  • Outpatient Cardiology Clinic
  • Medical/Surgical ICU - will be required if inadequate PGY1 experience
  • Academia
  • Research
  • Repeat of any of the required learning experiences
  • Advanced Heart Failure II

Sites of practice

  • TriStar Centennial Medical Center
  • HCA Clinical Service Group (Corporate Office)
  • Centennial Heart Specialty Clinics


In addition to a competitive salary, resident also enjoy additional benefits:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance available through the University of Tennessee
  • Travel allowance for participation in professional meetings
  • Free parking
  • Access to corporate gym/workout facility

Application requirements

Utilize the PhORCAS system to submit the following information by January 1, 2022.

  • Letter of intent
  • Supplemental form
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Official school transcripts