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Pharmacy residency program at TriStar Skyline Medical Center

TriStar Skyline Medical Center's pharmacy residency program builds on your pharmacy school education and develops you as a practitioner, whether you pursue a career at a pharmacy college or are preparing for advanced pharmacy training.

Pharmacy residency overview

Here is a summary of our program.

Duration/type: 12 months/residency
Number of positions: 2
Application deadline: January 3
Starting date: Early July
Estimated stipend: $47,500
Interview required: Yes

Our program director

Our faculty is comprised of skilled pharmacists with deep experience and knowledge from which residents can benefit.

For more information, call our program director — Deanna Pouliot, PharmD, BCPS — at (615) 769-2915.

Mission statement

The pharmacy residency program at our hospital is designed to build on a doctor of pharmacy degree. We provide training that contributes to the development of effective clinical pharmacists and independent practitioners who contribute medication management expertise as part of our intra-disciplinary healthcare team. They will be proficient in providing patient-centered pharmaceutical care and pharmacy operational services in a dynamic hospital setting. We prepare practitioners to serve as adjunct faculty for a college of pharmacy or equip residents to pursue a specialized second-year pharmacy residency.

About our hospital

TriStar Skyline Medical Center is Tennessee’s first comprehensive stroke center and a national leader in neuroscience. Our Level II Trauma Center is verified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Also, as an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI, our hospital is a leading emergency care provider.

We offer medical and surgical programs, including heart and vascular, oncology, orthopedics, spine and rehabilitation. The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) accredits our rehab programs. We work with our sister hospital, TriStar Skyline Madison Campus, to provide behavioral health services.

Residency learning experiences

Our pharmacy residency combines solid clinical training with administration experience. Your experience will include:

Core rotations

We want residents to have exposure to key areas of medical care, including:

  • Critical care
  • Emergency medicine
  • Hospital administration
  • Infectious disease
  • Internal medicine
  • Trauma

Our electives allow you to pursue your interest in areas, including:

  • Psychiatry
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Neurology
  • Pharmacy operations
  • Medication safety (at HCA Corporate Offices)
  • Corporate pharmacy leadership (at HCA Corporate Offices)
  • Pharmacy division operations (TriStar Division Office)

Longitudinal learning experiences

We provide pharmacy-related exposure to areas such as:

  • Research or quality improvement project
  • Service commitment (staffing)
  • Teaching and learning program
  • Pharmacy administration

Teaching opportunities

We are committed to developing future generations of pharmacists

  • Teaching Certificate Program+
  • Pharmacy Student Precepting+
  • CE Presentations

+Affiliation with local colleges of pharmacy, including Lipscomb University, University of Tennessee and Belmont University

Benefits and special features

In addition to the stipend, residents are also eligible for the following benefits:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • 401k retirement plan eligibility if employed at an HCA Healthcare facility after residency
  • Reimbursement for required travel expenses

Candidate requirements

Our selection process covers several factors, including the following:

Graduation and licensure

The resident must have received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited School of Pharmacy. Residents are required to become licensed pharmacists in the state of Tennessee. The following information must be submitted through the Pharmacy Online Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) operated by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP):

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Pharmacy school transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation


Select candidates will be invited for on-site interviews in January and February.