Pharmacy Practice Residency Program

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PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program
Lutheran Hospital's PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program provides advanced, post-graduate pharmacy training within a network of hospitals experienced in providing high-quality care to diverse patient populations. The residency program exposes residents to a wide variety of practice areas with experienced preceptors. Three new residents are accepted by Lutheran's pharmacy department each year.

The mission of the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program is to empower pharmacy residents to become independent, competent, confident pharmacists in an environment that fosters professionalism, teamwork and accountability.

Benefits of pursuing a PGY-1 residency at Lutheran Hospital include:

  • Being part of a network pharmacy team dedicated to patient safety and providing the highest quality of patient care, customer service and education
  • A variety of clinical direct patient care and administrative learning opportunities (required and elective)
  • Teaching experience
  • Leadership experience
  • Research opportunities

Service Requirement 
Each resident staffs three weekdays per month, every third weekend, one major holiday and one minor holiday as part of the curriculum's staffing component. Residents have the opportunity to provide additional staffing coverage as desired for additional compensation.

Learn more about Lutheran Hospital's PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program (PDF).

Application Checklist
All applications are due by Jan. 7 via the PhORCAS system and must include all information detailed below. The standardized PhORCAS application and recommendation letter forms may be used. All applications should also be accompanied by the Lutheran Hospital residency application form supplement.

  • Lutheran Hospital application form supplement (PDF)
  • Letter of Intent - Should include statement of professional goals, why the applicant is interested in Lutheran Hospital's PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program and why the applicant considers him/herself to be a good candidate
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official university transcript
  • Letters of recommendation (3) - Minimum of one from preceptor and one from current/former employer or volunteer program coordinator; must be sent directly from the author of the recommendation letter
  • National Matching Services applicant code number

For more information about the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program, please contact:
Drew Wiard, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
Network Clinical Pharmacy Director
Residency Program Director
Lutheran Hospital
7950 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
(260) 435-6634(260) 435-6634