Pharmacy Practice Residency Program

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The Pharmacy Practice Residency Program provides advanced post-graduate pharmacy training in a network of hospitals experienced in providing high quality care to diverse patient populations. The residency program will provide the resident with exposure to a wide variety of practice areas with experienced preceptors. The Lutheran Health Network Pharmacy Department accepts two new pharmacy practice residents annually to the program.

The mission of the LHN 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 within The Lutheran Health Network includes:

  • The opportunity to be part of a network pharmacy team dedicated to patient safety and to providing the highest quality of patient care, customer service and education
  • A broad variety of required and elective clinical direct patient care and administrative learning experiences
  • The opportunity to have a variety of teaching experiences
  • The opportunity to have a variety of leadership experiences
  • Research opportunities

Service Requirement
The resident staffs three weekdays per month, every fourth weekend, one major and one minor holiday as part of the staffing component of the curriculum. The resident has the opportunity to provide additional staffing coverage as desired for additional compensation.

Application Checklist

Application Checklist All applications must include the following, and are due by Jan 8th, 2017 via the PhORCAS system. The standardized PhORCAS application form and the recommendation letters forms may be used. The application should be accompanied with the Lutheran Hospital Residency Application Form supplement accessed here.

  • Application Form Supplement (PDF)
  • Letter of Intent - Should include statement of professional goals, why the applicant is interested in the Lutheran Health Network residency program and why the applicant considers themselves to be a good resident 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 on the Pharmacy Practice Residency Program, please contact:

Drew Wiard, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS
Network Clinical Pharmacy Manager
Director of Residency Program
Lutheran Hospital of Indiana
7950 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46804
Phone: (260) 435-6634

Jennifer McComb, PharmD
Clinical Coordinator/Residency Program Associate Director
Lutheran Hospital of Indiana
7950 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
Office: (260) 435-6272