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PGY1 Residency - Ball Memorial

PGY1 Residency – Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, Indiana

ASHP Candidate

PGY1 Program Purpose:

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medications-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for Board certification, and eligible for Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

IUHealth Ball’s PGY1 Residency program emphasizes the development of advanced knowledge and application of pharmacotherapeutics in the provision of multi-disciplinary, quality patient care.  This program cultivates the skills of practice management and education and the professional attitudes of self-evaluation, self-improvement, and accountability.  The successful resident will demonstrate a desire to learn, sincere interest in the profession, and dedication to achieving all outcomes of the residency.  Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital is a regional community-based hospital serving the East Central region of Indiana.  Its pharmacy services are focused primarily on inpatient; ambulatory care services are being developed


Each PGY1 resident is required to successfully complete twelve rotations.  The resident’s rotation preferences will be considered when making and adjusting the rotation schedule.  Rotations are required to cover the following areas of practice:

  •  Administration
  •  Adult Medicine
  •  Cardiovascular – Adult
  •  Critical Care – Adult
  •  Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship
  •  Oncology – Adult (ambulatory focus)
  •  Orientation
  •  Required Longitudinal
    •  Family Medicine Clinic (6 months)
    •  Anticoagulation (6 months)
  •  Clinical/Operational Weekends Services
  •  Medication Safety
  •  Medication Use Evaluation
  •  Project – completion of research project and manuscript


Elective Rotations

Additional month of a required rotation
Indiana Pharmacy Teaching Certificate (longitudinal)

Other elective opportunities may be coordinated within the IU Health System dependent upon interest/availability.  One rotation may be completed at the Academic Health Center in Indianapolis.


Residency Completion

Residency Requirements
Indiana Pharmacist license by August 1
Rotations in the areas of critical care, administration, adult medicine, oncology, and cardiovascular
Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Training and Certification
Residency Project – presented at Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference
Longitudinal Ambulatory care experience
Every other weekend staffing – distributive and clinical responsibilities
Formal medical staff presentation
Medication Use Evaluation – presented to pharmacy staff.

Elective experiences

  •  Didactic teaching opportunities
  •  Precepting Pharm.D. students in a clinical setting

  Salary and Benefits

  •  Competitive Salary
  •  Health Benefits
  •  Dental Benefits
  •  Vision
  •  Flexible Spending Accounts – Pretax payment of health and dependent care expenses
  •  Paid Time Off – 16 days
  •  Travel stipend for one professional meeting of resident’s choice per year
  •  Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference expenses pain
  •  Free parking


How to Apply

The qualified applicant must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited college of pharmacy and must be eligible for Indiana licensure.

Deadline for PhORCAS application: January 9

  •  Letter of Intent
  •  Current Curriculum Vitae
  •  Three Recommendations via PhORCAS
    •  At least one from a clinical preceptor and one from an employer
  •  Official College Transcripts
  •  Residency Candidate Survey
    •  Upload through Supplemental Materials section in PhORCAS

If selected for an on-site interview:

  •  Personal Interview


For more information contact

R. Brian Wolfe, Pharm.D, BCPS
Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator and PGY1 Residency Program Director
Pharmacy Department
Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital
2401 W. University Avenue
Muncie, IN  47303
Phone: (765) 747-3033
Fax: (765) 751-2510