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PGY1 Residency - Bloomington

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.


IU Health Bloomington’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 Bloomington is a regional community based setting serves the south central region of the state wide system.  It’s pharmacy services are focused equally on inpatient and ambulatory care. 

Rotation Structure

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.

Required Rotations

  • Administration
  • Adult Medicine
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Cardiovascular - Adult
  • Critical care - Adult
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Oncology - Adult (Ambulatory focus)
  • Orientation
  • Longitudinal- Ambulatory Care Clinics
  • Clinical/Operational Weekends Service
  • Medication Use Evaluation
  • Project-completeion of research project and manuscript

Elective Rotations and Experiences

  • Clinical Administration.
  • Additional month of Required Rotation
  • Medication Safety
  • Other elective opportunities may be coordinated within the IU Health system.
    • *Dependent upon interest/availability.  Up to two may be completed at Academic Health Centers
  • Didactic teacing opportunities
  • Precepting PharmD Students in a clinical setting


Residency Completion

Residents must complete the following rotations and experiences 

  • Critical care
  • Administration
  • Medicine
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Ocology/Hematology
  • Cardiovascular care
  • 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 third weekend staffing-distributive and clinical responsibilities
  • Medical Staff and/or Grand Rounds Presentation - formal presentation directed to medical staff and other healthcare professionals
  • Medication Use Evaluation-presented to the drug information department


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 professional meeting of resident's choice per year
  • Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference expenses paid
  • 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 5

  • 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 Mateirals section in PhORCAS

If Selected for an On-site Interview:

  • Personal Interview


Contact Information

Derek B. Fields, PharmD, BCPS
Regional Director of Pharmacy
Pharmacy Department
Indiana University Health- SC Region
Bloomington Residency Program Director (PGY1)
601 W. Second Street
Bloomington, IN 47403
812.353.5589 (phone)
812.353.5627 (fax)