Pharmacy Residency Testimonials

"I would absolutely recommend this PGY1 program to pharmacy students. This residency was everything I could have asked for and more. I felt very supported and that preceptors were invested in developing me as a clinical pharmacist. I always felt challenged and as a result learned more than I ever thought I would. I also think that HCMC as an institution is a great place to support a residency program. I had many unique experiences at this institution due to the patient population, trauma center, and burn center. Residents at HCMC really get a well-rounded experience and a rigorous clinical curriculum which makes for the perfect place to train residents."  Elena (2019)

"Overall I stand by the belief that this is the best residency in the area to prepare you to be a well-rounded clinical pharmacist and prepared for any PGY-2. I would absolutely highly recommend this program to any pharmacy student for PGY-1 and PGY-2." Patrick (2019)

"I absolutely loved my experience and consistently recommend the program to pharmacy students." Adley (2018)

"Yes, I would recommend this program to a pharmacy student. HCMC is a phenomenal place to train – teaching hospital, trauma center, patient population, pharmacy preceptors, etc.  – the list goes on. From a pharmacy training perspective, I appreciate that HCMC does not emphasize drug protocols. This facilitates independent thinking and clinical decision making based on patient-specific characteristics. The patient population can really force you to think creatively about how to resolve drug therapy issues, and this refined my skills with critical thinking. This residency has helped me build a skill set that will serve me very well when I finish my PGY2 and enter practice." Kirsten (2017)

"This PGY-1 Residency will challenge you, but at the end of the year, you will be amazed at how much you have learned and grown as a practitioner. Just remember your work ethic speaks for itself and what you put in is what you will get out." Kelsi (2016)

"I would definitely recommend this residency program to pharmacy students. We have a huge variety of learning opportunities, a progressive pharmacy department, and enthusiastic preceptors, which made the entire year of hard work worth it. This hospital is a great place to work, and I’m very excited to stay on for another year." Erika (2015)

"You won the lottery by getting this residency. It will be challenging, you will struggle at times, but be sure to learn as much as you can every day from everyone you come in contact with. This is the most important time you will ever have to set your foundation of clinical skills. Don’t waste it. Sleep next year."  Zach (2013)

"I would (and have) absolutely recommend this residency program to pharmacy students. The amount of learning experiences that I was afforded was incomparable to anything I could have imagined. I was provided independence to practice and become confident in my pharmaceutical knowledge. I was constantly pushed to become a better pharmacist/resident. I feel like a completely new pharmacist when I compare myself to last year. And, I have had two pharmacists tell me in the last few weeks that I seem like a much more confident practitioner which is exactly what I wanted to achieve this year. I also think one of the best aspects of this program is its flexibility. The residency director was able to tailor the rotations and learning experiences to my interests and needs as I looked forward to starting my PGY2." Kelly (2012)