Pharmacy Residency

PharmResidents1Huntsville Hospital began offering pharmacy residency programs in 1982. The PGY-1 general practice program (six positions) was first accredited by ASHP in 1984 and has graduated more than 100 pharmacy practitioners. The accredited ASHP PGY-2 critical care program (two positions) accepted its inaugural class in 2010.

The programs allow the resident to pursue individual interests and goals. Wherever possible, practice experiences are continued throughout the year rather than in individual practice segments. While much learning takes place during the residency program, more emphasis is placed on "doing." Residents are given numerous opportunities to participate in drug therapy management and must take responsibility for patients' pharmaceutical care on a daily basis.

Pharmacy philosophy

The Huntsville Hospital Department of Pharmacy is committed to serving the drug therapy needs of patients and health care providers to assure: improvement in patient outcome and quality of life; rational and cost-effective pharmacotherapeutic decisions; efficient utilization of resources in structuring systems and services; safe use of medications.


Each resident will complete the following in order to receive a residency certificate:

  • Obtain an Alabama Pharmacist License by October 1 of the residency year
  • Submit and present a poster at the ASHP Midyear meeting during the residency year
  • Present the resident’s major project at SERC during the residency year
  • Submit a publication-ready manuscript and slides from the resident’s major project to the RPD by the end of the residency year
  • Successfully complete all scheduled rotations
  • Complete and submit all assigned projects

Application process

All applicants must be registered with the ASHP Residency Matching Service and materials must be submitted through PhORCAS. Please do not submit materials directly to the hospital.

PharmResidents2For more information:
David R. Collette, Pharm.D, FASHP
Department of Pharmacy
Huntsville Hospital
101 Sivley Road
Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: (256) 265-6741
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