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Johnson City Medical Center PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Johnson City Medical Center (JCMC) began its Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program in 2010 and is fully accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

PGY1 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives. Residents who successfully complete PGY1 residency programs will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education, and be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e., BCPS), and pursue advanced education and training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies.

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at JCMC is a 52-week program. Residents achieve professional competence in the delivery of patient-centered care, leadership, and pharmacy services.

Residency program requirements


  • Graduate or candidate for graduation from an ACPE accredited Doctor of Pharmacy degree program (or one in the process of pursuing accreditation) or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP).
  • Eligible for pharmacist licensure in the state of Tennessee and licensed within the first 90 days of the residency program

Application requirements

  • All application materials are to be submitted using PhORCAS
  • College of Pharmacy transcripts
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Letter of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least two should be from clinical preceptors)
  • Participation in the ASHP Resident Matching Program

Completed application packets will be reviewed by members of the Residency Advisory Committee (RAC) to determine the candidates that most closely match the program goals, objectives, and opportunities.

Selected candidates will be invited to interview with the selection committee.

Residency benefits

  • $44,553 stipend
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Travel support to attend professional meetings
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Regional Residency Conference

Educational leadership

Cathy Lawson, PharmD, BCCCP
Cathy Lawson is the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director and Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator at JCMC.

Corinne Allen, PharmD, MBA
Corinne Allen is the Multi-Facility Director of Pharmacy Services for the Southern Market, Ballad Health.

Learning experiences


  • Orientation (clinical and operational)
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care (Medicine or Trauma-Surgical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medicine (Family or Internal)
  • Management
  • Pediatrics


  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Inpatient Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Outpatient Oncology
  • Precepting
  • Trauma-Surgical Critical Care


  • Advancing Practice
  • Continuing Education
  • Formulary Review
  • Medication Use Evaluation (MUE)
  • Research
  • Staffing
Preceptors Learning Experiences
Corinne Allen, PharmD, MBA Management
John Bossaer, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP Inpatient Oncology
David Cluck, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP, AAHIVP Infectious Diseases
Infectious Diseases Elective
Kelly Covert, PharmD, BCPS Family Medicine
Family Medicine Elective
Andrew Davis, PharmD Orientation-Operational
Cameron Lanier, PharmD, BCPS Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Elective
Precepting Elective
Cathy Lawson, PharmD, BCCCP Advancing Practice
Tim Lundberg, PharmD Staffing
Robin Mottern, PharmD, BCPPS Pediatrics
Ashley Sant, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP Outpatient Oncology
Madeline Smith, PharmD Cardiology
Jen Tharp, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP Critical Care Medicine
Critical Care Medicine Elective
Rob Vincent, PharmD, BCPS Emergency Medicine
Vera Wilson, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP Trauma-Surgical Critical Care
Trauma-Surgical Critical Care Elective

A voluntary Teaching and Learning Certificate (TLC) is available through East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy. Resident preceptors serve as adjunct faculty and precept Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students.

Former residents

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For more information and additional resources, please contact:
Cathy Lawson, PharmD, BCCCP
Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director