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Johnson City Medical Center PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency

Johnson City Medical Center (JCMC) began its Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program in 2020 and is fully accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

PGY2 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency training to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives for advanced practice areas. Residents who successfully complete PGY2 residency programs are prepared for advanced patient care or other specialized positions, and board certification in the advanced practice area, if available.

The PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy residency is a 52-week program. Residents achieve professional competence in the delivery of patient-centered care, leadership, and pharmacy services for critically ill patients.

Residency program requirements


  • Graduate 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 NABP
  • Completed or be in the process of completing an ASHP-accredited or candidate-status PGY1 residency
  • Eligible for pharmacist licensure in the state of Tennessee and licensed within the first 60 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
  • 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

  • $51,480 stipend
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Travel support for the Society of Critical Care Medicine Congress

Educational leadership

Jen Tharp, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Jen Tharp is the PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program Director and Clinical Pharmacist Specialist for Critical Care 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
  • Critical Care (3 months)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Surgical/Trauma ICU (2 months)


  • Advanced Nutrition Support
  • Cardiac Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Health System Medication Use Management
  • Management
  • Pediatric/Neonatal ICU


  • Continuing Education
  • Medication Use Evaluation (MUE)
  • Professional Development
  • Research
  • Staffing
Preceptors Learning Experiences
David Cluck, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP, AAHIVP Infectious Diseases
Kelly Covert, PharmD, BCPS Family Medicine Elective
Karen Kirschbaum Health System Medication Use Management Elective
Cameron Lanier, PharmD, BCPS Medication Use Evaluation
Cathy Lawson, PharmD, BCCCP Management Elective
Robin Mottern, PharmD, BCPPS Pediatric/Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Elective
Madeline Smith, PharmD Cardiac Critical Care Elective
Jen Tharp, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP Critical Care Medicine (3)
Professional Development
Rob Vincent, PharmD, BCPS Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine Elective
Vera Wilson, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP Advanced Nutrition Support Elective
Trauma-Surgical Critical Care (2)

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:
Jen Tharp, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Critical Care
PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program Director