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About the Program

The cardiology residency is a one-year ASHP-accredited specialty residency that offers in-depth experience in all areas of cardiovascular medicine including general cardiology, heart failure, electrophysiology, cardiothoracic surgery, cardiac intensive care, mechanical circulatory support/heart transplantation, ambulatory/transitions of care cardiology, and electives in medicine (intensive care and acute care), emergency medicine, and solid organ transplantation.

Residents also participate in providing 24-hour clinical pharmacy services through the in-house on-call program and provide longitudinal staffing. The primary emphasis of the program is to develop clinicians with expertise in the care of cardiology patients and prepare residents to sit for the BCCP exam. Residents completing the program are expected to demonstrate competency in the areas of contemporary pharmacy practice, written and oral communication, teaching, and clinical research.

The cardiology residents participate in clinical research activities that are presented at a national meeting and submitted for publication. The program is affiliated with a nationally-recognized college of pharmacy which provides residents with opportunities to engage in educational activities including precepting Doctor of Pharmacy students, facilitating group discussions and didactic lectures, in addition to providing continuing education for other healthcare practitioners

Program Director

Ayesha Ather, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP Acute Care Pharmacy Services

Location Detail
University of Kentucky HealthCare 1000 S. Limestone, Room A.08.261 Lexington, KY 40536

Quick Facts

Application Deadline:  Monday, December 27th, 2021

Number of Positions:  2

Starting Date:  July

Requirements: Doctor of Pharmacy degree, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency or equivalent, licensure (or eligibility for licensure) in the state of Kentucky

Application Requirements

  • Letter of intent
  • CV
  • Letters of recommendation (3)
  • College of Pharmacy transcripts

Core Learning Experiences

  • Orientation and Introduction to General Cardiology

  • Acute Care Cardiology
  • Ambulatory Care Cardiology
  • Critical Care Cardiology I
  • Critical Care Cardiology II
  • Advanced Heart Failure & Heart Transplant I
  • Advanced Heart Failure & Heart Transplant II
  • Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit and Mechanical Support
  • Clinical/Outcomes Research

Core Longitudinal Learning Experiences

  • Weekly Cardiology Literature Review

  • In-house On-call Program
  • Decentralized Staffing
  • Precepting & Teaching
  • Journal Club & Presentations

Elective Learning Experiences

Choose 3* of the following:

  • Additional Core Rotations
  • Anticoagulation Consult Service
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Quality Improvement & Administration
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Stroke Neurology
  • Vascular Surgery

*These and other learning experiences are possible and are to be developed based upon individual resident(s) interest, goals, and selected career path

We wish to remember and honor those who inhabited this Commonwealth before the arrival of the Europeans. Briefly occupying these lands were the Osage, Wyndott tribe, and Miami peoples. The Adena and Hopewell peoples, who are recognized by the naming of the time period in which they resided here, were here more permanently. Some of their mounds remain in the Lexington area, including at UK’s Adena Park.

In more recent years, the Cherokee occupied southeast Kentucky, the Yuchi southwest Kentucky, the Chickasaw extreme western Kentucky and the Shawnee central Kentucky including what is now the city of Lexington. The Shawnee left when colonization pushed through the Appalachian Mountains. Lower Shawnee Town ceremonial grounds are still visible in Greenup County.

We honor the first inhabitants who were here, respect their culture, and acknowledge the presence of their descendants who are here today in all walks of life including fellow pharmacists and healthcare professionals.