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About the Program

This one-year specialty residency was started in July 2014 (ASHP Accredited) and is designed to provide a focused training program for pharmacists seeking to become experts in solid organ transplants. The University of Kentucky Transplant Center performs more than 200 procedures each year including kidney, pancreas, liver, heart, lung, and multi-organ transplantation.  Additionally, UK HealthCare has been designated an ECMO Center of Excellence.


This program aims to graduate a resident qualified to immediately step into a role as a clinical pharmacy specialist providing direct patient care for solid organ transplant recipients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.  The resident will be able to manage the pharmaceutical care of solid organ transplant patients as part of the transplant multidisciplinary team. In addition to direct patient care learning experiences, this program offers learning experiences with exposure to scholarly activities including didactic teaching, precepting, clinical research, and leadership. Exposure to other clinical specialty areas including mechanical circulatory support, critical care, and infectious diseases is also offered. 

Program Director

TrisAnn Rendulic, PharmD, BCPS Clinical Coordinator, Transplant

Location Detail
740 S. Limestone, Room J314, Lexington, KY 40536

Quick Facts

Deadline:  Sunday January 2, 2022 at 11:59 pm EST

Starting Date:  July 1

Number of Positions: 1

Eligibility Criteria

  • Doctor of Pharmacy Degree
  • Completion of a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency
  • Eligibility for licensure in the state of Kentucky

Application Requirements

  • Letter of Intent
  • CV
  • College of Pharmacy transcripts
  • Complete online PhORCAS application
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation using the Standardized Reference Form on PhORCAS (one must be from program director if currently enrolled in a PGY1 program)

Core Rotations

  • Orientation (one month for external and longitudinal for internal)
  • Kidney-Liver Transplant (two months)
  • Lung Transplant (two months)
  • Transplant Clinic (two months)
  • Heart Transplant/Failure (one month)
  • Transplant Infectious Diseases (one month)

Elective Rotations

Depending on availability and RPD discretion, the resident may choose from the following as electives to fill out the residency year:

  • Bone Marrow Transplant (one month)
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery (one month)
  • Medical ICU (one month)
  • Internal Medicine (one month)
  • General Pediatrics (one month)
  • Infectious Diseases (one month)
  • Additional month(s) of any core experience

Required Longitudinal Learning Experiences

  • Staffing (generally required every third weekend as a clinical pharmacist on the combined cardiology / transplant pharmacy team)
  • In-house on call program
  • Research
  • Precepting & Teaching
  • Journal Club & Presentations

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.