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The 'R' Number

The Pharmacy Residency Programs at UK have graduated over 500 residents, each resident obtaining their own resident or "R" number upon entrance into the program. Both current residents and alumni alike keep their R number close to heart.  The number generates many conversations between UK's alumni as new friends and old use it to distinguish the years of their residency experience at the University of Kentucky.

UKHC Residency Pig Roast

Annual Pig Roast

Join in on the fun for the annual Residency Pig Roast at the home of Aaron and Terri Cook. It's a great time while everyone enjoys delicious food, beverages, entertainment.

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UK College of Pharmacy Events

The time-honored traditions of the UK College of Pharmacy are open to all UK HealthCare Pharmacy Residents. So whether it's our Mardi Gras Bash in February or the annual Jingle & Mingle, residents are welcome at all events (even if you have to run over to the building in scrubs).

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Paul F. Parker Award

The Paul F. Parker Award is given annually to a past resident of the University of Kentucky Pharmacy Residency Program or to an individual intimately associated with the success of the program. This award recognizes an individual who has displayed sustained contribution to the profession in practice, teaching or research; a commitment to high ideals and excellence in their chosen field; leadership and innovation; and a passion to encourage the personal and professional growth of others.

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.