Parkridge Health System consists of seven facilities in the Chattanooga Area: Parkridge Medical Center, Parkridge East Hospital, Parkridge West Hospital, Parkridge Valley Child & Adolescent, Parkridge Valley Adult & Senior, Parkridge Valley Cleveland Outpatient Center and Parkridge North Emergency Department. Our system includes 557 beds with an average daily census of 346. The majority of our Pharmacy Residency program takes place at Parkridge Medical Center.

Training program

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training. The 12-month residency program at PHS is designed for residents to gain exposure to varied areas of pharmacy practice in a community hospital setting. Residents will monitor and manage patient care regimens, round with physicians and interdisciplinary teams, present drug monographs and medication use evaluations at P&T, gather and disseminate drug information, present patient cases and journal clubs to pharmacy staff, present a Fall/Spring educational seminar and develop pharmacy management skills including process improvements. Residents will also conduct an original research project, help precept students from pharmacy schools in Tennessee and Georgia and participate in the staffing and distribution of pharmacy services. We also require participation in a teaching and learning certificate program for completion of the residency program. Residents will have the opportunity to attend ASHP Midyear meeting, TSHP Winter meeting, and the Southeastern Residency Conference for research presentation purposes and networking. In addition, Chattanooga is famous for its outdoor scene with ample opportunity for hiking, biking, and camping.

ashp accredited

Core Rotations

  • Orientation
  • Internal Medicine
  • Critical Care
  • Cardiology
  • Practice Management
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship

Elective rotations

  • Adult/Child Psychiatric Pharmacy
  • Emergency Department

Longitudinal Rotations

  • Practice Management
  • Research Project
  • Staffing
  • Teaching Certificate


Applications will be accepted through the PhORCAS system and candidates will be selected via the ASHP Resident Matching Program.

Contact information

Program director
Kathy Sykes, BS Pharm, MBA
(423) 493-1728
Email Kathy Sykes

Director of pharmacy
Lila Newman, Pharm.D.
(423) 493-1735
Email Lila Newman