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Pharmacy Residency at Johnson City Medical Center

Pharmacy Residency at Johnson City Medical Center

The mission of Ballad Health’s postgraduate year one (PGY1) residency at Johnson City Medical Center (JCMC) is to provide advanced level training in the provision of patient-centered pharmaceutical care in a community-based health system. Residents will develop skills to successfully interact with interprofessional teams to optimize drug therapy, lead medication safety initiatives, and provide education. A variety of clinical experiences is offered with an emphasis on cardiology, critical care, infectious diseases, pediatrics, trauma, pharmacokinetics, oncology, and research.

Program details

Johnson City Medical Center (JCMC) is a 445-bed tertiary referral hospital located in Northeast Tennessee. JCMC is a Level 1 Trauma Center and an Advanced Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center.

Pharmacy services provided at JCMC include:

  • 24/7 Pharmacist code response
  • Interprofessional rounding
  • Decentralized pharmacy services
  • Anticoagulation consults
  • Adult parenteral nutrition consults
  • Pharmacist-managed renal dosage adjustments
  • Pharmacist-managed pharmacokinetic dosing (aminoglycosides and vancomycin)
  • Patient medication counseling
  • Drug information response

JCMC serves as an introductory and advanced practice site for Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy at East Tennessee State University. 

For more details visit the Johnson City Medical Center Pharmacy Residency Details page.

Residency benefits

  • $42,120 stipend
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Travel allowance to attend professional meetings
  • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Southeastern Residency Conference (SERC)

Educational leadership

Jen Tharp, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Jen Tharp is the Residency Program Director and Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Critical Care at JCMC.
Cathy Lawson, PharmD, BCCCP
Cathy Lawson is the Residency Program Coordinator and Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator at JCMC.
Corinne Allen, PharmD, MBA
Corinne Allen is the Director of Pharmacy at JCMC.

Other Preceptors

John Bossaer, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP 
Kelly Covert, PharmD, BCPS 
Molly Lassiter, PharmD, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, BCCCP, BCCP 
Paul Lewis, PharmD-AQ ID, BCPS 
Tim Lundberg, PharmD 
Jerry McKee, PharmD, BCPP, MS 
Robin Mottern, PharmD, BCPPS 
Ashley Sant, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP 
David Stewart, PharmD, BCPS 
Rob Vincent, PharmD, BCPS 
Vera Wilson, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Learn more

For more information, please contact Jen Tharp: 
E-mail: jen.tharp@balladhealth.org 
Office: 423-431-6737