Community Pharmacy Residency Programs

If you have an initiative or goal you want to tackle, you can tailor that residency to you. I was working in part to create a job (for myself), and at the end of my one-year period, I had that opportunity.

Shawn McFarland, Pharm.D.
Former Resident

Tennessee is recognized as a national leader in residency and fellowship training innovations, including the largest community pharmacy residency program in the country.

Residency and Fellowship training sites in Tennessee are strengthened by affiliations with The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. The College is ranked in the top 10 colleges in the U.S. and has the most Board Certified Pharmacy faculty members in the nation.

We have been involved in the UT College of Pharmacy Community Residency Program since the early 1990s. Our graduates have gone on to a variety of pharmacy positions: ownership, compounding, university faculty, government, institutional, preceptors and residency directors. We offer many opportunities to meet the resident’s diverse interest to prepare them for a successful future.

Rick Sain, Pharm. D.
Owner / Preceptor Reeves-Sain Pharmacy, Murfreesboro

Contact Us

Residency Director

Todd Bess, PharmD, BCPS
Assistant Dean for Middle Tennessee
Director, Nashville Clinical Education Center
College of Pharmacy
University of Tennessee
193 Polk Ave Suite 2 D
Nashville, TN 37210
615-532-3401 office

Residency Clinical Coordinator

Cindy T. Smith, PharmD, BCPS
1801 Memorial Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
615-355-4485 (office)