Program Description

The PGY1/PGY2 residency program allows the resident the opportunity to expand his/her clinical knowledge portfolio while participating in key health system leadership initiatives. 


During the first year, the resident will be at one of the affiliate CHS Hospitals:  Tennova Healthcare – Lebanon. The resident will focus developing key clinical skills while being introduced to health care administration topics. 


During the second year, the resident will share his/her time between experiences at the CHS corporate office and Tennova Healthcare. The partnership between the corporate office and the hospital allows the resident to experience two fundamental pharmacy leadership positions to prepare the resident for administration positions post-residency.

Meet the PGY1 Residency Director

Scott Faw, Pharm.D.  

  • Director of Pharmacy, Tennova Healthcare – Lebanon
  • PGY1 Residency Director 
  • Dr. Faw received his doctorate of pharmacy from University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. He completed his residency at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. He began working at Tennova in 2012 and become Director of Pharmacy in 2014. As a member of the Board of Directors at Charis Health Center as well as a pharmacy school preceptor, Dr. Faw  finds direct work with patients and students in need to be very rewarding.

PGY1 Rotations and Staffing Requirements

Rotation opportunities include: 

  • Internal Medicine 
  • Hospital Practice
  • Critical Care
  • Academia
  • Informatics
  • Elective rotations include infectious disease and behavioral health

The resident is expected to staff every third weekend. The pharmacy department is open 7am to 10pm and has an on-call program. The resident is expected to participate in the on-call program 3 nights/per six week rotation. There is no on-site staffing requirement for the second year of residency.

PGY2 – A Longitudinal Experience 

The resident will be able to participate in a wide variety of opportunities by working with the CHS hospitals. Focus areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Clinical Management
  • Pharmacy Operations
  • Data Analytics
  • Performance Excellence
  • Medication Safety
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Pharmacy Automation
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Health System Enterprise Leadership 

Practical Experience – Being the Director of Clinical Operations at Tennova Healthcare – Lebanon

During the second year, the resident will act as the Director of Clinical Operations. This experience provides the resident with an opportunity to make critical healthcare decisions under the direction of the director of pharmacy. By being intimately involved in the pharmacy’s operations, the resident will gain practical skills in personnel and pharmacy management. 

Teaching Certificate with Belmont University

Through the partnership with Belmont University, the resident has the option of pursuing a teaching certificate during the first year of residency. The teaching certificate allows the resident the chance to develop lesson plans and course material then ultimately teach an elective and mentor students. 

How To Apply

Please contact Alexis Schrieber with any questions about the application process at

Candidate Qualifications

  • Graduate of an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy
  • Eligible for pharmacist licensure in Tennessee 
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Employment as a pharmacy resident is still contingent upon the applicant satisfying CHS’s employment eligibility requirements. 

Application Information

  • Applicants must submit the following materials via PhORCAS by January 1st to be considered, and will be contacted regarding a required on-site interview
  • Letter of Interest 
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) 
  • Official University Transcripts 
  • Three References Letters –  Letters should be emailed directly from reference to 


Please reach out to us with any questions you have regarding our residency program. The directors, current resident and coordinator would all be willing to discuss the program with you and answer any questions that you may have.