Henry County Medical Center Welcomes Pharmacy Residents

Cutline: Pictured are the incoming and outgoing residents in HCMC’s PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program. Photographed from left to right: Jacob Fussell, Pharm. D., Clinical Pharmacist; Corey Cardwell, PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident; and Caitlin Medley, PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident.

Paris, TN- Henry County Medical Center is excited to welcome Caitlin Medley and Corey Cardwell to our PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program.

Originally from Louisville, KY, Medley is a graduate of the University of Louisville. She obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy from Belmont University College of Pharmacy.

“I chose Henry County Medical Center for my residency because I really liked the people I met during the interview. I knew they were capable and I would get an excellent experience here,” said Medley. “Everyone is community-oriented and committed to providing the best care. So far, my initial reaction has been true.”

HCMC’s other pharmacy resident, Corey Cardwell, is originally from Maryville, TN and chose to pursue a pharmacy residency to grow his education to better serve his patients. Cardwell attended The University of Tennessee for his undergraduate studies. He completed his Doctor of Pharmacy from The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy.

Cardwell shared, “I was drawn to HCMC because of the tight-knit community and friendly people. Also, the proximity to Kentucky Lake is a plus. I am very blessed to be working at HCMC and look forward to each and every day.”

Henry County Medical Center’s PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program prepares residents with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes required to become a competent pharmacy practitioner and an adjunct pharmacy school faculty member serving a community hospital.

A pharmacy resident is a licensed pharmacist that pursues additional training to gain a better understanding of how to apply the knowledge and skills learned in school to real patients, situations, and settings. Residency training is crucial to new pharmacists, who are going into a healthcare environment that involves ever-changing roles and responsibility.

During a residency, the resident will get the chance to work with patients as part of an interdisciplinary team, sharpening their critical thinking skills, and learning the subtleties of leadership. They also will have the opportunity to be exposed to different facets of practice and learn about the many and varied career paths available to pharmacists today. The 12-month program provides the necessary opportunities for highly motivated pharmacists to achieve their professional goals.

HCMC is excited to further expand our pharmacy staff with the addition of one clinical pharmacist. Jacob Fussell, Pharm. D. completed his PGY-1 pharmacy residency with HCMC in June and will now be working as full-time pharmacy staff within our organization.

“I am grateful I had the opportunity to become a part of a great healthcare organization like HCMC,” said Fussell. “I enjoy working with our amazing hospital staff that ensures each patient gets the high quality care they deserve.”

Originally from McKenzie, TN, Fussell received his undergraduate degree from Bethel University. Additionally, he completed his graduate studies at Union University College of Pharmacy in 2018.

To learn more about our pharmacy residency program, check out our website at www.hcmc-tn.org.

Located in Paris, TN, Henry County Medical Center is a progressive, integrated healthcare organization committed to serving the healthcare needs of Henry County and the adjoining region. Including a 142-bed hospital and other facilities, the medical center provides a variety of outpatient services, as well as inpatient care. Henry County Medical Center is a county-owned and operated nonprofit institution. For more information: www.hcmc-tn.org.