PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Pharm.D. education and outcomes to contribute to the development of a clinical pharmacist responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year 2 (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
The 12-month post-graduate program is designed to provide two residents each year with the knowledge, abilities, experience, attitude, and critical thinking skills necessary to become leaders in integrated health-system pharmacy practice. The program is structured to allow the resident to develop skills in many areas based on ASHP accreditation standards as well as individual need and preference.
The pharmacy residency provides experience in a variety of settings including, direct patient care, informatics, medication safety, and practice management while also allowing flexibility to meet individual preferences. The program is staffed by highly trained and respected clinical practitioners who are allotted dedicated time in their area of practice.
Upon completion of the program, the clinical pharmacist will be ready to apply his or her skills in direct patient care, exhibit excellent decision-making skills, and provide education and leadership in the care of patients.
Applicants must be a PharmD graduate of an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy or one in the process of pursuing accreditation. BCH does not accept applicants who have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). Application Requirements - In order to apply for the Boulder Community Health ASHP-candidate PGY1 Residency, the following materials must be submitted:
Eligibility for licensure in Colorado
Participation in PhORCAS match portal
Letter of intent
Official college of pharmacy transcript
Three letters of reference
About Boulder Community Health
Boulder Community Health is a not-for-profit, integrated regional health system with facilities throughout Boulder and the surrounding areas. Our mission is to provide our community with the highest value healthcare in an innovative, patient-centric environment. Our vision: We are partnering to create and care for the healthiest community in the nation.
BCH is known across Colorado for its clinical excellence in heart care, orthopedics, cancer care, surgery, primary care, emergency and trauma, urgent care, stroke care and neurology. Some 540 physicians in 54 medical specialties have privileges at BCH.