The PGY1 pharmacy residency program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
The PGY1 residency program is designed to train selected, highly motivated, and highly qualified pharmacists in advanced pharmacy practice. This residency focuses on development of the knowledge, attitude, and skills needed to provide quality, compassionate and cost-effective pharmaceutical care. The goal of the program is to assist the resident in developing specific skills and competencies that are needed to assume leadership roles in the profession.
The residency year is structured with several required rotations along with time for elective rotations. All residents will participate longitudinally in the provision of clinical and distributive services offered in the Department of Pharmacy. Residents develop, present, and prepare a manuscript for a major research project. They also provide formal educational lectures to pharmacy staff, students, and the community. Residents serve as preceptors for PharmD students who are completing clinical clerkship training on site.
Each resident will fulfill service component (staffing) responsibilities within various areas of the hospital campus. ASHP and P/SL view the service component as necessary in preparing a resident to practice independently. Currently our service component plan is for staffing every other weekend and a week of staffing concurrent with one major holiday. Residents will have one project day on the Monday after each staffing weekend.
Residency Stipend and Benefits
Residents are paid a competitive stipend for the 52-week residency year. Approximately twenty days of paid time off (PTO) are included; this time is expected to be used for holidays, job interviews, travel to meetings (other than ASHP Midyear and the Mountain States Residency Conference), and/or illness. Medical and dental insurance is an optional benefit that the resident may elect. All residents must complete a physical and health screening examination prior to starting the residency program. Holiday schedules will be determined in accordance with department policy.
About Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center
At Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center and the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, “Above all else we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.” The Pharmacy Department supports this commitment through the delivery of safe and effective medication therapy to all patients in a collaborative practice environment.