The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center is a 12-month program that provides outstanding clinical practice opportunities in acute patient care settings. Pharmacy residents actively participate in interdisciplinary rounds and interact closely with providers, internal medicine residents, nurses and other healthcare professionals to improve patient outcomes. Residents have the opportunity to collaborate with Idaho State University College of Pharmacy clinical faculty to develop and implement a quality-improvement project, submit for publication, provide didactic teaching in pharmacy program, precept APPE students, prepare for a board-certification exam, and obtain a teaching certificate. This residency is accredited with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP Code: 83007).
The primary training site for the residency is Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC), a 318-bed region’s largest acute care healthcare facility and referral center. With its average census of 180, EIRMC provides care for patients within a 150-mile radius encompassing Eastern Idaho, southern Montana and western Wyoming. EIRMC’s mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life and I am EIRMC values include accountability, integrity, quality, respect, loyalty and enjoyment.
Our full-service community hospital offers:
Level I Intensive Care Unit
Level II Trauma Center
Level IIIb Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Antimicrobial Stewardship Team
Full spectrum surgical services including minimally-invasive cardiac procedures
Certified Primary Stroke Center
Inpatient Rehabilitation Center
74-bed Psychiatric Hospital
Assisted by automated medication cabinets, electronic health records, and computerized physician order entry, EIRMC pharmacists provide excellence in patient care as part of a decentralized pharmacy department model.
Required Learning Experiences
Residency Quality Improvement/Research Project
Staffing (every 3rd weekend; 30-40 hrs./month)
Pharmacy Practice Management
4-6 Week Rotations
Intensive Care Unit
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Elective Learning Experiences
Opportunities exist to arrange for other experiences
General Program Information
Positions available: Two
Starting date: Flexible (typical start date is the first Monday in July)
All application documents must be received by Monday, January 6, 2020.
The applicant should submit all required documents to PhORCAS
Medical, dental and vision plans
Accrual of Paid Time Off
Financial assistance for meeting attendance
ISHP Fall Conference, ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Mountain States Conference
Residency Program Director
Eliza Borzadek, BSN, PharmD, BCPS
3100 Channing Way
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83404
ASHP National Matching Service No. 169113
This residency site agrees that no person at this site will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any resident applicant.
Requirements for Admission:
Graduation from an ACPE-accredited Pharm.D. program
Eligibility for licensure in state of Idaho
Official college transcripts
Current Curriculum Vitae
Detailed letter of intent to include:
Why residency at EIRMC?
Strengths you will bring to the program
Your personal & professional short and long-term goals
Your ideal learning environment/residency experience
Three professional references
Registration and participation in the ASHP Resident Matching Program & PhORCAS
About Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC) is a 318-bed region’s largest acute care healthcare facility and referral center. With its average census of 180, EIRMC provides care for patients within a 150-mile radius encompassing Eastern Idaho, southern Montana, and western Wyoming.