This PGY2 residency program is a dynamic program with the flexibility to select activities that will complement the resident's background and career goals. Residents will be involved in all aspects of the Drug Information Service and Medication Safety activities. During the one-year program, residents have the opportunity to: respond to drug information requests, prepare drug monographs for the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, develop drug policy, manage medication error and ADR reports, coordinate the Drug Information Service operations, precept residents and pharmacy students on drug information and med safety rotations, manage national drug shortages, and conduct monograph projects for contract clients. The resident will lead quality improvement and safety initiatives. A wide variety of elective rotations are available including Utah Poison Control Center, pharmacy administration, clinical pharmacy practice, institutional group purchasing, Investigational Drug Studies Program, or other rotations that fit in the resident's career path. Longitudinal opportunities are available to practice in clinical areas such as an ambulatory care one half day per week.
PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.
The goal of this program is to train sophisticated medication use safety and policy practitioners that are leaders in the specialty and the profession.
Highlights of Experience
•Experienced drug information and medication safety practitioners •Flexible program, rotations and experiences to meet the residents needs and interests •Experience meeting the drug policy needs of our organization as well as national clients •Outstanding facilities for the Drug Information Service and the Health System
University of Utah Health Pharmacy Services provides an ideal setting to pursue a residency in a variety of pharmacy practice areas. As part of the University of Utah Health located in Salt Lake City, Utah, pharmacists play an integral role in providing state-of-the-art clinical care during more than 1.7 million patient visits. Our department collaborates with a diverse number of nationally recognized experts on numerous research and publication opportunities. We offer the opportunity to work in a health care setting focused on patient care and teamwork. We are excited to offer residencies in the following areas:
Pharmacy Practice (PGY1) - general and ambulatorytracks
Health-System Pharmacy Administration (PGY1&2)
Ambulatory Care (PGY2)
Critical Care (PGY2)
Drug Information (PGY2)
Infectious Diseases (PGY2)
Internal Medicine (PGY2)
Solid Organ Transplant (PGY2)
Emergency Medicine (PGY2)