The purpose of the St. Luke’s Pharmacy Practice Residency - System Medication Management is to provide a valuable pharmacy experience dedicated to direct patient care learning experiences and focused electives in medication management. Residents will complete value-based medication reviews and pharmacoeconomic analyses. The goal of the program is to prepare the resident for career opportunities in health-system practice, pharmacoeconomics, or pharmacy administration.
Core Rotation Experiences
Longitudinal Rotation Experiences
Central and decentralized pharmacy staffing
ISHP Fall Meeting
ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
Mountain States Conference
Start date: late June or early July
Estimated stipend: $51,000
How does this differ from the traditional PGY1 Pharmacy Residency?
Population health is a unique rotation, which will be first after orientation
Elective rotations will all have a focus on medication management
Longitudinal rotations will include formulary optimization and pharmacy management
Project will be focused on value-based medication management
Routine pharmacy and therapeutics (P&T) committee presentations including new drug reviews, drug class reviews, value-based medication analyses including pharmacoeconomic reviews, and medication use evaluations
Weekly meetings with residency site coordinator
Currently PGY1 residents are required to staff one shift each two-week pay period. This shift occurs primarily on Fridays, which allows for a slower pace with the maximum number of staff on hand to help mentor the resident. Our residents will transition to staffing on weekends in clinical areas during the second half of the year.
Projects & Research
Each resident is expected to complete at least two large projects during their PGY1 year. The first is typically an MUE that will be presented as a poster at the ISHP Fall Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho at the end of September. The second is their major project which will be presented at a regional spring conference (e.g., in years past our residents have presented their major projects at the Mountain States Pharmacy Conference in Utah).
Additional Research Project Opportunities
Residents also have the option of presenting a poster at the ASHP Midyear Meeting held in December or at any number of other conferences that occur during the year (e.g., HOPA, ISHP Spring Conference, etc.).
Teaching Certificate & Residency Forum
St. Luke's has partnered with the other pharmacy residency programs across the region to bring residents together to collaborate as they work to complete the requirements to obtain a teaching certificate from Idaho State University College of Pharmacy. In completing these requirements, St. Luke's residents will give a clinical lecture to the pharmacy students at ISU, be featured presenters at the ISHP conferences, lead case review classes at ISU during the year, and precept a student.
What can you expect after completion of this residency?
Competency and ability to effectively function in a health-system setting
Effectively complete value-based medication reviews including pharmacoeconomic analyses
Confidence in presenting medication reviews in group settings such as P&T
Next steps in your career may be a role as a health-system pharmacist or pursuit of additional training such as a PGY2 specialty residency in pharmacoeconomics or pharmacy administration
Kurt Vanden Bosch, Pharm.D. System Formulary Lead/Residency Site Coordinator Phone: (208) 421-4336 Email: email@example.com
About St. Luke's Health System
As the only Idaho-based, not-for-profit health system, St. Luke’s is dedicated to our mission “To improve the health of people in the communities we serve.” St. Luke's Pharmacy has Post-graduate Year 1 and Year 2 programs to help meet this mission. With PGY1 programs in inpatient care located in Boise, Meridian and Twin Falls, Community Pharmacy PGY1 in Boise, and a PGY2 in Oncology located at our Mountain States Tumor Institute, or MSTI, St. Luke's strives to provide the education and training to develop the next generation of pharmacy leader.