The Pharmacy Residency Program

Pharmacy Residency Program at Intermountain

The residency program of Intermountain Healthcare is an organized, directed, postgraduate training program in pharmacy practice.

Training is provided in acute care, primary care, drug information, practice management and drug policy development.

Rotation sites are available at four health care facilities: Intermountain Medical Center, Primary Children's Hospital, McKay-Dee Hospital, and Utah Valley Regional Medical Center as well as the Intermountain Healthcare Corporate Office.

After Completing Pharmacy Residency

Pharmacists completing Intermountain's Pharmacy Residency program will be competent and confident practitioners of direct patient care in multiple practice and patient care environments. They will be able to identify and resolve potential and actual patient-specific, drug related problems and will be accountable for achieving optimal drug therapy outcomes as members of the health care team.

These pharmacists will become skilled educators, both verbally and in writing, of health care professionals, students, patients, and the community. They will demonstrate professional maturity by independently following a personal philosophy of practice, monitoring their own performance, exhibiting commitment to the profession, and exercising leadership in improving the safety of the medication-use system.

As highly trained professionals, these pharmacists will be well prepared to compete in today's job market.

There are ten PGY1 Pharmacy Residency positions

Though the residents will have access to rotations at all practice sites, for staffing and other requirements, residents will match through the ASHP match program to one of the following facilities:

  • Intermountain Medical Center (3 residents)
  • McKay-Dee Hospital Center (2 residents)
  • Primary Children’s Hospital (2 residents)
  • Utah Valley Regional Medical Center (3 residents)

In addition to these ten PGY1 positions, Intermountain Healthcare also offers a PGY1 in managed care, with Select Health, Ambulatory Care, a combined PGY1/PGY2 Health Systems Pharmacy Administration (Management) Residency, and PGY2 Residencies in Ambulatory Care, Cardiology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, and Solid Organ Transplant.

The program consists of a minimum of 2000 contact hours in a variety of practice settings. The Program Director, Program Site Coordinators and the preceptors will assist the residents in selecting rotations to meet each individual's professional goals, the ASHP Pharmacy Residency Standards, and the ASHP residency learning objectives.

Rotations can be tailored to the resident’s interests, with required rotation in Internal Medicine, Ambulatory Care, and Practice Management. Of the six elective rotations, three are done at the resident’s “home base” facility, but the other three can be done throughout the system. View the rotation list for rotation options at all the facilities, including LDS Hospital and the Intermountain Healthcare Corporate Office.

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