Intermountain Health's Good Samaritan Medical Center is Northwest Denver’s regional medical center providing 24- hour comprehensive medical services. Our facility is nationally accredited as a Chest Pain Center, Primary Stroke Center and provides Emergency and Level II Trauma Services. Other services include Critical Care, Cardiac, Level II Neonatal Care Unit, Orthopedics, Surgery, Neurology and Neurosurgery.

Program Overview

Program Description

This residency program has the goal to develop a well-rounded pharmacy practitioner and future leader in pharmacy practice. Upon completing the Good Samaritan Medical Center Pharmacy Residency Program, the resident will be an experienced and competent provider of pharmaceutical care. They will be confident in their ability to provide optimal patient care in various settings as well as various disease states. The resident will be skilled in pharmacy practice areas that include, patient centered pharmacotherapy, medication / disease education, pharmacy management and operations. The resident will demonstrate professional maturity by developing and following a personal philosophy of practice, monitoring their own performance, and demonstrating leadership and commitment to the pharmacy profession.

Application Process

All candidates must provide all of the following to the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) system by the application deadline.

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation in PhORCAS
  • School of pharmacy transcripts
  • Colorado Intern licensure

All application information must be received prior to 10pm MST on January 2nd. All complete applications will be reviewed by the residency program director and the residency advisory team. Candidates that are selected will be called with interview date and time options

Staffing Requirements

  • Residents staff every other weekend
  • Residents initially train in the IV room and Medication Reconciliation. As they progress through their rotations of Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, those shifts will be incorporated into their staffing shifts as well

Residency Completion Requirements

  • BLS, ACLS and PALS Certification
  • Drug Monograph
  • Medication Use Evaluation
  • Teaching Certificate
  • Resident Project Completion
  • A Minimum of Two Pharmacy Clinical Pearls
  • A Minimum of Two Educational Presentations
  • A Minimum of Two Journal Club Presentations
  • Residency Conference Presentation/Manuscript
  • Attain "achieved" on at least 75% of all objectives (including 100% of the objectives in competency areas surrounding patient care) within each of the 9 listed goals and attain satisfactory progress on all other objectives not documented as "achieved" by the end of the residency year 

Residency Benefits

  • $61,000 Stipend
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • 22 Paid Days Off for Vacation
  • Sick Leave
  • Holidays
  • All Travel Expenses to Attend Meetings/Conferences are Reimbursed 
pharmacy residency teaching


Our residency program at Good Samaritan Medical Center is designed to equip residents with the skills and knowledge necessary to confidently perform in a wide variety of clinical pharmacy positions



Meet the PGY1 pharmacy residents at Good Samaritan Medical Center and learn about their professional pursuits, education, and personal interests

Pharmacist with patients


Program preceptors at Good Samaritan Medical Center are highly skilled and well regarded, bringing a broad scope of experience to our pharmacy residency program.