What do you look for in a resident?

We look for driven candidates, who are passionate about pharmacy and have demonstrated involvement and leadership in professional organizations and have produced significant personal accomplishments. We expect our residents to exhibit academic achievement, possess leadership and research experience and demonstrate the ability to collaborate with others in an interdisciplinary environment. We value teamwork and are seeking candidates who can fit in with the culture present at their home facility.

What rotations are required?

Required rotations for the PGY1 program are internal medicine, ambulatory care, drug information and pharmacy practice management. Please see the individual PGY2 program pages for their specific requirements.

Can I do rotations at a site other than my home facility?

Required rotations must be completed at the resident's home facility. Of the five elective rotations allowed for the PGY1 program, up to three may be completed at other sites within the enterprise. Please see the PGY2 pages for program specifics.

Do you use Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application (PhORCAS)?

Yes. Please see the application process page for more details.

How many residents do you take?

PGY1 residencies

  • Intermountain Medical Center (5 residents)
  • LDS Hospital (1 resident plus the 1st year drug information resident)
  • McKay-Dee Hospital (2 residents)
  • Primary Children's Hospital (2 residents)
  • Utah Valley Hospital (3 residents)
  • In addition to these 13 PGY1 positions, Intermountain Healthcare also offers PGY1 residencies in community pharmacy (2 residents), managed care with SelectHealth (2 residents) and a PGY1/PGY2 drug information residency (1 resident, 2-year commitment)

PGY2 residencies

  • Ambulatory care in clinics throughout the Intermountain Healthcare enterprise (2 residents)
  • Cardiology at Utah Valley Hospital (1 resident)
  • Critical care at Intermountain Medical Center (1 resident)
  • Emergency medicine at Intermountain Medical Center (1 resident)
  • Pediatrics at Primary Children's Hospital (1 resident)

    Do you offer a teaching certificate?

    Yes, a teaching certificate is offered for our residents with the following requirements:

    • Prepare and present a one-hour lecture at a college of pharmacy
    • Write appropriate learning objectives and assessment questions for the lecture
    • Prepare and lead a one-hour active learning / alternative learning activity
    • Prepare a one hour ACPE-accredited CE program for presentation to pharmacists and technicians across the enterprise
    • Act as the primary preceptor for a student during one rotation block                            
    • Develop a statement of teaching philosophy
    • Maintain a teaching portfolio

    Do you participate in PPS?

    We participate in PPS each year during the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. Please come by and visit with us about our residency program and learn more about the programs at Intermountain Healthcare.

    When are your on-site interviews held?

    Selected applicants are requested to visit the Salt Lake City area for on-site interviews during January and February.

    Do you sponsor residents for their visa?

    As a pharmacy resident, you will be considered a full-time employee of Intermountain Healthcare. Intermountain Healthcare verifies that all newly hired individuals are authorized to work in the United States. Each new employee must complete an Employment Verification (Form I-9) and provide legally acceptable proof of their identity and authorization to work in the United States. Please contact our human resources department at 1-888-655-3429 for specific questions related to sponsorship requirements.