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 will vary depending on the program. Please see the individual program pages for full details. For the PGY1 hospital-based pharmacy program, required rotations include ambulatory care, critical care, drug information, internal medicine and pharmacy practice management.  

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

Most rotations can be completed at the resident's home facility. However, there are rotation opportunities that may be completed at other sites within the enterprise. Please see the PGY2 program 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

  • PGY1 pharmacy (hospital-based)
    • Intermountain Medical Center (5 residents)
    • LDS Hospital (1 resident plus the 1st year medication-use safety and policy resident)
    • McKay-Dee Hospital (2 residents)
    • Primary Children's Hospital (2 residents)
    • St. George Regional Hospital (1 resident)
    • Utah Valley Hospital (3 residents)
  • PGY1 community-based, Enterprise-wide (2 residents)
  • PGY1 managed care, SelectHealth (2 residents)

PGY1/PGY2 residency

  • Medication-use safety and policy, LDS Hospital / Intermountain Healthcare Drug Information Center (1 resident, 2-year commitment) 

PGY2 residencies

  • Ambulatory Care in clinics throughout the Intermountain Healthcare enterprise (2 residents)
  • Cardiology at Intermountain Medical Center and Utah  Valley Hospital (2 residents)
  • Critical Care at Intermountain Medical Center (1 resident)
  • Emergency Medicine at Intermountain Medical Center (1 resident)
  • Infectious Diseases throughout the Intermountain Healthcare enterprise (1 resident)
  • Pediatrics at Primary Children's Hospital (1 resident)
  • Solid Organ Transplant  at Intermountain Medical Center (1 resident - pre-candidate status)

    Do you offer a teaching certificate?

    Yes, an optional academic teaching certificate is offered to our residents with the following requirements: 

    • Prepare and present a 1-hour seminar at home facility for pharmacists
    • Prepare and present a 1-hour, system-wide broadcasted ACPE-accredited presentation for pharmacists and technicians
    • Develop and deliver one platform presentation and one poster presentation at a regional, state, national or other approved conference meeting
    • Serve as the primary preceptor of a learner on rotation
    • Develop a personal, written teaching philosophy
    • Design and maintain a teaching portfolio
    • Observe at least 2 different didactic lectures at their assigned school of pharmacy
    • Develop and deliver a lecture at college of pharmacy to students
    • Lead/facilitate at least one recitation, simulation lab or other similar activity at a college of pharmacy
    • Attend at least 2 committee or faculty meetings at a college of pharmacy
    • Deliver at least 1 in-service presentation to clinical staff (nursing, pharmacists, etc.) while on a clinical rotation
    • Submit at least 1 manuscript for publication to a peer reviewed journal
    • Participate in academia/education-focused discussions throughout the year

    Do you participate in PPS?

    Our PGY1 residency programs will not be participating in PPS at the 2021 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. Select PGY2 programs will be conducting virtual PPS interviews Please direct your questions to the appropriate residency program director. Contact information can be found on the program's webpage. 

    When are your on-site interviews held?

    Following ASHP's guidance, selected applicants will be invited to participate in virtual interviews during January or 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.