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 ambulatory care, critical care, drug information, internal medicine 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?

Most rotations are scheduled to be completed at the resident's home facility. However, up to three rotations 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)
    • Dixie Regional Medical Center (1 resident - pre-candidate status)
    • 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)
    • Utah Valley Hospital (3 residents)
  • PGY1 community, Enterprise-wide (2 residents)
  • PGY1 managed heath, 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 Utah Valley Hospital (1 resident)
  • 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 - pre-candidate status)
  • Pediatrics at Primary Children's Hospital (1 resident)

    Do you offer a teaching certificate?

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

    • Present 2 major seminars (1 ACPE-accredited CE presentation)
    • Participate in active learning sessions with students
    • Precept a pharmacy learner
    • Facilitate student topic discussions, patient cases and journal clubs
    • Develop a personal teaching philosophy
    • Deliver a lecture at a local college of pharmacy
    • Actively participate in external service experiences (e.g. committee appointment in a state-level organization or local college of pharmacy)
    • Attend workshops on career advancement, curriculum development, advanced teaching methods, etc.

    Do you participate in PPS?

    Some of our residency programs participate in PPS each year during the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. These include the following programs: PGY1 (Primary Children's Hospital and Managed Care), PGY1/PGY2 medication-use safety and policy and all PGY2 programs with open positions. All PGY1 and PGY2 programs will have representatives at the residency showcase. Please come by and visit with us and learn more about the residency programs at Intermountain Healthcare.

    When are your on-site interviews held?

    Selected applicants will be invited for on-site 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.