The medication-use safety and policy resident will gain experience within a population health practice model and work closely with other disciplines throughout the organization. The wide variety of experiences offered through this program will prepare the resident to work as a specialist in drug information, medication policy, formulary management or medication safety in a variety of practice settings.

First Year

The first year of the program mirrors Intermountain Healthcare’s PGY1 pharmacy residency program. The resident will complete 10 direct patient care rotations, as well as a rotation in drug information and practice management. These rotations may be completed at any facility; however, a majority must be completed at LDS Hospital (the “home-base” facility). Please see the Rotations page for additional details.

During the first year, the resident will also:

  • Staff 30 to 32 hours per month at LDS Hospital
  • Prepare a formulary monograph, class review, or a medication utilization evaluation to be presented to the System-wide Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Deliver an ACPE-accredited continuing pharmacy education presentation
  • Complete an optional teaching certificate
  • Present a poster presentation at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Present a platform presentation at the Mountain States Residency Conference
  • Conduct an independent research project
  • Complete other projects and activities, as desired / needed 

Second Year

In the second year of the program, the resident will be based out of the System-wide Drug Information Services Department of Pharmacy Services. Core areas of focus will include formulary management, medication policy, literature retrieval and evaluation, and medication safety across the continuum of patient care. The resident will also receive training in pharmacy informatics, compliance and regulatory affairs, pharmacy management and managed care. Please see the Rotations page for additional details.

During the second year, the resident will also:

  • Staff a clinical area throughout the month (every third Saturday and on-call approximately every 6 to 8 weeks)
  • Conduct multiple medication-use projects (eg, medication-use evaluation, formulary class review)
  • Conduct an independent research project
  • Precept first-year residents on a drug information rotation 
  • Lead a subcommittee of the System-wide Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Deliver an ACPE-accredited continuing pharmacy education presentation
  • Present a poster and a platform presentation at a regional or national pharmacy conference
  • Complete other projects and activities, as needed / assigned

Start Date and Duration

The PGY1/PGY2 medication-use safety and policy pharmacy residency is a 24-month program that will start on July 1st of the corresponding residency year.

Benefits

Health, dental, life insurance, staff discounts, 15 days vacation/sick leave and 10 paid holidays. Residents are granted professional leave to attend ASHP Midyear and the Mountain States Residency Conference. The estimated stipend is $53,000 for the PGY1 year and $59,000 for the PGY2 year. Please contact the program director if you have additional questions regarding benefits.

Application Process

Please visit the Application Information page for details.