First Year

Rotations during the first year of the PGY1/PGY2 medication-use safety and policy residency follow those of the general PGY1 program, including several required rotations and 4 electives. Most rotations during the first year are 4 weeks in duration with opportunities to complete learning experiences at LDS Hospital and other Intermountain Healthcare facilities. The resident will also complete several longitudinal projects throughout the first year and staff a clinical area.

  • Required Rotations
    • Ambulatory Care
    • Central Operations / Sterile Compounding
    • Critical Care
    • Drug Information
    • Internal Medicine
    • Medication Safety
    • Pharmacy Practice Management
  • Elective Rotations
    • Bone Marrow Transplant (inpatient)
    • Bone Marrow Transplant (outpatient)
    • Emergency Medicine
    • General Surgery
    • Hematologic Malignancy
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Medical- Surgical ICU
    • Psychiatry
    • Additional electives available at other Intermountain Healthcare facilities (Full list here)

Second Year

Rotations during the second year of the PGY1/PGY2 medication-use safety and policy residency are based out of the System-wide Drug Information Services Department. Rotations are typically 4 weeks (unless longitudinal or otherwise noted below). Rotation length may vary slightly based on preceptor availability, number of objectives to be addressed, resident interest, and scheduling nuances. Introductory experiences in core competency areas must be completed prior to advanced experiences; additionally, the first 2 rotations for each resident are in core competency areas as noted below. 

  • Required Rotations
    • Core Competency Areas
      • Drug Information and Formulary Management (introductory and advanced [6 weeks]) 
      • Medication Safety I and Medication Safety II 
    • Orientation 
    • Clinical Pharmacy Informatics (6-week block) 
    • Health Plans Management 
    • Leadership and Medication Policy (6-week block) 
    • Teaching and Scholarship (4-week block + 6 months of longitudinal activities; refer to syllabus for details) 
    • ACPE-Accredited Presentation (longitudinal; 4 months) 
    • Compliance and Regulatory Requirements (longitudinal; 5 months) 
    • Committee Management (longitudinal; 11 months) 
    • Collaborative Medication-Use Project (longitudinal; 11 months) 
    • Research/Quality Improvement (QI) Project (longitudinal; 11 months) 
    • Staffing (longitudinal; 11 months) 
  • Elective Rotations
    • System Antimicrobial Stewardship 
    • System Oncology Stewardship 
    • Others may be available upon request