Purpose

To build upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community‐based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certifications.

 

Residency Qualifications

Applicants should graduate from an ACPE-accredited pharmacy program with a doctor of pharmacy degree while maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, be eligible to obtain Utah pharmacist licensure within the first 60 days of program and be willing to complete a virtual interview.

 

What to Expect

  • Residents will have a blend of required rotations and several elective experiences to meet their professional goals.

  • Rotation opportunities include:

  • Ambulatory care
  • Clinical service development
  • Drug information
  • Managed care
  • Medication therapy management
  • Pharmacy practice management
  • Supply chain management
  • Transitions of care
  • Residents will become confident practitioners of direct patient care with the ability to identify and resolve patient specific, drug-related issues and be accountable for achieving optimal drug therapy outcomes.
  • Residents will complete rotations in a variety of settings throughout the Intermountain Healthcare enterprise including:
  • Intermountain Community Pharmacies:
    • Diabetes education
    • Medication therapy management
    • Pediatrics
    • Pharmacy practice management
  • Intermountain Medical Center:
    • Anticoagulation clinic
    • Internal medicine
  • Intermountain Medical Group:
    • Ambulatory care
    • Geriatrics
    • Internal medicine
    • Pain management
    • Transitions of care
  • Supply Chain Center and other facilities:
    • Home delivery / central fill
    • Internal process control
    • Mail order pharmacy
    • Specialty pharmacy

     

Our program offers required and elective rotations in diverse practice environments with coursework that includes longitudinal experiences designed to reinforce and apply skills learned throughout residency. The program director and preceptors assist residents in selecting rotations to meet professional goals, the ASHP pharmacy residency standards and the ASHP residency learning objectives.

Intermountain Healthcare's community-based pharmacy residency program offers a teaching certification which prepares residents to become skilled educators for healthcare professionals, students, patients and the community.