Purpose and Program Requirements

The Utah-based PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy residency program builds upon the Doctor of Pharmacy 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 PGY2 residencies and professional certifications. 



Click here for more information about rotation offerings within the PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy residency program. 


Provide staffing support 32 hours/month (typically 8 hours, every-other-weekend) at Primary Children's Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy.



Complete one longitudinal research project suitable for publication during the residency year. Successful completion incorporates the following elements:

  • Identify research topic
  • Formulate study design and data collection form
  • Submit project for IRB approval
  • Complete data collection and analysis
  • Write manuscript
  • Poster presentation (typically at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting)
  • Podium presentation (typically at the regional Mountain States Residency Conference or APhA Annual Meeting)


Teaching Opportunities (Teaching Certificate Offered)

  • 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
  • Optional academic teaching certificate requirements:
    • 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 inservice 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


Longitudinal Didactic Education (Core Curriculum)

Residents attend regular education sessions to support their growth as a pharmacy practitioner, develop "soft skills," promote resident collaboration, and enhance overall wellness. Example training domains include the following:

  • Clinical skills and pearls
  • Leadership skills
  • Professional skills
  • Research skills
  • Teaching skills
  • Wellness skills



  • Estimated stipend: $62,000 / year
  • Accrual of paid time off: 15 days / year
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Health, dental and vision insurance offered
  • Opportunity to obtain live CE credit throughout the year