Our PGY1 pharmacy residency program builds on doctor of pharmacy education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, becoming eligible for board certification and for PGY2 pharmacy residency training. Residents in the Intermountain pharmacy residency program are provided the opportunity to accelerate their growth beyond entry-level professional competence in patient-centered care and in pharmacy operational services and to further the development of leadership skills that can be applied in any position and in any practice setting.

Rotations (Ten 3 - 4 Week Rotations)

Core rotations (completed at home facility)

  • Ambulatory care
  • Critical care / emergency medicine
  • Drug information
  • Internal medicine
  • Pharmacy practice management


  • > 85 rotations across the 5 hospital sites
  • Opportunities to complete up to 3 rotations outside of home facility
  • Full list here

Teaching Opportunities (Teaching Certificate Offered)

  • Present 2 major seminars (1 ACPE-accredited CE seminar)
  • Deliver a lecture at a local college of pharmacy
  • Participate in active learning sessions with students
  • Precept pharmacy learners
  • Facilitate student topic discussions, patient cases and journal clubs
  • Develop a personal teaching philosophy

Longitudinal Opportunities

  • Bi-weekly residency conference with an emphasis on professional skills development

Pharmacy Operations / Staffing Opportunities

  • 32 hours / month
  • Typically every other weekend in a dispensing and / or decentralized role (varies by program)
  • Holiday assignment
    • 1 major holiday paid at full pharmacist salary
      • Thanksgiving, Christmas eve, Christmas day or New Year's Day


  • Estimated stipend: $54,000 / year
  • Accrual of paid time off: 15 days / year
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Health, dental and vision insurance offered
  • Travel and registration costs covered for ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Mountain States Residency Conference
  • Opportunity to obtain live CE credit throughout the year


Residencies and Site Locations

The residency program director, site coordinators and preceptors work to assist residents in selecting rotations to meet each individual's professional goals, ASHP pharmacy residency standards and learning objectives.


Intermountain Medical Center

Intermountain Medical Center is one of the largest hospitals in the Intermountain West. The medical campus is a Level I trauma center and provides training throughout five specialty centers.


LDS Hospital

The PGY1 pharmacy residency program at LDS Hospital is an ASHP-accredited program designed to meet the interests of their residents with a focus on training them to become highly competent and confident clinical pharmacists.


McKay-Dee Hospital

McKay-Dee Hospital is a 312-bed hospital that acts as a full-service, tertiary and acute care referral center offering nationally-ranked health programs, which provide comprehensive training for their residents.


Primary Children's Hospital

Primary Children's Hospital is a Level 1 trauma center and pediatric referral center that covers the largest geographical service area of any children’s hospital in nation and offers unique training opportunities for residents.

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Utah Valley Hospital, Primary Children's Network

As a Level II trauma center and a Level III NICU, Utah Valley Hospital serves as a referral center for patients from multiple states, offering unique learning opportunities for residents.

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Community Pharmacy Residency

Residents receive training in community-based care settings to conduct a successful patient-centered pharmacy practice in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary healthcare team.


SelectHealth Residency

Managed care residency provides opportunity to exercise leadership and practice management skills in decision processes and pharmacy formulary.