Utah Valley Hospital is a 400-bed referral hospital located in Provo, Utah. The facility is a Level II trauma center, a certified stroke center, and has a Level III NICU which serves Utah County, central Utah and southern Utah.

Utah Valley Hospital was recently made part of the Primary Children's Hospital network for our expanding pediatric services. Comprehensive pharmacy services are offered  throughout the hospital and in affiliated ambulatory care clinics. In addition to nursing students, medical students and medical residents, pharmacy students from several colleges of pharmacy participate in rotations throughout the hospital.

Residency Program

Utah Valley Hospital's PGY1 pharmacy residency is a 12-month ASHP-accredited program focused on training residents to become competent, confident practitioners of direct patient care. The program also helps to prepare residents for a PGY2 specialty practice residency, an adjunctive pharmacy faculty position and/or employment as a clinical pharmacist within a health system.

Unique learning opportunities for residents include rotations in our large NICU and expanding pediatrics department, multiple critical care units, behavioral medicine and outpatient IV therapy clinics.

Residency Requirements

  • Complete five core and five elective rotations
  • Two 8-hour staffing shifts every other weekend
  • Present to the system-wide P&T Committee    
  • Present two seminars to pharmacy staff
  • Participate in twice-monthly resident conference with other Intermountain co-residents
  • Complete a year-long residency project:
    • Poster presentation at ASHP’s Midyear Clinical Meeting
    • Podium presentation at the regional Mountain States Residency Conference   

After Completing This Program

Pharmacists completing this residency program will be competent and confident practitioners of direct patient care in multiple practice and patient care environments. They will be able to identify and resolve patient-specific, drug-related problems and will be accountable for achieving optimal drug therapy outcomes as members of a healthcare team.

These pharmacists will become skilled educators, both verbally and in writing, of health care professionals, students, patients and the community. They will demonstrate professional maturity by independently following a personal philosophy of practice, monitoring their own performance, exhibiting commitment to the profession and exercising leadership in improving the safety of the medication-use system.

As highly trained professionals, these pharmacists will be well prepared to compete in today's job market.