The PGY2 critical care residency at Intermountain Medical Center provides training in six specialized intensive care units located within a Level 1 trauma, comprehensive stroke, and a major adult referral center for six surrounding states and more than 75 regional healthcare institutions. The focus of our program is to develop residents into highly skilled pharmacists, fully integrated within the interdisciplinary critical care team.  

Our residency facilitates clinical and professional growth and emphasizes evidence-based medicine, efficient communication, and the ability to critically assess and manage complex patients in a variety of fast-paced intensive care settings. Residents will also have numerous opportunities to develop teaching, precepting and presentation styles through Intermountain Healthcare’s affiliation with local pharmacy schools. 

Graduates of this residency program will possess the skills necessary to be highly competitive for career opportunities in any intensive care unit setting.

Residency Qualifications

  • Graduate from an ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy
  • Successful completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency
  • Eligible for Utah pharmacist licensure

Program Requirements and Opportunities

  • Expected to obtain Utah pharmacist licensure within the first 90 days of the residency program
  • Completion of two formal continuing education presentations
  • Completion of a research project
  • Obtain ACLS and PALS certification
  • Precept learners on rotation and teach at local colleges of pharmacy
  • Interact with and teach medical residents
  • Travel to the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Mountain States Residency Conference and Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress

Staffing Requirements

  • Residents staff every other weekend (32 hours per month) in the shock trauma ICU

Application Requirements

  • Application submission through PhORCAS including:
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Letter of intent addressing why you wish to complete a PGY2 critical care pharmacy residency at Intermountain Medical Center
    • Three letters of recommendation
  • All application information must be received prior to 10 pm MST on December 31st