The purpose of this PGY2 residency is to develop a high-level emergency medicine pharmacist leader with the skills necessary to establish pharmacy services in any health-system emergency department. The graduate of this program will be capable of making medication recommendations in a fast-paced environment, and triaging and treating the most complex patients seen in the emergency department. They will obtain the skills necessary to exercise leadership for emergency medicine pharmacy practice. Graduates will be experienced in teaching health professionals and those training to be health professionals. 

Intermountain Medical Center is a 504-bed tertiary teaching hospital located in the Salt Lake Valley. It has the busiest emergency department in the state with over 89,000 annual visits and a 30% hospital admission rate. It is a Level I trauma center, a comprehensive stroke center, and a major adult referral center for six surrounding states and more than 75 regional healthcare institutions. It is supported by Life Flight, Intermountain Healthcare’s air medical transport and rescue service. Our emergency department contains 72 beds, including four trauma bays, two specially-designed psychiatric rooms, a separate entrance for hazardous material decontamination teams as well as a chemical isolation room for hazmat emergencies. 

Residency Qualifications & Application Requirements

  • Graduate from an ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy
  • Successful completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency or ASHP residency exemption
  • Eligible for Utah pharmacist licensure within the first 90 days of the residency program
  • Willing to complete an on-site interview
  • Application submission through PHORCAS including:

    • Curriculum vitae
    • Letter of intent addressing why you wish to complete a PGY2 emergency medicine residency at Intermountain Medical Center
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • All application materials must be received prior to 10 pm MST on December 30th

Program Requirements and Opportunities

  • Successful completion of all required and elective rotations
  • Completion of two formal continuing education presentations
  • Completion of a research project
  • Certification in ACLS and PALS
  • Precept learners on rotation and teach at local colleges of pharmacy
  • Interact with and teach emergency medicine medical residents
  • Travel to ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Mountain States Residency Conference, and an Emergency Medicine or Critical Care annual meeting

Staffing Requirements

  • Residents staff on an alternating weekend schedule in the emergency department (averaging 32 hours per month)