Our infectious diseases (ID) PGY2 residency program at Intermountain Healthcare will provide a rigorous foundation to ensure proficiency in ID pharmacotherapy and antimicrobial stewardship, including unique experiences in pediatrics, home health and telehealth ID. Graduates of the program will leave competent to establish a variety of infectious diseases services in any health-system, educate students, patients, and healthcare professionals, and position themselves to be successful in attainment of board certification in infectious diseases.

Intermountain Healthcare serves the health care needs of patients across the Intermountain West, primarily in Utah, Idaho and Nevada, and is composed of 24 hospitals, over 185 outpatient clinics, a supply chain center, a homecare program, and integrated medical care under the insurance brand SelectHealth. The System Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist Manager and the Antimicrobial Stewardship Medical Director co-lead antimicrobial stewardship for the entire health system and guide ten ID and antimicrobial stewardship pharmacists throughout the enterprise. These pharmacists work collaboratively to coordinate system-wide antimicrobial stewardship initiatives and serve on the Intermountain Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee that reports through the System Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.

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
  • Application submission through PHORCAS including:
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Letter of intent addressing why you wish to complete a PGY2 infectious diseases residency at Intermountain Healthcare
    • Three letters of recommendation

All application materials must be received prior to 10 pm MST on December 31st.

Program Requirements and Opportunities 

  • Pass all collaborative practice agreement competencies
  • Attainment of “achieved” on at least 75% of all objectives within each of the listed goals with "satisfactory progress" on all other objectives not documented as "achieved"  
  • Successfully complete all required rotations with preceptor engagement for at least 70% of the rotation time
  • Complete a research project with the following deliverables:  
    • Deliver a presentation at a residency conference during the residency year
    • Complete and submit a project manuscript to the residency program director prior to completion of the residency
  • Complete a treatment guideline or protocol 
  • Prepare and present a system-level continuing education presentation
  • Complete all PharmAcademic evaluations and requirements
  • Complete and track all ID appendix topic discussions 
  • Staff at least 28 weekend shifts
  • Precept learners on rotation and teach at colleges of pharmacy 

Staffing Requirements 

Residents staff every 3rd weekend in the Respiratory and Neuroscience ICUs at Intermountain Medical Center