Intermountain healthcare pharmacy residency
Introducing the Intermountain Healthcare Pharmacy Residency program, designed to help pharmacists excel in their practice and become leaders in the field. Our comprehensive residency program offers a unique opportunity to gain a deep understanding of pharmaceutical care within the Intermountain Healthcare system.
At Intermountain Healthcare, we believe in providing our patients with the highest level of pharmaceutical care. As a resident in our program, you will have the chance to work alongside experienced pharmacists and healthcare professionals, collaborating on innovative approaches to patient care.
Our residency program is structured to provide a well-rounded experience that includes rotations in various clinical areas, including critical care, ambulatory care, and medication management. You will have the opportunity to work with diverse patient populations and engage in interdisciplinary teams to develop comprehensive treatment plans.
Throughout the residency, you will also participate in research projects, presenting your findings at local and national conferences. This emphasis on research will allow you to contribute to the advancement of pharmaceutical practice and gain valuable experience in evidence-based medicine.
With a focus on professional development, our program includes mentorship and leadership training. You will have the opportunity to work with experienced preceptors who will guide you in developing advanced clinical skills and leadership abilities.
Join our Pharmacy Residency program and take your pharmacy practice to the next level. Develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence to excel in your career and make a meaningful impact in the lives of your patients. Apply now to become a part of the Intermountain Healthcare team and drive excellence in pharmacy practice.
Pharmacy Residency Overview
What is a Pharmacy Residency?
A pharmacy residency is an advanced training program for pharmacists that provides them with additional knowledge and skills beyond what is learned in pharmacy school. It is designed to prepare pharmacists for clinical practice in a specialized area.
Benefits of a Pharmacy Residency
Pharmacy residencies offer numerous benefits to participants. They provide the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a variety of pharmacy settings, such as hospital or community pharmacies. Residents also have the chance to work alongside experienced pharmacists and learn from their expertise.
A pharmacy residency helps pharmacists develop advanced clinical skills, such as patient care, medication therapy management, and drug information. Residents also gain experience in research and teaching, which can enhance their career opportunities.
Why Choose Intermountain Healthcare Pharmacy Residency?
Intermountain Healthcare offers a comprehensive and highly-regarded pharmacy residency program. Our program is known for its commitment to developing excellence in pharmacy practice. Residents have the opportunity to work in an integrated healthcare system, where they can provide patient-centered care and collaborate with other healthcare professionals.
At Intermountain Healthcare, residents have access to state-of-the-art facilities and technology. They are mentored by experienced pharmacists who are leaders in their field. Our program also offers a wide range of rotations and electives, allowing residents to tailor their experience to their specific interests and career goals.
Join our pharmacy residency program at Intermountain Healthcare and take your pharmacy practice to the next level. Develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to excel in your career as a clinical pharmacist.
Mission and Goals
Our mission at Intermountain Healthcare Pharmacy Residency is to develop and train excellent pharmacy practitioners who provide high-quality patient care and demonstrate leadership in the field of pharmacy practice.
- To provide comprehensive and advanced pharmacy training to our residents, enabling them to become proficient in various aspects of pharmacy practice.
- To foster a culture of continuous learning and professional development, ensuring that our residents stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in pharmacy practice.
- To support the development of leadership skills in our residents, empowering them to become future leaders in the pharmacy profession.
- To offer opportunities for research and scholarly activities, encouraging our residents to contribute to the advancement of pharmacy practice through evidence-based medicine.
- To collaborate with other healthcare professionals and organizations, promoting interprofessional teamwork and enhancing patient care outcomes.
Why Choose Intermountain Healthcare Pharmacy Residency?
By choosing Intermountain Healthcare Pharmacy Residency, you are choosing a program that prioritizes excellence in pharmacy practice. Our dedicated team of preceptors and mentors will guide, support, and challenge you to become the best pharmacy practitioner you can be. Through our comprehensive training program, you will gain the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to excel in various pharmacy practice settings. Join us in advancing the field of pharmacy practice and making a positive impact on patient care.
Education and Training
To be eligible for the Intermountain Healthcare Pharmacy Residency program, applicants must have a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from an accredited school of pharmacy. Additionally, candidates must be licensed or be eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the state where the residency program is located.
Pharmacy Practice Experience
Applicants should have a strong foundation in pharmacy practice, with a minimum of 1-2 years of clinical experience preferred. This experience should include direct patient care responsibilities and exposure to various pharmacy settings, such as acute care, ambulatory care, and community pharmacy.
Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation are required for each applicant. These letters should come from healthcare professionals who can attest to the applicant's clinical skills, work ethic, and ability to collaborate in a team environment. Letters from pharmacy preceptors or current/past supervisors are highly recommended.
Applicants must submit a personal statement explaining their interest in the Intermountain Healthcare Pharmacy Residency program and their career goals in pharmacy practice. The statement should highlight the applicant's relevant experiences, skills, and qualities that make them a strong candidate for the program.
After the initial application review, selected candidates will be invited to participate in an interview process. The interview may be conducted in person or via video conference. The purpose of the interview is to assess the candidate's communication skills, critical thinking abilities, and fit with the program's values and mission.
Other requirements may include background checks, drug screenings, and immunization records. The specific requirements will vary depending on the location of the residency program and the policies of Intermountain Healthcare.
Curriculum and Rotation Options
Our comprehensive curriculum offers a wide range of rotation options to enhance your pharmacy practice skills.
- Internal Medicine
- Ambulatory Care
- Infectious Diseases
- Pharmacy Administration
- Oncology Pharmacy
- Pain Management
- Emergency Medicine
Throughout the residency program, you will have the opportunity to engage in longitudinal experiences that span the entire year. These experiences include:
- Medication Safety
- Pharmacy Informatics
- Antimicrobial Stewardship
- Pharmacy Quality Improvement
As part of the residency program, you will have the opportunity to complete a research project in a topic of your interest. Guidance and mentorship will be provided by experienced researchers and faculty members.
Benefits and Opportunities
As a participant in the Intermountain Healthcare Pharmacy Residency program, you will have access to a wide range of benefits and opportunities that will enhance your professional development and career prospects.
1. Learning Opportunities
Through our residency program, you will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced pharmacists and gain hands-on experience in various pharmacy settings. You will have access to a diverse patient population and will be exposed to a wide range of disease states and medication therapies. This will enable you to develop a well-rounded skill set and become a competent and confident pharmacist.
2. Mentorship and Guidance
During your residency, you will be assigned a dedicated preceptor who will provide guidance, support, and mentorship throughout the program. Your preceptor will help you set and achieve your professional goals, offer constructive feedback, and provide valuable insights into the field of pharmacy. This mentorship will not only help you grow as a pharmacist but also build lasting professional relationships.
3. Research Opportunities
As part of the residency program, you will have the opportunity to engage in research projects and contribute to the advancement of pharmaceutical knowledge. You will work with a team of researchers and have access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources. This will enable you to develop critical thinking and research skills, as well as enhance your understanding of evidence-based practice.
Our residency program provides ample opportunities for networking and professional connections. You will have the chance to interact with pharmacy professionals from across the healthcare system, participate in pharmacy conferences and seminars, and connect with leaders in the field. These networking opportunities will not only expand your professional network but also open doors to future career opportunities.
5. Competitive Compensation and Benefits
As a resident, you will receive a competitive salary and benefits package, including health insurance, retirement options, and paid time off. This will ensure that you can focus on your professional development without financial burden.
6. Post-Residency Opportunities
Upon completion of the residency program, you will be well-prepared to pursue various career paths in pharmacy practice. The program will equip you with the skills, knowledge, and experiences necessary to excel in diverse healthcare settings, such as hospitals, community pharmacies, and ambulatory care clinics. You will also have the opportunity to explore leadership and management roles within the pharmacy profession.
Join the Intermountain Healthcare Pharmacy Residency program and take advantage of these benefits and opportunities to transform your career and make a positive impact on patient care.
Training and Development
Continuous Learning Opportunities
At Intermountain Healthcare, we believe in the importance of continuous learning and professional development. As part of our commitment to excellence in pharmacy practice, we offer a comprehensive training program for our pharmacy residents. This program is designed to provide residents with the knowledge and skills needed to deliver high-quality patient care.
Our pharmacy residency program provides residents with a unique opportunity to collaborate with a team of experienced pharmacy professionals. Residents will work closely with preceptors and mentors who are dedicated to guiding their professional growth and development. Through regular feedback and ongoing support, residents will gain the confidence and expertise needed to excel in their pharmacy practice.
Exposure to Diverse Practice Settings
During the residency program, residents will have the chance to work in a variety of practice settings. This includes both acute care and ambulatory care settings, as well as specialty areas such as critical care and oncology. This exposure to diverse practice settings will allow residents to develop a well-rounded skillset and gain valuable experience in different areas of pharmacy practice.
Research and Scholarship Opportunities
As part of the residency program, residents will have the opportunity to engage in research and scholarly activities. They will work collaboratively with faculty members to conduct research projects and present their findings at local and national conferences. This will not only enhance their knowledge and skills but also contribute to the advancement of pharmacy practice.
We are committed to fostering the development of future pharmacy leaders. Through our residency program, residents will have the chance to participate in leadership training and development activities. They will learn about the intricacies of pharmacy management, effective communication, and strategic planning. This will equip them with the skills needed to take on leadership roles in their future careers.
As a resident at Intermountain Healthcare, you will have the opportunity to network with pharmacy professionals from across the country. Our program offers various networking events and conferences where residents can connect with other pharmacy residents, preceptors, and industry leaders. This networking will not only expand your professional network but also expose you to new ideas and perspectives in pharmacy practice.
Commitment to Your Success
At Intermountain Healthcare, we are dedicated to helping our pharmacy residents succeed. We believe that by providing a supportive and challenging learning environment, residents will be able to reach their full potential. Our program offers comprehensive support services, including mentorship, career counseling, and educational resources, to ensure that residents have the tools they need for success.
Join Our Residency Program
If you are a highly motivated and passionate individual seeking to develop excellence in pharmacy practice, we invite you to join our residency program at Intermountain Healthcare. Through our comprehensive training and development opportunities, you will have the chance to grow both personally and professionally, and make a meaningful impact on patient care.
Applying for the Intermountain Healthcare Pharmacy Residency program is a straightforward process that requires attention to detail and careful preparation.
Eligible candidates must have a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from an accredited pharmacy school and be licensed or eligible for licensure in the state of Utah.
To apply, candidates must submit a completed application form, curriculum vitae, letter of intent, and three letters of recommendation.
The letter of intent should highlight the candidate's interest in the program, their career goals, and why they believe they are a good fit for the residency.
The application period opens on January 1st each year and closes on February 1st. After the application deadline, selected candidates will be invited for an interview.
The interview process consists of a panel interview with pharmacy preceptors and other healthcare professionals.
During the interview, candidates will have the opportunity to showcase their skills, knowledge, and experiences that make them a strong candidate for the residency program.
After the interview process is complete, successful candidates will be notified of their acceptance into the program.
Once accepted, residents will begin their residency on July 1st of the following year.
How to Apply
Step 1: Review Program Requirements
Before applying, it is important to review the program requirements to ensure that you meet all the necessary qualifications. These requirements may include a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, eligibility for state licensure, and completion of specific coursework or training.
Step 2: Prepare Application Materials
Once you have confirmed that you meet the program requirements, you can begin preparing your application materials. This may include a resume, a statement of intent, letters of recommendation, and a copy of your pharmacy license, among other documents.
Step 3: Submit Online Application
After you have gathered all the required application materials, you can proceed to submit your application online. Be sure to fill out all the necessary fields accurately and attach the required documents according to the instructions provided on the application portal.
Step 4: Complete Interviews
If your application is selected, you will be invited for an interview. The interview process may include multiple rounds, such as a phone interview, an in-person interview, and/or a panel interview. It is important to prepare for these interviews by researching and practicing common interview questions.
Step 5: Await Notification
After completing the interview process, the selection committee will review all the applicants and make their final decision. You will be notified of the result of your application via email or phone. If you are selected for the residency program, you will receive further instructions regarding the next steps.
Step 6: Accept or Decline Offer
If you receive an offer for the residency program, you will have the option to accept or decline the offer. Carefully consider the terms and conditions of the offer, such as the duration of the program, salary or stipend, and the location, before making your decision. Once you have made your decision, communicate your acceptance or declination to the program coordinator.
Step 7: Begin Residency Program
Once you have accepted the offer, you will be provided with a start date for the residency program. Make sure to complete any necessary paperwork or onboarding requirements before your start date. Keep in mind that the residency program may include rotations in different pharmacy practice areas, research projects, and various learning activities to enhance your skills and knowledge in pharmacy practice.