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Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency

Residency Director's Welcome


Dear Prospective Resident,

Thank you for expressing interest in our postgraduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy residency program. The Department of Pharmacy Services at the University of Colorado Hospital and the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences are pleased to sponsor four ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency positions. The purpose of the residency is to prepare the Pharm.D. graduate to provide pharmaceutical care to a diverse patient population; to communicate effectively with patients and healthcare providers; to perform ongoing self assessment and development; and to develop management and leadership skills to function effectively. The residency training meets the standards established by ASHP and provides a broad scope of in-depth experiences leading to an advanced level of knowledge.

The 12-month residency program offers an excellent opportunity for the PharmD graduate to explore many areas of interest in a dynamic organization that strives to achieve clinical and practice management excellence. The residency is an individualized program based on mutually agreed upon goals. It offers required monthly rotations in critical care, internal medicine (2 months), medication safety, administration, and ambulatory care. There is one required selective rotation (1 month) of the residents’ choice in infectious disease, oncology, or cardiology. Numerous electives are also available in areas such as neonatal intensive care, transplant, emergency medicine, and many more. Fringe benefits include health / dental / life / liability insurance, 23 days of time off, and a travel allowance for required meetings and conferences.

The University of Colorado Hospital is currently a 550 bed (700+ bed anticipated with the completion of the expansion project) tertiary care center and serves as the principal teaching facility for the Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing, and Dentistry at the University of Colorado. The Inpatient Department of Pharmacy Services has approximately 70 full-time professional staff and 50 full-time support staff. Faculty members from the School of Pharmacy have active practice sites at University of Colorado Hospital. The pharmacy staff members and the faculty work collaboratively to provide high quality service in all areas. 

Applicants must be a PharmD graduate of an accredited college of pharmacy in the United States and must be eligible for and obtain licensure in Colorado. A curriculum vitae, an official college of pharmacy transcript, and three letters of reference must be submitted. Additionally, a letter of intent, not to exceed two pages, must be submitted. An on-site interview is required. 

Applications are due on January 5th, 2015.

We have confidence that our program can provide you with the challenges and opportunities needed to achieve your career goals.  Please do not hesitate to contact us at (720) 848-6974 for additional information.

Sincerely,

Holly Phillips, PharmD
Pharmacist Manager, Acute Care
PGY1 Residency Program Director 

Angie Dangler, PharmD, BCPS
Medications Safety Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
PGY1 Residency Program Coordinator