Internal Medicine

Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2)

 
Purpose statement

The purpose of the University of Utah Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Pharmacy Residency in Internal Medicine is to prepare clinical pharmacy specialists with the qualifications needed for an adult internal medicine position within an academic medical center and non-tenure track faculty appointment.

Program Description

The University of Utah’s Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Pharmacy Residency in Internal Medicine is an organized, directed, postgraduate training program in internal medicine pharmacy practice and education. Two PGY2 resident positions will be available each year. Required experiences will consist of rounding and providing clinical pharmacy services for one of the Internal Medicine teams at the University of Utah Health Care. The resident will provide clinical pharmacy services for the Internal Medicine teams at the University of Utah Hospital.  Four months of the year will be spent providing clinical pharmacy services with the Internal medicine teams staffed by internists and three months of the year will be spent providing clinical pharmacy services with the Internal medicine teams staffed by pulmonologists. Four months of the year will be spent in elective acute care experiences of the resident’s choice that may include but are not limited to: cardiology, neurology, infectious disease, emergency medicine, medical intensive care, psychiatric medicine, solid organ transplant, and oncology.

Highlights of Experience

The Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Pharmacy Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Utah Health Care will provide a diverse experience balancing clinical, academic and research experiences in an academic medical center. Residents will learn the skills necessary to develop a patient-centered, evidence-based, collaborative practice in order to advance internal medicine pharmacotherapy throughout the state and country. Residents will receive patient care experiences and skills necessary to become proficient and innovative internal medicine pharmacy practitioner and gain experience in providing education to patients, pharmacy students, physician assistant students, and other health care professionals. Residents will become integral members of an interdisciplinary internal medicine team that includes physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, dietary specialists, and social workers. Residents will develop the skills necessary to become a highly effective clinician, project manager, scholar, and educator.

Qualifications

Candidates must graduate from an ACPE-accredited pharmacy program with a doctor of pharmacy degree (or equivalent combination of education and clinical experience), and complete a PGY1 residency.  Applicants must be eligible for Utah licensure and are expected to obtain licensure as a pharmacist in Utah by September 30th.

Recruitment and Selection

The following information must be submitted via Pharmacy Online Residency Application System (PHORCAS) by the first Thursday in January for the applicant to be considered for an onsite interview:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of intent
  • Completed PHORCAS application
  • College of pharmacy transcripts
  • Three recommendations using the PhORCAS standard form

Completed applications are reviewed, and competitive applicants are invited to attend an on-site, full-day interview in January or February. The program participates in the Resident Matching Program of ASHP.