Drug Information Residency Program
Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2)
The drug information residency program is a dynamic program with the flexibility to select activities that will complement the resident's background and career goals. Residents will be involved in all aspects of the Drug Information Service activities. During the one-year program, residents have the opportunity to: respond to drug information requests, prepare drug monographs for the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, develop drug policy, coordinate the Drug Information Service operations, precept residents and pharmacy students on drug information rotations, manage national drug shortages, and conduct monograph projects for contract clients. A wide variety of elective rotations are available including Utah Poison Control Center, pharmacy administration, clinical pharmacy practice, institutional group purchasing, Investigational Drug Studies Program, or other rotations that fit in the resident's career path. Longitudinal opportunities are available to practice in clinical areas such as an ambulatory care one half day per week.
The goal of this program is to train sophisticated drug information practitioners that are leaders in the specialty and the profession.
Highlights of Experience
- Experienced drug information practitioners
- Flexible program, rotations and experiences to meet the residents needs and interests
- Experience meeting the drug policy needs of our organization as well as national clients
- Outstanding facilities for the Drug Information Service
Candidates must graduate from an ACPE-accredited pharmacy program with a doctor of pharmacy degree (or equivalent combination of education and clinical experience) with a minimum GPA of 3.1 on a 4.0 scale. Residents must have completed an accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program. Applicants must be eligible for Utah licensure and are expected to obtain licensure as a pharmacist in Utah within the first 60 days of the start of the program year.
Recruitment and Selection
The following information must be submitted by the date specified on the residency application for the applicant to be considered for an onsite interview:
- Completed PhORCAS registration
- Curriculum vitae
- Letter of intent
- College of pharmacy transcripts
- Three letters of recommendation
All residency programs at University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics use the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). No paper applications will be accepted. Completed applications in PhORCAS 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.
Program Details and Rotation Description
Please take a look at the following for more information:
- Program Description
- Orientation to University Hospital
- Drug Information Practice I
- Drug Information Practice II
- Drug Information Administration
- Medication Use Policy
- Medication Safety
- Longitudinal Rotations
- Elective Rotations
Salary and Benefits
Pharmacy residents are classified as full-time, benefited employees of the University of Utah. They are paid a competitive salary and also receive a benefits package that includes health, dental and life insurance, and various staff discounts. Residents are allowed 10 days of vacation leave, 2 personal preference days, and 10 holidays. Residents are afforded travel benefits to attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting each December and the Western States Residents Conference held each spring.
For more information contact:
Erin Fox, PharmD, FASHP
Director, Drug Information Service