Internal Medicine PGY2 Pulmonary Residency Program
Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2)
The purpose of the University of Utah PGY2 internal medicine residency program 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.
The University of Utah’s PGY2 residency program in internal medicine is an organized, directed, postgraduate training program in internal medicine pharmacy practice and education. One PGY2 resident position 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. Eight months of the year will be spent rounding with the Internal Medicine team staffed by pulmonologists. One month of the year will be spent rounding with another one of the Internal Medicine teams staffed by hospitalists. One month of the year will be spent in an elective experience of the resident’s choice and may include but is not limited to the following: medical intensive care, cardiology, neurology, infectious disease, emergency medicine, solid organ transplant, and oncology. Residents will also participate in a longitudinal ambulatory care experience by providing ambulatory care services one-half day per week in an internal medicine clinic. The program will be in pre-candidate status through ASHP during the 2012-2013 residency year.
Highlights of Experience
The PGY2 resident 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.
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:
- Completed PhORCAS registration
- Curriculum vitae
- Letter of intent
- College of pharmacy transcripts
- Three letters of recommendation
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.
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 afforded travel benefits to attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting each December and the Western States Residents or equivalent Conference held in the spring.
For more information contact
David Young, PharmD
Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Associate Professor (Clinical) & Vice Chair
Department of Pharmacotherapy
University of Utah Health Care