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Centura Health, in conjunction with St. Anthony Hospital, is pleased to sponsor two PGY1 pharmacy residency positions. The Centura Health PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program provides pharmacists with the tools to pursue specialized PGY2 training, or prepare them for general clinical practice with an emphasis in
acute care. Pharmacists will develop professional responsibility, learn to promote their own professional growth and maturity, and develop leadership and practice skills they can apply to their chosen area of the pharmacy profession. This program will provide experience in
various clinical settings that will lead to an advanced level of knowledge and clinical practice. We have confidence that our program will provide you with many opportunities needed to achieve your career goals in the field of pharmacy practice. Please find residency program details in the boxes below and do not hesitate to contact
us for further information:
Claire Swartwood, PharmD, BCPS
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Phone: 720-321-1175St. Anthony Hospital
11600 West 2nd Place
Lakewood, CO 80228
Purpose StatementPGY1 Program
Purpose: PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)
education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists
responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of
conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate
year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
Health’s St. Anthony Hospital PGY1 Residency will provide pharmacists with the
tools for general clinical practice with an emphasis in acute care. Pharmacists
will develop professional responsibility, be prepared to train and teach future
pharmacy providers, learn to promote their own professional growth and
maturity, and develop leadership practice skills they can apply to their chosen
area of the pharmacy profession.
Program OverviewThis is a 12 month residency whereby residents can individualize the program according to mutually agreed upon goals. It offers required rotations in critical care (various areas), internal medicine, infectious disease, emergency medicine, administration, ambulatory care and pharmacy operations. Numerous electives are also available in areas such as hematology/oncology, anticoagulation, transplant and others. Fringe benefits include health / dental / life / liability insurance, 20 days of time off, and a travel allowance for required
meetings and conferences.
Centura Health is the region’s largest hospital network. The pharmacy residency program is based out
of St. Anthony Hospital,
a tertiary care center and the pharmacy department serves as
a teaching facility for the Regis University School of Pharmacy and the
University of Colorado School of Pharmacy. The residency program is affiliated with Regis
University School of Pharmacy. The
Inpatient Department of Pharmacy Services has approximately 52 professional
staff (30 pharmacists and 22 technicians). Learn more about St. Anthony Hospital.
Application Deadline: First Monday in January, Annually
Start Date: July 1st of the academic yearInterview Required: Yes
Examples of Elective Rotations:
Attendance to and participation in the following
meetings and events:
Participation and completion of a teaching
certificate program through the University of Colorado Skaggs School of
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is optional, but highly encouraged. Find more information about the Colorado
Pharmacy Residency Teaching Certificate (CPRTC) Program.
Each resident must complete a project which meets the ASHP
accreditation criteria. Residents will
be given examples of projects that are available. The residents are encouraged
to choose a topic, which, besides being an area of interest to the residents,
will also contribute to the advancement of pharmacy practice for Centura Health
/ St Anthony Hospital. One or more preceptors will serve as advisors for the
project. All projects will be in compliance with any applicable Centura Health,
IRB, and HIPAA regulations. Residency projects presented at the Regional Residency Research
Conference and are strongly encouraged to be submitted for publication in a
The following is a general timetable for completion of the
August: Project selectionSeptember-October: Literature
review; proposal completion, IRB application submittedNovember - December:
Research and implementationFebruary: Initial resultsMay: Regional Residency
Conference presentationJune: Final project submitted. Publication strongly encouraged.
It is required that the resident become a licensed
pharmacist. Licensure in the State of
Colorado will need to be completed by September of the incoming year. Find information on becoming licensed in Colorado.
Residents are required to work one major holiday (Christmas,
Thanksgiving, New Years) and one minor holiday (i.e. Labor Day, Memorial Day,
Fourth of July)
Benefits listed below will be included:
Applicants must be a PharmD graduate of an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy and must be eligible for and obtain licensure in Colorado. The application deadline is the first Monday in
January, Annually.All materials must be received by that date to ensure your application is considered. Applications should be submitted electronically through ASHP PhORCAS. Necessary application materials include:
An on-site interview is required.
Candidates must pass Centura
Health’s Human Resource Pre-screening employment phone interview prior to being
scheduled for an on-site interview.
Each residency candidate is responsible for properly completing the online application by the deadline (there will be no exceptions), sending fees to PhORCAS on time AND regularly checking the status of your file online by logging onto your PhORCAS web application. The Residency
Advisory Committee reserves the right to review each application on a case-by-case basis.
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