PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program
The PGY1 pharmacy residency program builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy education
and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists
responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range
of conditions, to prepare them for board certification, and postgraduate
year two pharmacy residency training.
The 12-month accredited ASHP post-graduate program is designed to provide
two residents each year with the knowledge, abilities, experience, attitude,
and critical thinking skills necessary to become leaders in integrated
health-system pharmacy practice. The program is structured to allow the
resident to develop skills in many areas based on ASHP accreditation standards
as well as individual need and preference.
The pharmacy residency provides experience in a variety of settings including,
direct patient care, informatics, medication safety, and practice management
while also allowing flexibility to meet individual preferences. The program
is staffed by highly trained and respected clinical practitioners who
are allotted dedicated time in their area of practice. Upon completion
of the program, the clinical pharmacist will be ready to apply his or
her skills in direct patient care, exhibit excellent decision-making skills,
and provide education and leadership in the care of patient.
About Boulder Community Health
Boulder Community Health is a licensed 178 bed facility offering a comprehensive
range of services for the region. BCH is a level II trauma center, is
nationally certified as a primary stroke center, has a certified joint
replacement program, and has received national recognition for best practices
in patient safety and integrated healthcare.
The Boulder Community Health Pharmacy is a full service inpatient pharmacy
with a staff of 30 pharmacists and 15 technicians. Pharmacy services provided
at BCH include decentralized clinical monitoring and rounding, inpatient
and outpatient medication education, pharmacokinetic dosing service, anticoagulation
therapy management, sterile compounding, outpatient infusion services,
and education to nursing and physician staff. Pharmacists also offer medication
education for BCH’s cardiopulmonary rehabilitation outpatients as
well as other community education.
The Pharmacy Department is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Clinical
pharmacy services are provided 7 days per week. In addition, the BCH pharmacy
manages outlying freestanding ED’s and Urgent Care Clinics. BCH
serves as an advanced practice site for pharmacy students from the University
of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Requirements for acceptance
• PharmD graduate of an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy or one
in the process of pursuing accreditation. BCH does not accept applicants
who have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee certificate
from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.
• Eligibility for licensure in Colorado
• Completed application, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts,
three letters of reference through PHORCAS, letter
of intent and supplemental essay.
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