Thank you for expressing an interest in our Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Clinical Pharmacy Residency program offered at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center and The Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at P/SL. As a community-based health delivery network we offer many unique educational and experiential opportunities and advantages for health care professionals including clinical pharmacy residents.

Presbyterian/St. Luke’s is a 680-bed, regional-referral, comprehensive health delivery system located in downtown Denver, Colorado. Our pharmacy department is highly automated and comprised of approximately 70 staff members. We enjoy a strong working relationship with hospital administration as well as with the medical and nursing staffs. Clinical pharmacists currently provide extensive services throughout the hospital. An active clinical research program provides the resident with an opportunity to participate in both ongoing and new protocols.

Our residency program is flexible, allowing the resident to maximally individualize the experience within the framework of ASHP accreditation guidelines. Training plans are developed specific to each resident. Learning activities for each of the rotations will accommodate the resident’s previous experiences and current goals. Residents should be strongly motivated toward pharmacy excellence and optimizing patient outcomes. 

In addition to required and elective rotations, the resident will participate in preceptorship of PharmD students, medication use evaluation, safety process education and implementation, performance improvement activities, P&T Committee functions, presentation of continuing education seminars to staff and the community, development of an original research project for presentation and submission for publication, and involvement with other opportunities and projects as they arise. We have also partnered with the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy to offer a teaching certificate program and Kaiser Permanente to offer a structured research training program.  It is expected that the resident will acquire a well-rounded, diversified, clinical training experience applicable to the various areas of pharmacy practice.

Sarah Breeding, PharmD
Director, PGY1 Residency Program