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PGY1 - Boise, Meridian and Nampa Outpatient Pharmacies

Post Graduate Year One (PGY1) - Boise, Meridian and Nampa Outpatient Pharmacies

This 12-month program is designed to help the resident develop expertise and competency in providing pharmaceutical care to a variety of patients in the outpatient setting. Because St. Luke's is a complex health system, this experience offers exposure to a variety of rotations, such as transitions of care, ambulatory care and hospice. 

Residents train under the guidance of skilled preceptors in various specialties to develop sound clinical and leadership skills. Our goal is to produce innovative pharmacy practice leaders who are prepared to tackle the challenges of a rapidly evolving health care system. 

The residency experience encompasses required (foundational) and elective longitudinal rotation experiences. Flexibility is built into our program, which allows each resident to tailor a program to fit their individual needs. 

Required Longitudinal Rotation Experiences

  • Community pharmacy practice
  • Discharge medication management/Transitions of care
  • Ambulatory care
  • Medication safety
  • Pharmacy administration and leadership
  • Precepting
  • Boise learning and teaching curriculum program

Elective Longitudinal Block Experiences

  • Hospice
  • Infectious disease
  • Outpatient infusion therapy
  • Pediatrics
  • Specialty pharmacy
  • Pharmacy benefits management
  • Population health


  • ISHP Fall Meeting

  • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting

  • Mountain States Conference

Program Details

  • Start date: late June or early July
  • Estimated stipend: $56,000

Staffing Requirements

Staffing requirements vary based on home site, staffing needs, and residency year progression. Residents will staff once weekly, alternating weekdays and weekend shifts as part of the longitudinal staffing rotation. Residents may volunteer to pick up extra shifts at pharmacist wages on weekends and holidays but this is contingent on RPD approval.

Projects & Research

Each resident is expected to complete at least two large projects during their PGY1 year. The first is a quality-improvement project that will be presented as a poster at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. The second is the major project, which will be presented at the Mountain States Pharmacy Conference in Utah.

Teaching Certificate & Residency Forum

St. Luke's has partnered with the other pharmacy residency programs across the region to bring residents together to collaborate as they work to complete the requirements to obtain a teaching certificate from Idaho State University (ISU) College of Pharmacy (COP). In completing these requirements, St. Luke's residents will give a clinical lecture to the pharmacy students at ISU, be featured presenters at the ISHP conferences and precept an APPE.

Application Instructions and Process

  1. Submit an application via PhORCAS by January 2, application to include:
    • Letter of intent
    • Three letters of reference
    • Current CV
    • Pharmacy transcripts
  2. Applicants must also complete a St. Luke's online application by January 2 - search for Pharmacy Resident (PGY1) - Boise
  3. On-site interview in February

Contact Information

Darcy Aslett, Pharm.D. 
Residency Program Director
Phone: (208) 381-7561
Email[email protected]

Allie Schultz, Pharm.D. 
Nampa Site Coordinator
Phone: (208) 205-7637
Email: [email protected]

Shannon O'Rourke, Pharm.D. 
Boise Site Coordinator
Phone: (208) 381-7651
Email: [email protected]

ASHP Accredited


The PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency conducted by St. Luke's Health System, Boise, ID is accredited by ASHP, in partnership with APhA.

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