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PGY1 - Community-Based Pharmacy

Post Graduate Year One (PGY1) - Community-Based Pharmacy Residency

This 12-month program is designed to help the resident develop expertise and competency in providing pharmaceutical care to a variety of patient in the outpatient setting. Because we're a complex health system, this experience also offers exposure to transitions of care, ambulatory care, lifestyle medicine 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 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

  • Ambulatory care
  • Discharge medication management/Transitions of care
  • Lifestyle medicine
  • Medication safety
  • Orientation
  • Pharmacy administration and leadership
  • Precepting
  • Outpatient pharmacy staffing
  • Teaching certificate

Elective Longitudinal Rotation Experiences

  • Hospice
  • Infectious disease
  • Outpatient infusion therapy


  • ISHP Fall Meeting

  • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting

  • Mountain States Conference

Program Details

  • Start date: late June or early July
  • Estimated stipend: $51,000

Staffing Requirements

Currently, the resident is required to staff two 8-10 hour shifts each two-week pay period.

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 ISHP Fall Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. The second is the major project, which will be presented at the Mountain States Pharmacy Conference in Utah.

Additional Research Project Opportunities

Residents also have the option of presenting a poster at the ASHP Midyear Meeting held in December or at any number of other conferences that occur during the year (e.g., HOPA, ISHP Spring Conference, etc.). 

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, precept an APPE student and have the option to lead case review classes at ISU during the year.

Application Instructions and Process

  1. Submit an application via PhORCAS by first Friday in January; 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 first Friday in January for Pharmacy Resident (PGY1) - Boise
  3. On-site interview in February

Contact Information

Stephen Nadler, Pharm.D. 
Outpatient Pharmacy Director/Residency Program Director
Phone: (208) 381-4354

Darcy Aslett, Pharm.D. 
Transitions of Care Clinical Pharmacist/Residency Site Coordinator
Phone: (208) 381-4354

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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