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PGY1 Pharmacy Boise and Meridian

Post Graduate Year One (PGY1) - Pharmacy Residency Program

The ASHP Accredited PGY1 Program at St. Luke's Boise and Meridian is a 12-month program that develops expertise and competency in providing clinical pharmaceutical care to a variety of different patient types. Residents train under the guidance of skilled preceptors in various specialties to grow significantly in their clinical skills and in the areas of pharmacy operations, teaching, medication use policy and evaluation.

The residency experience encompasses core area practice, elective experiences and longitudinal participation in administration, operational staffing, and teaching. Flexibility built into our program allows each resident to tailor a program to fit their individual needs.

Clinical rotations are primarily based out of our inpatient facilities located in Boise and Meridian. Rotations are typically 4-to-6 weeks in length.

Core Rotation Experiences 

  • General medicine
  • Critical care
  • Pediatrics
  • Cardiology
  • Infectious disease

Elective Rotation Experiences 

  • Emergency medicine
  • Oncology
  • Advanced critical care
  • Advanced emergency medicine
  • Ambulatory care
  • Rural medicine
  • Population health
  • Hospice
  • Other electives available upon request

Longitudinal Rotation Experiences 

  • Medication safety
  • Thrombology
  • Teaching certificate
  • Central and decentralized pharmacy staffing


  • 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

Boise residents will staff one weekend every three weeks and Meridian residents will staff every other Friday.

Projects & Research

Each resident is expected to complete at least an MUE and major project during their PGY1 year. The MUE is presented within St. Luke's Health System. The major project is presented at ASHP Midyear and a regional spring conference, unless otherwise discussed with the residency program director for an equivalent. In addition, the residents present a CE at the Idaho Society of Health System Pharmacists Fall Conference.

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 College of Pharmacy. 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, lead case review classes at ISU during the year, and precept a student.

Post-Residency Directions

Typically about half of our PGY1 residents accept a full-time clinical pharmacist position with either St. Luke's or another facility at the completion of their PGY1 program year. The other 50% of residents have gone onto a PGY2 program, typically our PGY2 Oncology Specialty Residency at St. Luke's Cancer Institute. St. Luke's strives to keep each of our PGY1 residents as permanent clinical staff pharmacists at the completion of their PGY1 year, however, this is always dependent on the availability of open positions.

Application Instructions and Process

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

Contact Information

Kathy Glem, PharmD, BCCCP
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director, Boise and Meridian
Director of Clinical Pharmacy, Treasure Valley
Phone: 208-381-4793
Email: [email protected] 

Aimee Mishler, PharmD, BCPS
PGY1 Pharmacy – Boise Residency Site Coordinator
Email: [email protected]

RT Whiteman, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
PGY1 Pharmacy – Meridian Residency Site Coordinator
Email: [email protected]

Andrew Baker, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident (Boise)
Email: [email protected]

Clara Davis, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident (Boise)
Email: [email protected]

Jeremy Boyle, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident (Meridian)
Email: [email protected]

Terri Pham, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident (Meridian)
Email: [email protected]

ASHP Accredited


The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency conducted by St. Luke's Health System, Boise, ID is accredited by ASHP.

ASHP Code: 83103
NMS Code for Boise: 148013
NMS Code for Meridian: 148021

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