The purpose of the St. Luke’s Pharmacy Practice Residency - System Medication Management is to provide a valuable pharmacy experience dedicated to direct patient care learning experiences and focused electives in medication management. Residents will complete value-based medication reviews and pharmacoeconomic analyses. The goal of the program is to prepare the resident for career opportunities in health-system practice, pharmacoeconomics, or pharmacy administration.
Currently PGY1 residents are required to staff one shift each two-week pay period. This shift occurs primarily on Fridays, which allows for a slower pace with the maximum number of staff on hand to help mentor the resident. Our residents will transition to staffing on weekends in clinical areas during the second half of the year.
Each resident is expected to complete at least two large projects during their PGY1 year. The first is typically an MUE that will be presented as a poster at the ISHP Fall Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho at the end of September. The second is their major project which will be presented at a regional spring conference (e.g., in years past our residents have presented their major projects at the Mountain States Pharmacy Conference in Utah).
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.).
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.
Kurt Vanden Bosch, Pharm.D.
System Formulary Lead/Residency Site Coordinator
Phone: (208) 421-4336
The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency conducted by St. Luke's Health System, Boise, ID is accredited by ASHP.