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Pharmacy Residency Programs

The St. Luke's pharmacy team is dedicated to providing safe, high quality, evidence-based pharmaceutical care that fosters efficient and effective drug therapy management in collaboration with other healthcare team members in an atmosphere of trust, respect, and mentorship. In this spirit, participants in our 12-month pharmacy residency programs work alongside and learn from experienced pharmacists who are committed to setting you up for success as a competent and confident clinical pharmacist.

St. Luke's has been developing strong pharmacy clinicians for decades. Today, our accredited residency programs span five sites with focus areas in pharmacy and community-based practices (PGY1) as well as a specialty residency in oncology (PGY2). Program participants have contributed to improvements in St. Luke's patient care and outcomes through many significant projects including the hiring medication reconciliation pharmacists, creation of an outpatient oral chemotherapy clinic, reduced readmissions through a Meds2Beds program, new safety procedures (e.g., mini-bags for vincristine administration), new clinical services (e.g., pharmacists in the emergency department and ambulatory clinics), and utilization reports and educational programs to support our staff and other disciplines. 

Our residents have gone on to publish their work in peer-reviewed journals and have been recognized at national conferences for their work in improving patient care.

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Our Structure

Using a decentralized practice model, St. Luke's pharmacists and pharmacy residents partner with physicians, nursing, respiratory therapy and other disciplines to maximize the patient experience and deliver positive outcomes. Because St. Luke's is a large health system, we're able to participate in multidisciplinary safety initiatives with wide-reaching impact, such as the implementation of one electronic medical record for both inpatient and outpatient services, bedside barcode administration, programmable smart infusion pumps, USP 797 IV Room standards, and automation that supplements care. 

St. Luke's also serves as a experiential training site for IPPE and APPE pharmacy students and pharmacy technicians from Idaho State University College of Pharmacy, Washington State University College of Pharmacy, and the University of Wyoming College of Pharmacy, among others. 

Residency Program Options

Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY1)

Our 12-month PGY1 programs provide diversity in training and development, helping you achieve both your professional and personal goals. They also offer stipends, benefits, and paid time off.

Post-Graduate Year 2 (PGY2): Emergency Medicine Pharmacy

Our PGY2 emergency medicine residency is a one-year specialty training program to offer residents an experience with all aspects in emergency medicine after completion of a PGY1 residency.

Post-Graduate Year 2 (PGY2): Oncology Pharmacy

This program helps residents develop expertise and competency in providing pharmaceutical care services to cancer patients in both inpatient and ambulatory settings. Required rotations include adult and pediatric oncology, bone marrow transplant, oral chemotherapy, infusion and clinical research.

The Pharmacy Residency Experience

The Pharmacy Residency Experience

In Their Own Words

We surveyed past and current pharmacy residents to learn more about their experience as part of the St. Luke's Pharmacy Residency program. We were thrilled to learn that they appreciate the culture, environment and career preparation opportunities that we've strived to cultivate. 

Why You'll Love St. Luke's

  • Idaho's Only Children's Hospital

    Shape tomorrow by working with kids today.

  • Independent Spirit

    Locally owned, not-for-profit, and driven by a strong sense of purpose. That's our independent Idaho spirit, and we're looking for like-minded professionals to join us.

  • Quality Spoken Here

    One of the few U.S. health systems to achieve Magnet accreditation five times, St. Luke's is an attractive place to grow your career.

  • Top 15 Health System

    Being ranked at the top is great validation for the work we do, but our friends and neighbors here in Idaho are the real winners.

Why You'll Love Idaho

  • Exceptional Communities

    The quality of life in our area is hard to beat and offers benefits we can all appreciate: friendly neighbors, vibrant culture, and peaceful surroundings.  

  • 19,000 Miles of Trails

    The Gem State has 4 million acres of designated wilderness and 19,000+ miles of trails for you to explore.

  • Powder Playground

    18 big mountain ski resorts beckon you with nearly 20,000 acres of terrain to enjoy once the snow flies.

  • White Water Capital of the U.S.

    Idaho has over 100,000 miles of river, nearly 1,000 of it designated as wild and scenic. Grab your SUP, kayak or raft and come play with us.