PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center

Purpose Statement: To prepare pharmacists with knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to deliver comprehensive patient care in acute care settings, to pursue PGY2 training, and to qualify for clinical positions in academia and pharmacy practice management.

Program Description

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center is a 12-month program that provides outstanding clinical practice opportunities in acute patient care settings. Pharmacy resident actively participates in multidisciplinary rounds and interacts closely with providers, nurses and other healthcare professionals to improve patient outcomes. The resident has the opportunity to collaborate with Idaho State University College of Pharmacy clinical faculty to develop and implement a quality-improvement/research project, submit for publication, provide didactic teaching in pharmacy program, precept APPE students, prepare for a board-certification exam, and obtain a teaching certificate. This residency is accredited with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Training Site

The primary training site for the residency is Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC) a for-profit, 330-bed, full-service acute care medical facility providing the following services:

  • Level II Trauma Center
  • Level IIIb Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Open-heart surgery
  • Electrophysiology laboratory
  • Comprehensive cancer treatment
  • Neurosurgery
  • Bariatric Center of Excellence
  • Flight rescue service

Assisted by automated medication cabinets, electronic health records, and computerized physician order entry, EIRMC pharmacists provide excellence in patient care as part of a decentralized pharmacy department model.

Required Learning Experiences

  • Longitudinal
  • Residency Quality/Research Project
  • Teaching Certificate
  • Staffing (approx. 40 hrs./month)
  • Pharmacy Practice Management
  • 4-6 week Rotations
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Cardiology (includes outpatient HF clinic)
  • Concentrated
  • Orientation
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • S.T.A.B.L.E. Program
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Preceptor Development

Elective Learning Experiences

  • Emergency Department
  • Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Opportunities exist to arrange for other experiences

General Program Information

  • Positions available: One
  • Starting date: Flexible; typical start date is July 1
  • All application documents must be received by 2nd Monday in January

The applicant should submit all required documents to PhORCAS    

Requirements for Admission

  • Completion of ACPE-accredited PharmD program
  • Eligibility for licensure in Idaho
  • Official college transcripts
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Detailed letter of intent to include:
  • Why residency at EIRMC?
  • Strengths you will bring to the program
  • Your personal & professional short and long-term goals
  • Your ideal learning environment/residency experience
  • Three professional letters of reference
  • On-site Interview
  • Registration and participation in the ASHP Resident Matching Program & PhORCAS


  • Competitive stipend
  • Medical, dental and vision plans
  • Vacation & sick leave
  • Financial assistance for meeting attendance

Contact Information

Residency Program Director

Eliza Borzadek, RN, PharmD, BCPS

3100 Channing Way

Idaho Falls, Idaho 83404

Phone: 208.535.4767

Fax: 208.529.7015

ASHP National Matching Service No. 169113

This residency site agrees that no person at this site will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any resident applicant.

Contact Us:
(208) 342-2581

P.O. Box 7625
Boise, ID 83707

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