PGY1 Residency Information
The Saint Alphonsus PGY1 Residency Program is ASHP accredited and 12 months in duration. It strives to provide residents with the education and skills necessary to effectively deliver pharmaceutical care in various patient environments. Throughout the program, the residents will be provided with opportunities to excel and share their knowledge with other members of the staff, patients, healthcare professionals, and the public. This will be seen through effective education on the monitoring, delivery, safety, and appropriate use of medications.
Upon completion, residents maintain an important role on the healthcare team and are well-equipped to meet the challenges facing today's health system pharmacy. Throughout the program, residents develop a high-level of professionalism and compassion for patients consistent with the Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center's, Saint Alphonsus Health System's and Trinity Health's ministry to heal the body, mind, and spirit.
Currently, PGY1 Residents are required to staff two shifts every third weekend. Shifts worked are typically a mix of both day and afternoon shifts in the central pharmacy, however, as residents build their clinical skills, opportunities exists for staffing in clinical areas.
Teaching Certificate & Residency Forum
Saint Alphonsus has partnered with the other Pharmacy Residency programs in the Boise area in the way of a weekly Resident Forum. Each Wednesday the pharmacy residents from St. Luke's, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, the Boise V.A. and St. Luke's Twin Falls to discuss clinical topics in the BCPS review guide in order to be fully prepared to take the BCPS exam in Fall following their PGY1 year. During the forum the residents also complete the requirements to obtain a Teaching Certificate from Idaho State University College of Pharmacy. In completing this requirement the residents will give a clinical lecture to the pharmacy students at ISU, be featured presenters at the ISHP conferences, and also lead case review classes at ISU during the year.
Applications to the PGY1 program must be submitted via PhORCAS by January 1, and include:
•· Letter of Intent
•· 3 Letters of Reference
•· Current CV
•· Pharmacy Transcripts
Natalie Buening, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Manager
PGY1 – Residency Program Director
Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
1055 N. Curtis Rd., Boise, ID 83706Phone: (208) 367-3374
Fax: (208) 367-3038