PGY1 and PGY2 24-month Pharmacotherapy Residency at Idaho State University
To prepare board-certified pharmacotherapy specialists with the skills needed to deliver comprehensive care in outpatient primary care and inpatient general medicine settings and effectively teach professional students and post-graduate trainees.
The Idaho State University Pharmacotherapy Residency is a two-year program jointly funded by the Departments of Pharmacy Practice and Family Medicine that provides clinical pharmacy services in both the inpatient and outpatient care settings.Pharmacotherapy residents participate in multidisciplinary rounds on the inpatient medicine service and work hand-in-hand with medical residents to provide therapeutic recommendations and improve patient outcomes. This residency is accredited with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
The training sites for the residency include Health West Family Medicine, a non-profit community health center, Portneuf Medical Center, an 187-bed private acute care medical facility, and ISU College of Pharmacy.
The ISU Department of Family Medicine is home to the Clinical Research Center with on-going NIH-sponsored clinical trials, and the southeastern Idaho HIV program that serves 100+ patients. Health West Family Medicine Clinic staff includes 24 full-time physicians (including medical residents), five mid-level practitioners, four pharmacists, and several nurses.
Required Learning Experiences
Elective Learning Experiences
About Pocatello and the Surrounding Areas
Pocatello, the home of Idaho State University, is located in southeastern Idaho, approximately 150 miles north of Salt Lake City, Utah. Some of the nation’s best skiing, hiking, camping, biking, hunting and fishing areas are nearby. Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, central Idaho’s Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Sun Valley, ID, Jackson Hole, WY, City of Rocks National Reserve, Craters of the Moon National Monument, world-famous Lava Hot Springs and the largest wilderness area in the lower 48 states are all within a 3-hour drive from Pocatello. Pocatello was recently ranked the most exciting place in Idaho for its mix of cultural events, music, arts, nightlife, and wide selection of restaurants. The weather is relatively mild for an area situated at 4,600 feet and consists of four seasons where clear, sunny and dry days are the norm. Pocatello has a low cost of living, a family friendly atmosphere and world-class outdoor recreation activities. Enjoy various cultural performances at ISU’s Stephens Performing Arts Center, fourth out of the 25 most amazing performing arts centers in the country.
General Program Information
Requirements for Admission
Residency Program Director
Eliza Borzadek, RN, Pharm.D., BCPS
465 Memorial Drive
Pocatello, ID 83201
Work phone (208) 282-3413
Fax: (208) 282-5701