Residency Listing

Denver Health Medical Center
790 Bannock Street
Mail Code 0056
Denver, CO 80204
Code: 82101
NMS Code: 134213
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Rebecca Reiss, Pharm.D., BCPS
(303) 602-9194
Director of Pharmacy: Nathalie S Hinman, PharmD
(303) 602-9211
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 month residency
Number of Positions: 3
Application Deadline: 2018-12-27
Starting Date: 2019-07-01
Estimated Stipend: 45000
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   The Denver Health pharmacy residency programs offer unique learning opportunities within an integrated safety net health system that serves as one of the primary teaching institutions in Colorado. The PGY1 pharmacy residency program is a 12-month postgraduate residency designed to offer residents well-rounded exposure to acute care, ambulatory clinical care, medication use policy development, and pharmacy leadership. Residents will complete 7 required learning experiences (orientation, internal medicine, critical care, pediatrics/maternal health, infectious disease, ambulatory care, and medication safety), 3 elective learning experiences (academia, ambulatory care, antimicrobial stewardship, behavioral health, critical care, emergency medicine, managed care, neurosurgery, public health/HIV, toxicology, transitions of care, or other experiences based on the resident’s interests), and 4 longitudinal learning experiences (service commitment/operational knowledge, formulary management/drug policy, leadership development, and pre-admission medication transitions of care). Participation in the ASPIRE (A Structured Program to Guide Residents' Experience in Research) program will help guide residents through research and allow them to network with other pharmacy residents throughout the state of Colorado. Residents will also have the opportunity to participate in a longitudinal teaching certificate program and interact with students from both Colorado schools of pharmacy.
Fringe Benefits:   Health/dental/retirement benefits; 7 paid holidays; 10 days paid time off; professional leave to attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and another pertinent pharmacy conference; parking pass; computer and desk space.
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   Applicants must be a PharmD graduate or candidate for graduation from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program and licensed and in good standing, or eligible for licensure, in the state of Colorado by September 1st of the starting year.
Applications must be submitted electronically through PhORCAS. Necessary application materials include:
1. Letter of intent (maximum of 2 pages) highlighting the following:
  • Your goals and reason for doing a PGY1 Residency
  • Why you chose to apply for the Denver Health residency program
  • Your short and long term goals in pharmacy practice
  • Your strengths and weakness at this point in your career and how residency will help you develop and achieve your goals
2. Curriculum Vitae (in addition to completing the standard PhORCAS application, please upload a copy of your CV)
3. Total of three letters of reference using the PhORCAS Standardized Reference Template from one preceptor, one professional contact that has known you more than half of your pharmacy education, and one employer
4. Official college of pharmacy transcript
  • Need not include the fall 2018 semester if unavailable prior to the application deadline
  • For applicants from a school of pharmacy with a Pass/Fail grading system, please also include a letter from the Dean describing the grading system and your current class rank

Training Site Type: Hospital and associated Health System
Owner Affiliate: City and County of Denver
Model Type(s): Teaching, Tertiary Care Center, Level 1 Trauma Center
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 100
Non-Professional Staff: 100
Total Beds: 525
Average Daily Census: 305
Site Special Features:   Denver Health is an integrated health care system serving as a model for other safety net institutions across the nation. Denver Health is home to the Rocky Mountain Regional Level 1 trauma center, Level 2 pediatric trauma center, Denver Public Health, Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Information Center, and Denver Health Managed Care to name a few. Denver Health is the primary "safety net" institution for the city and county of Denver including the hospital, community health centers, specialty care, and school-based clinics. The Department of Pharmacy has academic affiliations with the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Regis University School of Pharmacy. The hospital has a computerized electronic health record and automated distribution system, centralized unit dose and IV medication preparation areas, and decentralized clinical staff pharmacists.