Residency Listing

Benefis Health System
Department of Pharmacy
1101 26th Street South
Great Falls, MT 59405
Code: 84002
NMS Code: 184913
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Randy L. Kuiper, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP, RPh
(406) 455-5043
Fax: (406) 455-4729
Director of Pharmacy: David R. Runkel, R.Ph.
(406) 455-5434
Fax: (406) 455-4729
Program Contact: Randy L. Kuiper, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP, RPh
(406) 455-5043
Fax: (406) 455-4729
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: PGY1
Number of Positions: 3
Application Deadline: 1/1/2019
Starting Date: 7/1/2019
Estimated Stipend: 49000
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   

Residents will become skilled clinical practitioners. They will work as an integral part of the interdisciplinary healthcare team, and participate in a diverse range of pharmacy programs. Rotations include Cardiology, Critical Care, General Medicine, Oncology, Emergency Medicine, Pediatric/NICU, Surgical, and Pharmacy Administration. Longitudinal experiences include Pharmacy Practice, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Education. ACLS certification will be obtained by the resident, and PALS certification will be an optional experience that is available.

Fringe Benefits:   Health Insurance, 10 days paid time off, professional leave/travel for Western States Residency
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   Pharm.D. degree; Cover letter; Curriculum Vitae; Academic transcript; 3 letters of recommendation; Employment application; Montana pharmacist license; U.S. citizenship required
Training Site Type: Health System (2 Hospitals, Long Term Care, Home Care, Ambulatory Care)
Owner Affiliate: Community - Not For Profit Board
Model Type(s): Community Hospital
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 1203
Non-Professional Staff: 1320
Number of Medical Centers: 5
Total Beds: 513
Average Daily Census: 322
Site Special Features:   Benefis is associated with the University of Montana, providing residents an opportunity to mentor pharmacy students. The city of Great Falls is conveniently located near both Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks. Boating and fishing are at hand with the Missouri River flowing through Great Falls, including the scenery of the waterfalls chronicled by Lewis & Clark. Skiing is also just an hour away making the city ideal for anybody who enjoys spending their downtime outdoors.