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Benefits and Curriculum

Application Process

Letter from the Director

Resident Life

Program Overview

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency (ASHP-accredited) gives experience in a broad area of pharmacy practice, including:
  • Administration
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Drug Information
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Oncology
  • Ortho/Neuro
  • Pediatrics/Neonatology
  • Psychiatric Care
The program accepts two residents each year. Pharmacy residents have the opportunity to work closely with the medical residents and faculty of Kootenai Health’s Family Medicine Residency. Residents will present formal lectures, inservices, and prepare a major project. There are opportunities to precept pharmacy students on rotation. Teaching experiences are also available at Washington State University and Idaho State University, and WSU supports a residency Teaching Certificate program.
Residents receive subsidized health insurance, sick leave, paid vacation, discounted meals, professional travel coverage, and paid ASHP dues. Coeur d’Alene offers many wonderful lifestyle benefits, including affordable housing, low traffic, four beautiful seasons, and an active community.

What Makes Us Special

“Our residency is special due to its location in beautiful north Idaho with as many outdoor opportunities as educational opportunities.”

Mission Statement

We improve health one patient at a time in a friendly and professional culture committed to superior quality and safety.

Our Program

Core Values

  • Compassion: We thoughtfully approach the human condition of suffering with empathy and compassion

  • Quality: We are committed to lifelong learning and evidence-based practice to deliver superior, quality health care.

  • Stewardship: We work to instill a spirit of thoughtful balance and wise use of resources.

  • Kootenai Vision: By 2020, Kootenai Health will be a comprehensive regional medical center delivering superior, patient-focused care and will be recognized among the premier healthcare organizations in the United States.

Kootenai Values

  • Superior Quality & Safety: Ensure measurably superior quality, safety and patient experience.

  • Patient-Focused: The patient is the focus of decision making.

  • Healthy Culture: We will nurture the quality and vitality of our workforce.

  • Stewardship: We will use our resources wisely.

  • Visionary Leadership: Our leadership style will be forward thinking.

Next Step

For questions regarding our program or the application process, please contact:

Barbara Steele
Office phone:  208-625-5696

Our Faculty 

Barbara Steele  Steve Crenshaw Zach Demoe   Mary Elhayek Marisa Schneider
Jennifer Schwarz  Duane Siercke  Russ Symbal Kathy Widmyer  John Wooldridge