Kootenai Health is proud to have started our PGY1 Pharmacy Residency in July 2014. The program has been granted accreditation status by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Our residency is affiliated with Washington State University, located only 30 miles away in Spokane, Washington, which provides an abundance of teaching opportunities and the possibility of obtaining a teaching certificate. Our program is also directly connected with Idaho State University, as we are a site for many of their IPPE and APPE students, and we are also fortunate to have an ISU shared faculty member located on-site.
Our program offers a diverse experience in a community-based health system in northern Idaho. We offer learning experiences in internal medicine, critical care, cardiology, psychology, oncology, drug information, emergency medicine, infectious disease/antimicrobial stewardship, pediatrics/neonatology, administration, informatics, and ambulatory care through our Anticoagulation Clinic and partnership with Kootenai Health’s Family Medicine Residency program.
Our growth over the last year includes a large addition to the main hospital building, which will provide a greatly expanded maternal health program, including a brand-new Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The pharmacy department is also extending its presence in the Emergency Department with clinical pharmacist support and the addition of medication reconciliation pharmacy technicians. Both of these areas of growth will provide exciting new opportunities for our pharmacy residents.
Residents will be able to enjoy and be energized by our unbelievably beautiful, mountainous, river-connected and lake-filled surroundings and regional Wilderness Areas. Our community is ever-more education focused, with a high-ranking public school system, many private education opportunities, and an “education corridor” supported by major universities in the state of Idaho and the state of Washington.
Kootenai Health is committed our Pharmacy Residency program, and offers the residents the ability to grow into highly effective, competent professionals who will receive as much as they give throughout the residency year.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have!
All the best,
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Director