Since 1990, the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has led the way in postgraduate training of pharmacy residents. As the recipients of the 2019 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Residency Excellence Award and Preceptor Award for our Ambulatory Care Residency, we’re here to prepare you for high levels of success.

We offer a community-based post-graduate year 1 (PGY1) program, and six different year 2 (PGY2) residency programs. Our residencies are accredited by the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP). Residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy education, with the PGY2 programs building on PGY1 training, to contribute to the clinical development of our residents.

The home-base for our programs is the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. In addition to providing robust clinical training, our programs also provide residents with experience in academia/teaching and research.

PGY2 Program Information

Our PGY2 programs include: Ambulatory Care, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Oncology, and Solid Organ Transplantation. These programs are well recognized for the quality of the training provided and are highly sought after by PGY2 candidates. All programs are fully accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

In addition to the six PGY2 programs administered through the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, a new PGY2 program in Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership is offered through UCHealth. Please visit the UCHealth Pharmacy Residency website for more information.

  • The PGY2 programs are jointly sponsored by UCHealth and the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Residency program directors (RPDs) and preceptors are appointed from among an exceptionally qualified team of clinical pharmacy specialists and university faculty and are dedicated to providing exceptional PGY2 residency training programs at a world-class facility. UCHealth and the CU School of Pharmacy have collaborated in providing PGY2 residency training for over 30 years.

  • The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is the largest academic health center in the Rocky Mountain region, encompassing the University of Colorado health professional schools (pharmacy, medicine, nursing, dental medicine, public health, and graduate schools), over 60 centers and institutes, and two nationally ranked hospitals (University of Colorado Hospital, Children's Hospital Colorado) that treat more than 2 million adult and pediatric patients each year.

  • UCHealth comprises 17 hospitals and numerous clinics throughout the Rocky Mountain region. The University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) serves as the primary training site for all PGY2 programs; it is the largest hospital in the UCHealth system and is ranked as the #1 hospital in Colorado. UCH boasts >800 beds, including nearly 150 beds in six adult intensive care units, as well as the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the region. In 2021 UCH tallied 132,000 emergency department visits, 50,000 inpatient admissions, 28,000 surgeries, nearly 450 organ transplants, and 1.4 million outpatient visits in its affiliated clinics. A large cadre of highly qualified pharmacists and clinical pharmacy specialists provides exceptional pharmacy services to patients and providers throughout UCHealth.

  • The University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is ranked among the top twenty schools of pharmacy in the nation. In addition to providing outstanding education in our Doctor of Pharmacy and graduate programs, the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy is among the nation’s leaders in research concerning drug discovery, clinical and translational sciences, and pharmaceutical outcomes research. Clinical faculty are nationally and internationally recognized as exceptional leaders, clinicians, and scholars. The PGY2 programs are administratively housed in the school’s Department of Clinical Pharmacy.

Shared Application Information

Each PGY2 Program is ASHP accredited and uses the required process through PHARMCAS, which require three references, academic transcripts, a letter of intent and curriculum vitae. Of note, if matched in any of our programs, successful passing of a background check is required for employment.

Shared FAQ


Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Ambulatory Care Residency


Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Critical Care Pharmacy Residency


Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency


Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency


Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Oncology Pharmacy Residency


Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Residency


Colorado Pharmacy Residency Teaching Certificate (CPRTC) Program

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and UCHealth aspire to be a diverse and inclusive community of people dedicated to transformative education, science, medicine and healthcare.

Learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

You can also view UCHealth's action plan for how we’re working to embody an inclusive community that respects and celebrates our differences and similarities. By encouraging diversity of thought, speech and action, we enable more people to live extraordinary lives. 


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