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.
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.
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.