PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.


Interested applicants meeting the above criteria should electronically submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, and three letters of recommendation through ASHP’s Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). PhORCAS​ is the required method of applying for this program. Please contact the Residency Program Director at for any questions concerning the application process.

Current Resident

Elise Lawrence

Elise Lawrence

PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
University of Colorado Hospital
Department of Pharmacy
12505 E. 16th Ave.
Aurora, CO 80045

Elise Lawrence was raised in the small West Texas town of Sweetwater. She completed her undergraduate work at The University of Texas at Austin (Hook ‘em), where she received her B.S.A. in biology with a minor in business. She moved back to West Texas to pursue her dual PharmD/MBA degree at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Elise completed her PGY-1 residency training at the University of Colorado Hospital and is thrilled to be staying on for PGY-2. Outside of work, you can either find her at the Cherry Creek dog park with her pup, Addie, watching Longhorn sports, exploring on her new mountain bike (baby steps), playing a round of golf, or catching first chair to snowboard (gotta love the 300 days of sunshine in CO!).

Past Resident

Hannah Roppo, PharmD
Solid Organ Transplant Clinical Specialist
Oregon Health & Sciences University Hospital
Portland, OR

Emily Sartain, PharmD, BCPS
Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacist Clinical Specialist
Aurora, CO

Program Director

Barrett Crowther

Solid Organ Transplant Clinical Pharmacist Specialist