Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Residency

Are you looking for a PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Residency? 

Thank you for visiting the PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Residency Home Page! For recruitment for the 2024-2025 residency year, we will not be participating in the ASHP Personal Placement Service at the Midyear Clinical Meeting, but will offer virtual interviews after the in-person meeting to discuss the program prior to the application deadline 

Pre-Applicant Meetings: 

This is like an ASHP Personal Placement Service Interview. To request an individual meeting please do the following: 

  • Review our Program Overview document
  • Send an email to the program director ( with a copy of your CV and indicate times that you are available for a 30-minute Microsoft Teams meeting from the following selections: 

Time (Mountain Time Zone)

Monday, December 11, 202312:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday, December 14, 202312:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Others upon request as possible


The University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) is a 678-bed tertiary academic medical center on the Anschutz Medical Campus. The Transplant Center at UCHealth has been a leader in solid organ transplant since performing the first liver transplant in 1963. The care team provides multi-disciplinary care for kidney, pancreas, liver, lung, and heart transplant recipients. Additionally, the Transplant Center participates in several prospective, clinical trials on an annual basis.

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


Madhu Rao, PharmD

Madhumita (“Madhu”) Rao grew up in Natick, Massachusetts and completed her undergraduate studies and pharmacy school in a six-year program at Northeastern University. She finished her PGY-1 at UCH, and is so excited to continue her PGY-2 in solid organ transplant at the same institution! Her professional interests within transplant include infectious diseases and medication access and she is excited to improve upon her precepting and research skills. As a huge fan of sunshine and the outdoors, Madhu is looking forward to exploring more of Colorado during its 300 days of sunshine. Outside the hospital, Madhu can be found playing her piano, reading outside, jamming to Taylor Swift, and hiking. She's looking forward to year 2 of adventures here in CO!

Past Resident

S. Elise Lawrence, PharmD, MBA
Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacist Clinical Specialist
Aurora, CO

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

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