This is an ASHP accredited PGY1 community-based residency program at Idaho State University. Our program offers unique and progressive community pharmacy experiences in one of the most advanced practice states in the nation. The residency is almost entirely longitudinal, with an emphasis on advancing community pharmacy practice including pharmacist independent prescribing, program development, leadership development, post-diagnostic disease care and teaching certification.
Pocatello has a low cost of living, a family-friendly atmosphere, and world class outdoor recreation activities. Salt Lake City, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, Sun Valley, Jackson Hole, Lava Hot Springs and the largest wilderness areas in the lower 48 states are all within a 2-3-hour drive from Pocatello. The weather is relatively mild for an area situated at 4600 feet and consists of all four seasons from clear, sunny and dry days to beautiful winter snowfall!
About Idaho State University:
Idaho State University, a Carnegie-classified doctoral research and teaching institution founded in 1901, attracts students from around the world to its Idaho campuses. At the main campus in Pocatello, and at locations in Meridian, Idaho Falls and Twin Falls, ISU offers access to high-quality education in more than 250 programs. Over 13,000 students attend ISU, receiving education and training in those programs. Idaho State University is the state's designated lead institution in health professions.
About ISU PGY1 Advanced Community Practice Residency
The PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency at Idaho State is a unique opportunity to prepare pharmacists with the skills needed to develop and implement advanced patient care services utilizing Idaho's allowance of provider status and prescriptive authority. The resident of this site will work to assist in program development and implementation at our several rural sites while learning the skills to progressively move the future of community pharmacy practice forward. Additional exposure includes management, teaching, ambulatory care and telepharmacy as well as offering direct post-diagnostic care and patient education Graduates from this program are qualified to pursue PGY-2 training in Ambulatory Care and enter clinical practice in outpatient care settings.