Pharmacy Residency Program
This ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program at Bozeman Health care sites builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions. Graduates of this program are eligible for board certification and postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
2020-2021 Resident Paddle Hand-off
Bozeman Health's pharmacy residency program prepares graduates to:
- Attain positions as direct patient care clinicians.
- Serve as vital members of a health care team.
- Function in leadership roles.
- Pursue PGY2 training in a focused area of practice if desired.
Bozeman Health Pharmacy Information
Pharmacy mission: Providing safe, high-quality patient care in an atmosphere of professionalism, respect, and effective communication.
Pharmacy vision: Pharmacy services will contribute to optimal patient care through innovation and continuous performance improvement
At Bozeman Health, we offer progressive pharmacy services with state-of-the-art automation. Our pharmacists work throughout the hospital, including decentralized roles within the medical and surgical units, intensive care unit, and emergency department. Additionally, we operate an outpatient retail pharmacy and an ambulatory infusion center pharmacy within our Cancer Center. Ambulatory pharmacy services, including anticoagulation management, are also provided through our Clinical Pharmacy Services (CPS) program. Our pharmacists and technicians provide pharmacy services 24 hours a day and actively participate as members of the patient care team.
Pharmacy services include progressive care models such as:
- Pharmacist-prescriptive authority protocols
- Collaborative practice agreements
- Interdisciplinary patient care rounds
- Antimicrobial stewardship program
- Transitions of care
- Anticoagulation services
- Pharmacist/nurse-led hypertension clinic
- Cardiac arrest, trauma, and stroke alert participation
- Community HealthCare Connections mobile health care
- Oral chemotherapy specialty drug program
- Technician-run medication reconciliation program
- Technician-managed tech-check-tech program within inpatient dispensing pharmacy
- Opportunities to precept pharmacy students
Bozeman Health is dedicated to meeting the news of Southwest Montana. The new Critical Care Unit (CCU) at Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital was completed in September 2020, with a new neonatal intensive care unit completed fall of 2020, also at Deaconess Hospital. Additionally, the new Bozeman Health Cottonwood Clinic opened in 2021.
Comments and Reviews from past and current residents
The best part about Bozeman Health’s residency program was the preceptors - I felt that they provided me with the perfect balance of autonomy and support. Also, this program allows you to have freedom and flexibility to customize your learning experiences to your specific interests.
My favorite thing about my residency at Bozeman Health was the flexibility. I ended up really enjoying my experience with the Palliative Care team and took on a few larger projects. I was allowed to extend this learning experience to finish my projects and delve deeper into how pharmacists can impact patients in the palliative care setting.
When I started the PGY1 Residency Program at Bozeman Health I, like many other first year residents had many areas of interest and was eager to find my "calling" in pharmacy. The residency program offered diverse rotations in a variety of acute care areas as well as ambulatory care and ambulatory oncology; the program was flexible enough to allow me to tailor my rotations and rotation projects to fit my changing interests and goals. For example, I grew to love the field of oncology, and was able to extend my time in the oncology setting. Additionally, I was able to choose a major project that I was passionate about and was able to work collaboratively with supportive preceptors and providers to complete an impactful project. The pharmacy department has a close-knit "family feeling" and providers at the institution truly value pharmacy services.
My favorite thing about the residency program at Bozeman Health was how it prepared me to be an effective pharmacist in so many areas, but also allowed flexibility to get more or less time in the areas that piqued my interest. I also loved the exposure to rural healthcare and the challenges that this can pose.
I loved working with all of the preceptors; they are personable and easy to work with. I also enjoyed attending all of the traumas, code blues and stroke alerts. A strength of the program is the flexibility (within learning experiences and projects).
Pharmacy Week 2016