To graduate pharmacists with knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to deliver comprehensive patient care in acute care settings, to pursue PGY2 training or careers as inpatient clinical specialists, in academia or pharmacy management.

Program Description

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center is a 12-month program that provides outstanding clinical practice opportunities in acute patient care settings. Pharmacy residents actively participate in multidisciplinary rounds and interact closely with providers, internal medicine residents, nurses and other healthcare professionals to improve patient outcomes. Residents have the opportunity to collaborate with Idaho State University College of Pharmacy clinical faculty to develop and implement a quality-improvement/research project, submit for publication, provide didactic teaching in pharmacy program, precept APPE students, prepare for a board-certification exam, and obtain a teaching certificate. This residency is accredited with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Training Site

The primary training site for the residency is Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC), a 318-bed acute care hospital, the largest in the region. With its average census of 200, EIRMC provides care for patients within a 150-mile radius encompassing Eastern Idaho, southern Montana and western Wyoming. EIRMC’s mission is To Improve the Lives of Those We Touch and I am EIRMC values include accountability, integrity, quality, respect, loyalty and enjoyment.
Our full-service community hospital offers:

  • Level I Intensive Care Unit
  • Level II Trauma Center
  • Level IIIb Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Team
  • Full spectrum surgical services including minimally-invasive cardiac procedures
  • Certified Primary Stroke Center
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Center
  • 74-bed Psychiatric Hospital

Assisted by automated medication cabinets, electronic health records, and computerized physician order entry, EIRMC pharmacists provide excellence in patient care as part of a decentralized pharmacy department model.

Required Learning Experiences

  • Longitudinal
    • Residency Quality Improvement/Research Project
    • Teaching Certificate Program
    • Board Certification Exam preparation with pharmacy residents across Eastern Idaho
    • Staffing (every 3rd weekend; 30-40 hrs./month)
    • Pharmacy Practice Management
    • Code Blue, Trauma and Stroke Coverage
    • Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee
    • Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • 4-6 Week Rotations
    • Intensive Care Unit
    • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
    • Internal Medicine
    • Infectious Disease
    • Cardiology
  • Concentrated
    • Orientation
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
    • S.T.A.B.L.E. Program
    • Neonatal Resuscitation Program
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Elective Learning Experiences

  • Emergency Department
  • Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Opportunities exist to arrange for other experiences

General Program Information

  • Positions available: Two
  • Starting date: Flexible (typical start date is first Monday in July)
  • All application documents must be received by 2nd Monday in January
  • The applicant should submit all required documents to PhORCAS

Requirements for Admission

  • Completion of ACPE-accredited PharmD program
  • Eligibility for licensure in Idaho
  • Official college transcripts
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Detailed letter of intent to include:
    • Why residency at EIRMC?
    • Strengths you will bring to the program
    • Your personal & professional short and long-term goals
    • Your ideal learning environment/residency experience
  • Three professional letters of reference
  • On-site Interview
  • Registration and participation in the ASHP Resident Matching Program & PhORCAS


  • Competitive stipend
  • Medical, dental and vision plans
  • Accrual of Paid Time Off
  • Financial assistance for meeting attendance
    • ISHP Fall Conference, ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Mountain States Conference

Contact Information

Eliza Borzadek, BSN, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Director

3100 Channing Way
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83404
Phone: (208) 535-4767
Fax: (208) 529-7015
ASHP National Matching Service No. 169113

This residency site agrees that no person at this site will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any resident applicant.