Find Yourself in a Beautiful Place…IDAHO

Thank you for your interest in the Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC). The Pharmacy staff and faculty of the residency program welcome the opportunity to introduce our program to you.

Please send an email to if you are interested in arranging a virtual meeting with the residency program director and/or residents prior to the application deadline in January.

Program Purpose Statement

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 and family 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 292-bed acute care hospital, the largest in the region. With its average census of 200, EIRMC provides care to patients residing in Idaho, southern Montana, western Wyoming and the Dakotas.  EIRMC’s mission is Committed to the care and improvement of human life.”  I am EIRMC values include accountability, integrity, quality, respect, loyalty and enjoyment.
Our full-service community hospital offers:

  • Level II Trauma and Burn Center
  • Certified Primary Stroke Center
  • 29-bed Level I Intensive Care Unit
  • 29-bed Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • 6-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • 6-bed Pediatric Emergency Room
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Team
  • Full spectrum surgical services including minimally-invasive cardiac procedures
  • 17-bed Inpatient Rehabilitation Center
  • 74-bed Psychiatric Hospital
  • Idaho Cancer Center

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
    • Staffing (every 3rd weekend; 30-40 hrs./month)
    • Leadership & Pharmacy Practice Management
  • 4-6 Week Rotations
    • Orientation
    • Adult intensive care
    • Neonatal Intensive Care
    • Internal Medicine
    • Infectious Disease
  • Concentrated
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
    • S.T.A.B.L.E. Program
    • Neonatal Resuscitation Program
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
    • Advanced Burn Life Support

Elective Learning Experiences

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Oncology
  • Academia
  • Pain Management
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Opportunities exist to arrange for other experiences

General Program Information

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

Eligibility and Application

  • Graduation from ACPE-accredited PharmD program
  • Eligibility for licensure in Idaho
  • Official college of pharmacy 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

Pay, Benefits & Working Conditions

  • Salary: competitive
  • Health benefits: As full-time pharmacist employees of EIRMC, residents are eligible for medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Sick and family leave: Sick leave is deducted from PTO. Residents are expected to notify co-workers and their respective preceptor or supervisor as early as possible when illness requires absence.
  • Vacation and holiday leave: 15 days of paid time off (PTO) can be taken throughout the residency year with prior approval from the preceptor and residency program director. Residents are required to work some holidays.
  • Office space and resources: Office space for use by pharmacy residents is provided. A desktop computer is also available for each resident. One lab coat will be provided at no charge to each resident.
  • Financial assistance is provided for travel, meals, and lodging expenses for professional meetings (pending travel approval, in a typical academic year, residents attend the ISHP Fall Conference, ACCP Annual Meeting or ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Mountain States Conference)

Residency Program 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


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