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Pharmacy Residency Program

Denver Health's pharmacy department offers a 12-month Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) Pharmacy Resident training program that has been an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited program since 2004.


Denver Health is a one-of-a-kind learning environment as one of the primary teaching hospitals in Colorado and is the only academic Level 1 trauma center in Denver. This program provides a wide variety of experiences designed to develop knowledge and expertise in integrated clinical pharmacy practice and medication stewardship, with a strong focus on leadership skills.


PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

The residency program is designed and conducted in a manner that supports residents in achieving the following purpose and the required educational competency areas, goals, and objectives described in the remainder of the accreditation standards.

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