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Our flexible rotations at the pharmacy practice residency program at Memorial Hospital adapt to your interests while providing a solid foundation in core therapeutic areas. Rotations enhance skills and knowledge in:


This 1-week rotation will expose the resident to the role of anticoagulation in the inpatient setting while enhancing the resident's knowledge of pharmacotherapy and the skills necessary to provide optimal pharmaceutical care and enabling the resident to act as an independent pharmacy practitioner.

Critical Care

This 6-week rotation will expose the resident to the functions of clinical pharmacists in a critical care (mixed) ICU setting and will enhance the knowledge of therapeutics and the skills necessary to provide pharmaceutical care. Activities will include daily multidisciplinary rounds with pulmonary and trauma teams, anticoagulant and antimicrobial consultation, and participation in all Adult Code Blues.

Emergency Medicine

This 5-week rotation provides an opportunity for the pharmacy resident to practice clinical pharmacy in the emergency department under supervision of an emergency medicine clinical pharmacist. Upon rotation completion, the resident should be able to prioritize and triage patients to evaluate, synthesize complex medication recommendations in this fast-paced environment, and become capable of working with a wide range of diseases and disorders.

Infectious Disease

This concentrated 3-week rotation provides opportunities to review general infectious disease states that will be seen throughout the residency, to experience the processes in the Microbiology lab and to round with Infectious Disease physicians in their daily practice.

Internal Medicine

This 6-week rotation will allow the resident to actively participate in the provision of pharmaceutical care, solidify their knowledge base of common disease states and enhance their ability to work on an interdisciplinary team. The resident will become familiar with internal medicine services, by independently rounding with hospitalists, hospitalist nurse practitioners, nephrologists, trauma physicians/nurse practitioners and acute pain service nurses.


This 5-week rotation provides the resident an opportunity to review inpatient, outpatient and clinic-based cancer patients. Residents will become familiar with different cancers, appropriate chemotherapy and symptom management. Residents will spend time rounding on inpatients and in the clinic with the medical oncologists and nurse practitioners.


This 5-week rotation will expose the resident to the functions of clinical pharmacists in a pediatric setting and enhance their knowledge of therapeutics and the skills necessary to provide optimal pharmaceutical care. Examples of activities include multidisciplinary rounds, pharmacokinetic monitoring, and asthma education.

Practice Management

  • Leadership - This is a one week concentrated rotation with the director of pharmacy (DOP). Experiences may include cost analysis, capital expenditure process, safety issues, policy development, Joint Commission continual readiness, and committee attendance.
  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics - This longitudinal rotation provides the resident the opportunity to participate in P&T meetings, prepare and present drug monographs, and prepare and present a guideline/SOP to the pharmacy department.
  • Quality - This longitudinal rotation allows the resident to actively participate in the management of the Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) database, the management of the Drug Information database, clinical meeting management, Webinar set up and the organization of Journal Byte journal clubs.


Select from the following to meet your interests and professional goals:

  • Trauma
  • Women's services
  • NICU
  • Repeat any of the original rotations to further develop skills
  • Others, as approved by the residency director

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Certifications in ACLS and PALS
  • Completing of the Colorado Pharmacy Residency Teaching Certificate Program
  • Precepting P4 Students
  • Newsletter Contribution
  • Management of the Adverse Drug Reaction and Drug Information Databases
  • Participation in key multidisciplinary health system committees
  • Development of operational skills through biweekly staffing

Residency Project

  • Design and complete a self-directed residency project suitable for presentation and publication that will be beneficial to the institution
  • One or more preceptors will serve as advisors for the project
  • Gain IRB approval for project
  • Present a poster at ASHP Clinical Midyear Conference
  • Present the residency project at the Western States Residency Conference
  • Complete manuscript for publications prior to completion of the residency

Contact Us

For questions about the pharmacy practice residency program at Memorial Hospital, please call the program director, at 719-365-1109.

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