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Pharmacy Residency Program at PVH

Pharmacy residency location:
Poudre Valley Hospital
Department of Pharmacy
1024 South Lemay Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80537

Residency program director:
Gina Harper, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical coordinator and residency program director
Phone: 970-495-8047

About Poudre Valley Hospital

Poudre Valley Hospital (PVH) located in Fort Collins, Colorado, is a proud member of the University of Colorado Health family.

PVH is a 270-bed regional medical center offering a wide array of treatments, surgeries, and diagnostic tests in more than three dozen medical specialties and is one of the most respected community hospitals in the United States. PVH specializes in orthopedic surgery, neuroscience, cancer, bariatric weight-loss surgery and women and family services for residents of northern Colorado, southern Wyoming and western Nebraska.

The program manual includes an overview of the requirements, expectations and responsibilities of pharmacy residents at PVH.


Learning experiences are completed at Poudre Valley Hospital, with the exceptions of Trauma at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland and Ambulatory Care at the Family Medicine Center, located across the street from the hospital.

Orientation (4 weeks)

Required Learning Experiences (6 weeks each)

  • Critical Care
  • Family Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit/Pediatrics
  • Oncology
  • Trauma, at Medical Center of the Rockies

Optional Learning Experiences, two to be completed (4 weeks each)

  • Academic Rotation
  • Administration
  • Ambulatory Care
  • In depth version of a required rotation
  • Others, as available and approved by the program director

Longitudinal Learning Experiences (Throughout)

  • Ambulatory Care, weekly half-day clinics at the Family Medicine Center
  • Major Residency Project
  • Drug Information
  • Presentations: patient cases or journal club with each rotation
  • Medication Safety
    • Adverse Drug Reactions
    • Medication Errors
  • Formulary Management
    • Formulary Committee
    • P"T
    • Prepare monograph
    • P"T Newsletter
    • Medication Use Evaluation

Concentrated (One time)

  • University of Wyoming, School of Pharmacy lecture
  • 9 News Health Fair (as available)
  • Brown Bag, Aspen Club (as available)
  • Oncology fair night (as available)

Required staffing

Service commitment

  • Staffing every other weekend, 8.5 hours per day, varying shift times
  • One summer and one winter holiday

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