Residency Program overview

UCHealth Memorial Hospital is located in Colorado Springs at the base of the Rocky Mountains and serves southern Colorado communities. Memorial is a Level I Trauma Center comprised of two campuses – Memorial Hospital Central and Memorial Hospital North – as well as several outlying clinical facilities throughout Colorado Springs.

Our PGY1 pharmacy residency program was started in 2004 and offers four PGY1 positions. We also offer two Post-Graduate Year 2 (PGY2) positions in Critical Care. The PGY1 and PGY2 programs are accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Our 12-month program offers an excellent opportunity for residents in acute care at a large community hospital.

Residency information

  • Duration/type: 12 months
  • Number of PGY1 positions: 4
  • Number of PGY2 positions: 2 critical care
  • Application deadline: January 1
  • PGY1 start date: June 19
  • PGY2 start date: July 3
  • PGY1 estimated stipend: $59,000
  • PGY2 estimated stipend: $61,000
  • Interview required: Yes

Residency special features

  • Fringe benefits: Health, hospital, dental, life, and disability insurance with paid time off, paid holidays, financial support for selected meetings.
  • Total beds: 671 (Central = 583 and North = 88)
  • Hospital type: Acute Care Community Hospital
  • Average daily census: 409
  • Site features: Part of the UCHealth health care system, Memorial Hospital, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been recognized nationally for quality, research, and outcomes. Memorial Hospital provides a challenging, well-rounded training environment with a focus on inpatient acute care. UCHealth Memorial Hospital is the official hospital of the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. We are a Level 1 Trauma Center, comprehensive stroke center, and an accredited ACC Chest Pain Center.

Contact us

For questions about the pharmacy practice residency program at UCHealth Memorial Hospital, please contact:

Angela Ricke, PharmD, BCPS
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Kate Taucher, PharmD, BCOP
PGY2 Oncology Residency Program Director
Email: [email protected]

Alyssa Douville, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program Director
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Kinsey Kowalski, PharmD, BCCCP
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Coordinator

Eric Brown, PharmD, BCCCP
PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program Coordinator

Ashley Weiss, PharmD, BCPS
PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program Coordinator