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Pharmacy Residency Program at Swedish Medical Center

Learn more about Swedish Medical Center's Pharmacy Residency Program, including how to apply, rotation requirements, salary and benefits.

Residency purpose statement

PGY1 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives. Residents who successfully complete PGY1 residency programs will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education, and be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e., BCPS), and pursue advanced education and training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies.

Program information


Duration/Type: 12 months (PGY1)

Number of positions: 1

Application deadline: January 5, 2024

Start Date: Late June/early July 2024

Meet our preceptors

Meet our current resident


Residency Program Director

Jason Detry, PharmD, BCCCP
Swedish Medical Center
Inpatient Pharmacy, Attn: Jason Detry
501 E Hampden Ave
Englewood, CO 80113

Required rotations

Required rotations are 4 weeks in duration while longitudinal rotations will span the duration of the residency year.

  • Orientation (July)
  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Cardiology
  • Medical/Cardiac ICU
  • Trauma ICU
  • Administration/Med Safety
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Academia
  • Staffing (longitudinal)
  • Research (longitudinal)

Elective rotations

Elective rotations are typically 4 weeks in duration. Residents will choose 3 electives.

  • Pediatrics (Off-site at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s in Uptown Denver)
  • Infectious Diseases Advanced Elective
  • Neuro Critical Care
  • Internal Medicine Advanced Elective
  • Critical Care Advanced Elective
  • Emergency Medicine Advanced Elective
  • General Neurology


The PGY1 residency program at Swedish Medical Center is closely affiliated with Regis School of Pharmacy and has a significant teaching emphasis. The resident will assist faculty in didactic lectures and group facilitation during a month long, focused academia rotation as well as longitudinally throughout the year. Residents will also be enrolled in a longitudinal Teaching Certificate Program through the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Residents may also assist in precepting PharmD students during rotations.

More information about Regis School of Pharmacy can be found here.

Service to the institution

The resident will be paired with a preceptor to oversee the staffing learning experience throughout the year. Residents will be expected to staff approximately every 3rd weekend. Weekend staffing will initially focus on order verification and distribution services in the main pharmacy and progress to staffing de-centralized areas based on resident interest. In addition, residents will staff an average of one 4-hour weekday evening shift (typically 1700-2100) every other week.

Overview of residency requirements

  • Research Project
  • Medication Use Evaluation
  • Drug class review, Drug Monograph, treatment guideline, or protocol (choose 1)
  • Grand Rounds presentation
  • Attendance and presentation of a longitudinal project at two regional/national conferences (typically ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Mountain States or Western States Conference)
  • Participation and completion of a teaching certificate program (See “Teaching”)

Salary and benefits

Salary: ~$48,700 for 2022-2023 year

Insurance: The resident is eligible for Medical/Dental/Vision insurance

PTO: The residency will accrue PTO throughout the year equating to a total of 20 days PTO. PTO is expected to be used for holidays, vacations, interviews, and sick time. No more than 5 days of PTO are allowed to be used during one learning experience without approval from the Residency Program Director.

Travel: Residents will be reimbursed for registration and travel costs associated with attendance to required conferences.

Resident is eligible to participate in 401k, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (purchase stock at 10% discount), consumer discount programs, and all other benefits offered to full time employees.

Application information

Interested applicants must be a PharmD graduate from an accredited college of pharmacy and be eligible for licensure in the state of Colorado. All required materials must be submitted through PhORCAS by the specified due date to be eligible for consideration.


  • Minimum GPA 3.0 or Pass for Pass/Fail schools
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official transcript from an accredited school of pharmacy
  • Letter of intent discussing why you are applying for residency at Swedish Medical Center and how it aligns with your personal and professional goals
    • Maximum length: 1 page (single-spaced), Font size 10-12 pts
    • Address to Dr. Jason Detry
  • Three letters of reference (using standard PhORCAS template)
    • At minimum 1 must be from a preceptor able to speak to your clinical performance
    • At minimum 1 must be from an employer (pharmacy or non-pharmacy related)

Interview process

Interview offers are extended by late January and on-site interviews will be conducted in February