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Pharmacy Residency

Our Program

Benefits:

  • Stipend: starting at $41,000
  • Health Care benefit package
  • Paid time off
  • Discount meals
  • Travel allowance
  • Onsite childcare available
  • Onsite fitness center
  • 15 days PTO/Holiday

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program at Parkview Medical Center builds on the 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 program will develop well-rounded, independent, competent clinical pharmacists who are prepared to practice pharmacy. The resident will be prepared to precept students and, in the future, function as a residency preceptor.

The Program provides an environment of learning and training designed to advance the practice of post-graduate pharmacists. The resident will develop knowledge and skills in direct patient care with experiences in both acute and ambulatory care settings, teaching, and research. Additionally the resident will be mentored in the development of pharmacy leadership skills that will serve the graduate well in a variety of integrated health care systems. It is the overarching goal of the program for the graduate to develop into a future leader in pharmacy practice by giving them the knowledge, confidence, and skills necessary to further the field of pharmacy.

Our program is a 12-month postgraduate curriculum that offers experiences in broad areas of pharmacy practice. Learning experiences are available in anticoagulation, internal medicine, critical care, cardiology, nutrition support, antimicrobial stewardship and administration. Residents present in-services, case presentations and journal clubs.  They are assigned projects based off the administration experience and required to do one major research project.  During orientation and the staffing experience the resident will be exposed to pharmacokinetics, drug information, pediatrics, behavioral health, oncology, medication management, medication safety, emergency medicine and trauma.  Residents will gain the necessary experience and develop critical thinking skills needed to move forward in the ever changing world of pharmacy practice.

The program is based on six outcome measures:

  • Understand all aspects of the medication use process
  • Providing evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy using an interdisciplinary approach
  • Demonstrate proficiency in providing pharmaceutical care for various patient populations
  • Participate in pharmacy practice leadership activities to advance the profession
  • Educate patients and health care providers on effective and safe drug use
  • Incorporate medical informatics into the medication use process

The residency program is designed to build a strong knowledge base aimed at developing a skilled and competent practitioner. Required elements of the program include completing a major research project, patient education, student mentoring, providing pharmacy services, and developing leadership and communication skills and completing the required learning experiences. Upon successful completion of the program, residents will be awarded a program certificate.

Details on Parkview

Parkview

Parkview Medical Center remains one of only two large community hospitals that continue to operate independently in Colorado. It is a nationally recognized award-winning 350 acute-care bed Hospital. Parkview Medical Center provides a full range of healthcare services to include the region’s only certified and verified Level II Trauma Center as well as the region’s first certified Stroke Center. Parkview’s service area includes Pueblo County and 14 surrounding counties, which together represent 370,000 total lives. Learn more about Parkview.

Pharmacy Residency Preceptors

Melissa Balizan

Melissa Balizan
Pharmacy Operations Manager

Sarah Boardman

Sarah Boardman
Clinical/Staff Pharmacist

Mandy Bradign

Mandy Bradigan
Clinical/Staff Pharmacist

Aaron Griffin

Aaron Griffin
Clinical/Staff Pharmacist

Greg Meier

Greg Meier
Clinical/Staff Pharmacist

Matt Thielbar

Matt Thielbar
Pharmacy Clinical Manager

Lisa Clodfelter

Lisa Clodfelter
Clinical/Staff Pharmacist

Geri Weinstein

Geri Weinstein
Clinical/Staff Pharmacist

Kyle

Kyle Caldwell
Clinical/Staff Pharmacist

First Year of Pharmacy Residents 2016

Krista Sanchez

Krista Sanchez

My name is Krista Sanchez, and I am originally from Pueblo. I received a Bachelor of Science in Biology at CSU-Pueblo, I then attended the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy to obtain my Pharm.D. I have previously worked at Parkview Medical Center, starting as a pharmacy technician in 2010, and working as a pharmacy intern while in pharmacy school. I have a 10 year old Yorkie named Coco, who means the world to me. My hobbies include painting, reading, baking, and finding new projects to take on via Pinterest. I also love going to haunted houses and watching a good scary movie or The Walking Dead on a Sunday night. I enjoy various aspects of pharmacy and medicine, but I have a passion for infectious disease and hope to be involved with the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, eventually. Providing the best patient care I can at all times is my priority, and I can't wait to join the wonderful staff at Parkview Medical Center to work together to improve the health of the community!

Leticia RitzLeticia Ritz

My name is Leticia Ritz. I was born in Madrid, Spain and lived in the Los Angeles area until I was 25. I went to UCLA for my undergrad and majored in Biochem. I then moved to Fort Collins, Co for my Masters in Toxicology. After this I decided to attend Regis University for Pharmacy School in Denver. I am married and have a 13 month old daughter named Kennedy, we call her Kit for short. In my free time (which I really don't have much of thanks to my daughter) I like to read and sleep. My husband is an archaeologist for the BLM in Canon City. We are both very excited to start this new chapter in Pueblo! Also I love candy :)

Melissa Balizan

Pharmacy Operations Manager
Residency Program Director
719.584.4880
Pharmacy Department - 6th Floor

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