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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 began in 2016. The purpose of the program is to 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 residency program offers experiences in broad areas of pharmacy practice. Learning opportunities are available in pharmacokinetics, drug information, internal medicine, critical care, cardiology, pediatrics, behavioral health, medication management, medication safety, emergency medicine, trauma, and administration. Residents present in-services, journal clubs and prepare a major project. The residency goal is to develop future leaders in pharmacy practice by giving them the knowledge, confidence and skills necessary to further the field of pharmacy.

Qualifications/requirements:

  • Graduated from an accredited school of pharmacy with PharmD
  • Eligibility for Colorado Licensure
  • Letter of interest in our program and why you have chosen to do a residency/personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation,
  • College transcript
  • Participation in PhORCAS-completed application packet

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

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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