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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
  • On-site childcare available
  • On-site fitness center
  • 15 days PTO / Holiday / Sick

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
Residency Program Director

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

Cesar Rodriguez

Cesar Rodriguez
Clinical/Staff Pharmacist

Krista Sanchez

Krista Sanchez
Clinical/Staff Pharmacist

Geri Weinstein

Geri Weinstein
Clinical/Staff Pharmacist

Kyle

Kyle Caldwell
Clinical/Staff Pharmacist

Our Residents

Emily MuellerEmily Mueller

Emily Mueller is a Colorado native who currently calls La Junta, Colorado, home. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Colorado State University, Fort Collins in Biological Science. Emily then pursued her Doctor of Pharmacy at University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She has been working in hospital pharmacy since 2015 and is thrilled to have the opportunity to give back to the community by joining Parkview’s care team as a PGY1 Resident.  Outside of pharmacy Emily enjoys helping on her family’s ranch and spending time with her husband and their six dogs.


Terra Sisson

Terra Sisson

Tera Sisson is a Pueblo native and is excited to be completing her PGY-1 Residency Program in her hometown. She obtained her Bachelor of Biology Degree at Colorado State University-Pueblo and her Doctorate of Pharmacy at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy. Tera had the opportunity to work as a pharmacy technician before becoming an intern at King Soopers Pharmacy. In her free time, she enjoys coaching gymnastics at her family’s gymnastics school, Nogare’s Gymnastics Academy. She also loves spending time with her family, fiancé and dogs, traveling and spending time outdoors. Tera is looking forward to working with the well-respected preceptors and health care team here at Parkview.

Melissa Balizan

Residency Program Director
719.584.4880

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