Pharmacy Residency

Our Program


  • 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 purpose of the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Parkview Medical Center is to build 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 PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Parkview Medical Center is an ASHP-accredited, 12 month, full-time postgraduate program that offers experiences with diverse patient populations, a variety of disease states, and a range of patient problems.  The program provides an environment that is supportive of learning and training for the resident to achieve the purpose, goals, and objectives of the residency program and to progress over the course of the residency to be more efficient, effective, and able to work independently in providing direct patient care.  The resident will develop knowledge and skills in four primary competency areas:

  • Patient Care
  • Advancing Practice and Improving Patient Care
  • Leadership and Management
  • Teaching, Education, and Dissemination of Knowledge

Required learning experiences include:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship I
  • Inpatient Anticoagulation
  • Outpatient Anticoagulation
  • Nutrition Support
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Staffing
  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Major Project

Elective learning experiences include:

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship II

Details on Parkview


Parkview Medical Center is one of only two large, independent community hospitals in Colorado.  With 350 acute care beds, Parkview serves Pueblo and 14 surrounding counties (about 370,000 total lives).  Parkview is the region’s only certified and verified Level II Trauma Center as well as the region’s first certified Stroke Center. Learn more about Parkview.

Pharmacy Residency Preceptors

Our Residents

Michael CernoiaCourtney McBride

Dr. Courtney McBride is originally from Opelika, Alabama. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from Auburn University, and her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Colorado. Prior to receiving her doctorate, she worked as a certified pharmacy technician in Alabama, and as a pharmacy intern at multiple Centura Health locations in Colorado. Dr. McBride’s professional interests include anticoagulation and emergency medicine. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog, Jupiter, hiking, attending concerts, experiencing new adventures, and traveling. Courtney is thrilled to join the Parkview team as a PGY1 resident and begin serving her new community. 

Haroon Mesdaq

Natalie Paulsen

Natalie Paulsen is from Willow Springs, IL, a southwest suburb of Chicago. She completed her pharmacy prerequisites at Eastern Illinois University and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy in Downers Grove, IL. During pharmacy school, she was employed as a pharmacy intern at an independent specialty pharmacy in Lombard, IL. In her free time, she enjoys biking, hiking, spending time with her family, and exploring new places. She admires the autonomy and value of the pharmacist in a multidisciplinary setting. She is eager to explore various professional areas while developing into a versatile pharmacist as part of the PGY-1 Residency Program experience. Through patience, compassion, and motivation to help others, she is excited to contribute to the team effort and serve as the provider of choice at Parkview Health System.