The solid organ transplant residency program provides the resident exposure to the pre-transplant evaluation process for transplant candidates as well as acute care and ambulatory management of transplant recipients. Early experiences will begin with a focus on management of specific organ transplant types alone (i.e. kidney, liver, pancreas, heart and lung). As a sound knowledge base of transplant therapeutics and familiarity with the University of Utah Health system is developed, the experience will begin to focus on becoming an independent pharmacist within the solid organ transplant team throughout the continuum of care while caring for multiple transplant types at one time. Additionally, the resident’s research project, staffing requirement and administrative experience will be ongoing throughout the year. Graduates of our residency program have gone on to careers in academia, clinical practice, research and the pharmaceutical industry.
Required Learning Experiences:
Inpatient Solid Organ Transplant:
Inpatient Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Service
Inpatient Liver Transplant Service
Inpatient Heart Transplant Service
Inpatient Lung Transplant Service
Outpatient Solid Organ Transplant:
Ambulatory Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Service
Ambulatory Liver Transplant Service
Ambulatory Heart Transplant Service
Ambulatory Lung Transplant Service
Residency Project (longitudinal, up to 12 months)
Service Requirement – Transplant Specific (longitudinal, up to 12 months)
Elective Learning Experience:
Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant (Primary Children’s Hospital)
The resident will present a minimum of 3 formal presentations
Candidates must graduate from an ACPE-accredited pharmacy program with a doctor of pharmacy degree (or equivalent combination of education and clinical experience) with a minimum GPA of 3.1 on a 4.0 scale. Residents must have completed an accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program. Applicants must be eligible for Utah licensure and are expected to obtain licensure as a pharmacist in Utah within the first 90 days of the start of the program year.
About University of Utah Health
University of Utah Health is an academic medical center that encompasses 4 hospitals and 13 Community Health Centers with progressive pharmacy services supporting collaborative teams. UUH has won top 10 Vizient quality awards for 10 years in a row. UUH is a level 1 trauma center with 6 ICUs serving a 5 state region with a wide variety of rotation opportunities in acute and critical care. Huntsman Cancer Hospital is NCCN and NCI designated facility with acute, ambulatory care, and infusion services. The health system offers primary care, specialty clinic services, and a regional network that leads to over 2million visits a year. The Drug Information, Investigational Drug, and Pharmacy Informatics Services at UUH are models of advanced practice. UUH serves as a primary site for the University of Utah College of Pharmacy students; the relationship between the college and UUH provides numerous teaching, precepting and research opportunities for all staff.
Salt Lake City offers four season outdoor recreation including hiking and skiing at 7 ski resorts within 45 minutes from the hospital, and Utah boasts the best snow on Earth. Residents enjoy a range of sporting and cultural events both on and off campus, and quick trips to Utah’s 5 national parks.