University of Colorado Hospital and University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy
ASHP Code # 82035
National Match Service (NMS) Code # 622976
The University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) is a 678-bed tertiary academic medical center on the Anschutz Medical Campus. The Transplant Center at UCHealth has been a leader in solid organ transplant since performing the first liver transplant in 1963. The care team provides multi-disciplinary care for kidney, pancreas, liver, lung, and heart transplant recipients. Additionally, the Transplant Center participates in several prospective, clinical trials on an annual basis.
This PGY2 residency is designed to develop competencies necessary for specialized practice in solid organ transplant pharmacotherapy. This PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Residency provides the resident advanced clinical training in both the inpatient and outpatient settings during all phases of transplant. PGY2 residents will be involved in teaching programs at the school of pharmacy, including didactic and clerkship teaching of PharmD students and PGY1 residents, as well as medical residents and fellows. A research project is required for successful completion of the residency. Residents will be involved with selection of specific research projects according to clinical interests. Residents should expect to gain experience in medical writing, statistical analysis and publishing. Upon completion of the residency, graduates will be prepared to practice as a solid organ transplant clinical pharmacy specialist in both the inpatient and outpatient settings or as academic faculty.
The inpatient and outpatient services of UCH provide the primary teaching sites for this program. Other rotation sites may include other hospitals in the Denver metro area offering unique learning experiences not available at UCH. Rotations are usually scheduled in one-month increments. Required clinical rotations include at least one month dedicated to each major organ transplant type for a total of at least 6 months of the following: Kidney Transplant Inpatient, Kidney Transplant Outpatient, Liver Transplant Inpatient, Liver Transplant Outpatient, Lung Transplant I & II, Heart Transplant I & II. Additional required rotations include Inpatient Transplant Surgery, Transplant Infectious Disease, and Histocompatibility (HLA) Laboratory. Potential elective rotations include Pediatric Transplant, Critical Care (CTICU, STICU or Medical ICU), HCV/HIV, Bone Marrow Transplant, and Cystic Fibrosis. Completion of the Colorado Pharmacy Residency Teaching Certificate program is required if completion of a similar program has not already been accomplished during a PGY1 program. Research certificate and leadership programs are also available to all residents.
Graduation from an ACPE-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy program, completion of a PGY1 residency, and eligibility for pharmacist licensure in Colorado are required for this PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Residency.
Graduation from an ACPE accredited Doctor of Pharmacy program; PGY1 residency; Licensure in Colorado
About Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences/University of Colorado Hospital
At the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, our faculty members are preparing the world’s future pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists through innovative learning and teaching. Our researchers are leading medical discoveries that advance science and improve health care. We’re enhancing culture and community through programs that reach urban and rural Coloradans. And our collaborations in research, patient care and community service are helping to ensure the health and wellness of Colorado and beyond. Nationally recognized for its leadership in pharmacy education and its strong commitment to developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body, the Skaggs School of Pharmacy has achieved many milestones in its 100-plus year history including being ranked in the top 20 percent of all schools of pharmacy in the country, and twelfth in the nation for total NIH funding. Located at the Anschutz Medical Campus, the University of Colorado is the only completely new education, research and patient care facility in the nation today.