Pharmacy Residency Program

If you are interested in a residency program that will provide experience in a compassionate direct patient care setting, St. Rose Dominican is the place for you!

Application Process

Our residency program uses the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS), and we participate in the Resident Matching Program of the American Society of Health –system Pharmacists (ASHP).  If you would like to join our team, the following items are required:

  • A graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education accredited program
  • Be legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Completed application submitted via PhORCAS
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of intent describing the goals and interests for pursuing a residency program
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least one from a preceptor of a clinical rotation)
  • Official copy of college of pharmacy transcript

Application deadline (including all required documents) is January 2nd.  Selected candidates are required to participate in a virtual interview.

Number of Positions: 2

For additional information, please contact:

Lisa Krautstrunk, Program Coordinator
[email protected]
(702) 616-5774

Available Rotations

Our PGY-1 residency program provides you with experience in various areas of the hospital, including (rotations listed in bold are required):

  • Administration
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical ICU
  • Medication Safety 
  • Pediatrics/Neonatology
  • Public Health
  • Surgical ICU
  • Transition of Care
  • Women's Health

When you complete the residency program, you will be a proficient independent practitioner capable of providing broad pharmacotherapy knowledge to a multitude of acute care patient populations.

Program Requirements

Requirements for completion of the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program (the number of each item required is the minimum and is indicated in parenthesis):

  • Successfully obtain “Achieved for Residency” for all required residency goals and objectives
  • Completion of one major research project (1), including but not limited to:
    • Manuscript of project, which must be eligible for journal publishing
    • Presentation of research project at a regional residency conference, e.g., Western States
  • Completion of two medication use evaluations (2)
  • Completion of a drug monograph (1)
  • Completion of two brief articles for a newsletter (2)
  • Completion of a minimum of five formal journal article presentations (5)
  • Completion of a minimum of five formal patient case presentations/management conferences (5)
  • Presentation of a pharmacist continuing education seminar at a regional pharmacy conference (1)
  • Completion of two nursing in-services (2)
  • Completion of two community service activities (2)
  • Completion of weekend staffing: staff both Saturday and Sunday on an every-other-weekend basis from October – June

Pharmacist Bios

Pharmacists at Dignity Health are viewed as valued members of the health care team. Our pharmacists in the residency program have a diverse set of disciplines.

Pharmacist Bios

Current and Past Residents

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To participate in our PGY-1 pharmacy residency program, prospective candidates must have a PharmD degree from an accredited school of pharmacy. Residents must be licensed by the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy as an intern at the time of hire, or within 30 days if from out of state, and be licensed by the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacist by October 1st. Residents are required to schedule the NAPLEX and MPJE exams by July 1st.

Salary and Benefits

Our pharmacy residents are classified as full-time employees of Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican.

  • Estimated stipend: $45,000 (with no state income tax, the take home equivalent is about $47,000)
  • Benefits package includes health, vision, dental, and life insurance
  • Educational travel allowance and professional leave for meeting attendance
  • Free parking

Teaching Certificate

The Teaching Certificate Curriculum is available through Roseman University of Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy. The curriculum is designed to provide pharmacy residents with the knowledge and training necessary to provide education to various health care professionals.

The teaching certificate curriculum is optional. A preceptor will be assigned to the resident, and the preceptor will guide the resident throughout the curriculum. The curriculum is designed so it can be completed during the residency year.

Interested candidates will be required to submit an application. A selection committee will choose candidates from the pool of applications.