Career Opportunities Pharmacy Residency

Pharmacy Residency

Rapid City Hospital accepts residents for Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) and Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Pharmacy Residency Programs. PGY2 programs are in critical care and oncology. At the largest hospital in western South Dakota, our residents see a variety of patients and work with medical professionals across the entire spectrum of health care who are experts in their field. Rotations are diverse and meaningful, and preceptors work with residents to make sure the program meets their individual goals.

Residents are full-time and benefit-eligible. Residents will conduct and present research as well as have an opportunity to receive a teaching certificate through South Dakota State University and a leadership certificate. Our preceptors are experts in hospital pharmacy and numerous subspecialties. They are also active in research, leadership, community service, and pharmacy organizations including SDSHP, ASHP, and ACCP. Preceptors tailor the program to meet residents’ individual goals.

Our residents love working in the Black Hills, a mecca for outdoor recreation and beautiful scenery with many opportunities to experience nature and be active. See below for more information on our programs or how to apply.

How to Apply

All resident positions are offered through the ASHP Resident Matching Program. Applications are accepted from November through January, and applicants are selected for onsite interviews in February. Interested candidates should apply through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service.

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Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)

The PGY1 program accepts three residents each year who begin in late June. PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on 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.

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Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2)

Rapid City Hospital has two PGY2 residency programs: oncology and critical care. Each program accepts one resident who begins every June. PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification.

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About our Pharmacy

The department is composed of more than 100 pharmacy caregivers including 30 inpatient pharmacists.

Preceptors & Residents

Contact Us

For additional information, please contact Katie M. Hayes, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Pharmacist and Pharmacy Residency Program Director at khayes@regionalhealth.org.