Pharmacy Residency Program

Start Your Future in Pharmacy with Sanford

Sanford Health ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Residency Programs provide an opportunity to sharpen clinical skills, work as part of an interdisciplinary team and impact patient care.

Sanford Health pharmacy residents gain valuable leadership skills and teaching opportunities that can be applied in a variety of settings. Graduates of the program have successfully pursued positions as clinical managers, college faculty, department leaders, residency program directors and medication safety officers.

Sanford Health pharmacy residents are exposed to numerous patient populations with each site offering different learning experiences. The programs foster dedication to the profession of pharmacy, encourage residents to challenge themselves and broaden their experience - while participating in Sanford's environment of leadership, innovation and research.

Fargo Pharmacy Residencies

Welcome from the Directors

On behalf of our entire pharmacy team, we welcome you to consider Sanford Health Fargo for your future residency training. If you desire an environment that emphasizes the safety of every patient, evidence-based practice and close mentorship by a diverse group of expert pharmacists, we believe you will find our residency programs to be highly rewarding experiences both personally and professionally.

As the practice of pharmacy evolves and changes, we strive to provide experiences that shape residents into exemplary pharmacists capable of practicing at the top of their license. Rotations are highly customizable and are tailored to meet each individual’s needs and goals. Our program’s graduates have gone on to advance the practice of pharmacy in numerous settings and specialties here in Fargo and all over the country.

Our experienced preceptors are deeply invested in the success of the residents they train. The years of rapport built through our multidisciplinary teaching teams provides a setting of mutual respect ideal for the education of all disciplines. Rest assured that the time and effort you invest in residency will be met with unmatched mentorship and personalized learning with pharmacists passionate about their practice areas.

If an atmosphere dedicated to the work of health and healing for every patient is of interest to you, we encourage you to explore our materials and reach out to us at any time for more information. We are honored that you would consider Sanford Health Fargo to help you meet your future goals, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,

Carlina Grindeland, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS
Justin Jones, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP 
Monte Roemmich, PharmD, BCPS
Jocelyn Mohs, PharmD, BCOP

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Programs

Sanford Health in Fargo and its affiliated medical centers and clinics offer a variety of pharmacy residency positions each year.


Residency

Annual Positions

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Traditional

3

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Nontraditional

1

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Ambulatory Care Setting

1

PGY2 Pharmacy Residency, Critical Care

1

PGY2 Pharmacy Residency, Oncology

1


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Stipend and Benefits

Salary

  • PGY1 programs: $49,920
  • PGY2 programs: $54,920

Vacation, Holiday and Sick Leave
Residents are awarded 20 days of Allowed (paid) Time Away at the start of the residency program. These days include personal, professional and sick time.

Sanford recognizes three major holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day) and three minor holidays (Labor Day, Christmas Eve and Memorial Day). Residents may be required to staff scheduled holidays (up to one major and one minor holiday). The number of staffed holidays is program-specific. Holidays, whether staffed or off, do not count against Allowed Time Away.

Professional Meetings
PGY1 Residents are supported to attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, and PGY2 residents are supported to attend one annual meeting for the specialty area of their training. All residents are supported to attend the regional residency research conference. Funding is provided for approved travel expenses, such as airfare, hotel, registration and per diem. Residency program and pharmacy leadership consider additional professional travel requests on a case-by-case basis.

Insurance Benefits
Residents are eligible for medical, dental, vision and life insurance through their employment at Sanford Health.

Applications

Program Eligibility
Candidates must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Be an eligible graduate or graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy
  • Hold an active pharmacy license, or be eligible for licensure in North Dakota (and Minnesota for PGY1s only)

PGY2 candidates must additionally meet the following:

  • Be participating in or have completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency program or one in the ASHP accreditation process

Application Process
Residency applications are due January 10th of each year through PHORCAS, and must include:

  • Letter of interest (include clinical areas of interest and reason for pursuing residency)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • College transcript(s)
  • Three PHORCAS standardized reference forms

Offers for on-site interviews are extended in January following the application deadline.

All candidates must also register with the ASHP Resident Matching Program.

Please note: Individuals who have work authorization in the United States are welcome to apply. However, we are unable to sponsor work visas at this time.

Preceptors

Sanford Medical Center Fargo pharmacists are diverse in their training and interests. All have a passion to precept your residency training.


Residents

Newsletter

About Fargo

While the facilities and the people you will work with during training are impressive, the community where you will live is also enticing. Residents will work and live in a thriving, growing community in the Upper Midwest that provides a variety of retail, dining, musical, sporting events and outdoor activities.


Sioux Falls Pharmacy Residencies

Welcome from the Directors

We are excited that you are considering post-graduate training at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, SD! We currently offer three PGY-1 positions at Sanford USD Medical Center. Beginning in 2021, we will also be offering a PGY-2 in Pharmacogenomics based in Sioux Falls. At Sanford Health, pharmacists are an integral part of the interdisciplinary team in which we all work toward improving the human condition through exceptional care, spiritual enrichment, innovation and discovery. Our pharmacy department is highly committed to the patient-first philosophy focusing on patient safety and optimizing patient outcomes. Pharmacy residents are immersed in a collaborative environment that is rich in rewarding learning opportunities, which allows for significant personal and professional growth for the transition to clinical practice.

Our dedicated residency preceptor team, most of whom are residency trained and Board Certified, incorporate vast clinical experience in their area of expertise and passion for patient-centric care in their resident teaching and rotations. Our program offers a high preceptor-to-resident ratio, creating relationships based on respect and a mutual desire for learning. The PGY-1 program and rotations are tailored to each resident’s goals ensuring that the resident has a fulfilling residency year and is prepared to deliver high-quality patient care in an ever-changing healthcare landscape.

Expectations for resident performance are high and are met with an equally high degree of investment from preceptors, the Residency Program Coordinator and the Residency Program Director to ensure resident success. Residents are exposed to teaching and precepting pharmacy students through a close relationship with the South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy and are mentored by faculty and clinical pharmacists throughout the year.

We are grateful for your interest in our Sanford Health Sioux Falls programs and look forward to meeting you!

Sincerely,

Tyler Turek, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
Corrie Weiland, PharmD, BCPS
Natasha Petry, PharmD, BCACP

Letter to Applicant for Postgraduate Year One (PGY-1) – Pharmacy Residency at Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls
Letter to Applicant for Postgraduate Year Two (PGY-2) – Pharmacogenomics Pharmacy Residency at Sanford Imagenetics, Sioux Falls

Program Learning Opportunities

PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program
Required Experiences:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Critical Care
  • Anticoagulation
  • Medication Safety

Longitudinal Experiences:

  • Administration/Practice Management
  • Drug Information
  • Education
  • Service

Elective Experiences:

  • Nutrition
  • Nephrology/Transplant
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Neonatology
  • Ambulatory Anticoagulation Services
  • Pharmacogenomics

Additional required activities throughout the residency year:

  • Research project
  • Teaching certificate through South Dakota State University
  • Journal club

Our residents also participate in and contribute to our comprehensive pharmacy services:

  • Code, stroke and trauma response
  • Joint Class patient education
  • Penicillin skin testing
  • Perform drug formulary reviews and/or medication use evaluations
  • Education to other members of the healthcare team
  • Multidisciplinary organizational committees such as Medication Safety and P&T

View a brochure for Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) – Pharmacy Residency at Sanford USD Medical Center Sioux Falls.

PGY-2 Pharmacogenomics Residency Program 
Information to come. 

Preceptors

Sanford USD Medical Center PGY-1 preceptors are dedicated, passionate, life-long learners that are committed to teaching and excellence in patient-care.


Residents

About Sioux Falls

The Sioux Falls community offers big city experiences including entertainment, shopping, food, sports and recreation with the advantages of small town Midwestern values. Bordering Iowa and Minnesota, Sioux Falls is in the “Heart of America” and is conveniently located within a day’s drive of most major Midwestern cities.