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Pharmacy Residency Program

At Benefis, we provide a well-rounded residency experience. Residency rotations cover a broad group of potential experiences—residents have opportunities to try a variety of disciplines and make them their own. Our program is flexible and part of the year may be tailored to meet the interests of residents beyond the required rotations. Our leadership encourages residents to push themselves and to help grow the pharmacy practice. At the end of the residency, our goal is for residents to have the skills to confidently practice clinical pharmacy and be leaders among their peers.

This is your opportunity to join one of Montana’s most modern and progressive health systems. Our state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technologies make Benefis an exceptional working environment. Becker’s Hospital Review rated us as one of the 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare for six consecutive years, starting in 2014. In 2018, Forbes recognized Benefis Health System in its ranking of America’s Best Employers.

About the Residency Program

Learn more about the Benefis Pharmacy Residency Program.

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Resident Expectations

Learn more about the residency program expectations, requirements, and progression.

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Residency Preceptors

View the list of pharmacy residency preceptors and their corresponding rotations.

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Residency Rotations

Learn more about the required, elective, and longitudinal residency rotations.

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Application Process

  • Application deadline: First Monday in January.
  • There are three open resident positions to apply for.
  • Application materials: Letter of intent, Curriculum vitae, 3 letters of recommendation, official college transcripts, if applying from pass/fail school provide class rank.
  • All materials are submitted via PhORCAS.
  • Interviews: Late January/February.
  • Email the program contacts directly for specific information.

Pharmacy Department Mission Statement

To serve. Our mission to serve is fulfilled through a commitment to the following core principles:

  • We serve our patients by providing proficient, compassionate, patient-focused pharmaceutical care.
  • We serve each other by adhering faithfully to the code of conduct.
  • We serve other health care professionals by treating them as customers and ensuring that their needs are met within the context of good pharmacy practice.
  • We serve the hospital by fulfilling the vision, mission, and values of the institution, and by conducting its business in a fiscally responsible fashion.

Long Term Pharmacy Goals (2017-2022)

Population Health Management/Health-System Operations

  • Establish a clinical pharmacist service at West Campus for both Psychiatry and Rehabilitation.
  • Ensure that the pharmacy is actively working to adopt an opioid stewardship program.
  • Pursue the application of behavioral modification techniques as a means of improving antimicrobial prescribing.
  • Provide comprehensive transitions of care, including discharge medication reconciliation, for all patients.

Therapeutics

  • Incorporate precision medicine approaches, such as the use of pharmacogenomics, into patient care, with the aim of improving therapeutic selection, dosing, and patient outcomes.

Managing Medication Costs

  • Actively manage specialty medication use.
  • Consider health-system goals and payer goals in managing the cost of new medications.
  • Evaluate the site of care for high-cost medication administration, and transition patients to alternative sites of care when appropriate.

Regulatory Requirements

  • Employ a pharmacist as a medication safety and pharmacy compliance officer who ensures compliance with medication safety best-practices and pharmacy regulatory requirements.
  • Pursue a uniform system wide approach toward sterile-product quality.

Pharmacy Work Force

  • Incorporate students as productive members of the pharmacy team.
  • Professionalizing the pharmacy technician staff, identifying and acting on opportunities for job enrichment, career advancement, salary alignment with expanded responsibility, and fostering career longevity.