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.
As many as one third of our admitted patients represent non-caucasian cultures, and Monument Health has been honored by the American Hospital Association for our efforts to reduce health care disparities based on differences such as race, ethnicity, language, and socio-economic condition.
Residents are full-time and benefit-eligible. Residents will conduct and present research as well as have an opportunity to receive a teaching certificate 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 January and February. Interested candidates should apply through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service. A full list of application requirements can be found on the ASHP Online Residency Directory.
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)
The PGY1 program accepts three residents each year who begin in late June. PGY1 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives. Residents who successfully complete PGY1 residency programs will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education, and be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e., BCPS), and pursue advanced education and training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies.Learn More
Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2)
Rapid City Hospital has two PGY2 residency programs: oncology and critical care. Each program accepts one resident who begins every July. PGY2 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency training to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives for advanced practice areas. Residents who successfully complete PGY2 residency programs are prepared for advanced patient care or other specialized positions, and board certification in the advanced practice area, if available.Learn More