The University of Wyoming Family Medicine Residency Program and School of Pharmacy, in conjunction with the 12th Street Clinic/Healthcare for the Homeless, are pleased to offer two PGY1 pharmacy residency positions.  Major areas of emphasis for the pharmacy residency include ambulatory care and teaching, and we are one of the few residencies based almost entirely in a clinic setting.

The pharmacy residents work collaboratively with faculty physicians, medical residents, and other healthcare providers. Pharmacists are involved clinically in medication therapy management, anticoagulation, diabetes, asthma/COPD, pain management, and geriatric team assessments, with the potential for more opportunities as developed by our faculty pharmacist and residents. 

One pharmacy resident is based out of the family medicine clinic, while the other resident is based out of the Healthcare for the Homeless clinic; however, both positions are well-integrated.  Both residents are involved in all aspects of a 340B medication dispensary and clinical pharmacy services at both sites.

All learning experiences occur longitudinally, throughout the residency, unless otherwise indicated.  There is plenty of room for flexibility and customization to resident interests.  Here is just a sampling of the learning experiences we offer:

  • Ambulatory Care Clinics — provide patient care in pharmacist-run anticoagulation, asthma/COPD, diabetes education, and CSI (controlled substance intervention) clinics
  • Family Practice Inpatient Service   (6 weeks blocked) — round with medical residents at Wyoming Medical Center, a community teaching hospital
  • New Clinical Service — design, implement, and assess a new pharmacy service at the clinic
  • Geriatric Service — round at local nursing homes, participate in geriatric assessment team
  • Drug Information — provide useful and timely information to medical providers, staff, and patients; become proficient at information mastery
  • Pharmacy Student Education — teach UW SOP students both didactically in Laramie and on rotation in Casper
  • Medical Resident Education — teach pharmacotherapy to family practice residents in many different ways: in conferences, clinics, rounds, and informally
  • Drug Policy Development — sit on the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee and participate in developing medication-related policies
  • Medication Use Evaluation — perform MUE to improve drug use within the family medicine residency
  • Residency Project — complete a project for presentation at the Western States Residency Conference, at the ASHP Midyear, and to faculty, residents, and staff
  • Practice Management — develop your personal philosophy of practice, leadership and communication skills, and become integrated into the profession
  • Self-evaluation — continually appraise your performance to improve yourself; receive frequent preceptor feedback as well
  • Service — work periodically in our on-site outpatient pharmacy (no evenings or weekends)

For questions regarding the pharmacy residency program or for more information, please contact Program Director Jaime Hornecker, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, at jmebob@uwyo.edu. Applications are due in Web Admit on January 15 every year.