About Us

Guthrie works with the communities we serve to help each person attain optimal, life-long health and well-being. We will do so by providing integrated, clinically-advanced services that prevent, diagnose and treat disease, within an environment of compassion, learning and discovery.

We strive to offer a resident centered, academic atmosphere while providing effective, safe and high quality care. 

The Postgraduate Year 1 pharmacy practice residency builds on pharmacy doctorate education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, and who are eligible for board certification and PGY2 residency training. 

PGY1 pharmacy residents at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital take on the role of clinical pharmacists and provide care to patients in a variety of patient care settings under the guidance of skilled preceptors. Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital is a community teaching hospital licensed for approximately 267 acute care beds where pharmacy department members are an important member of the healthcare team. Residents grow exponentially in their clinical skills with direct engagement in patient care, teaching, project management, medication use policy and evaluation. Leadership opportunities exist within the training program. The program places an emphasis on the provision of pharmaceutical care in many patient care areas and teaching health care practitioners. 

Upon completion, residents will be self-directed learners possessing clinical competence, leadership and professional skills while exhibiting the confidence to excel in diverse practice environments.