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PGY1 and PGY2 24-Month Pharmacotherapy Residency

Mission Statement:

We strive to prepare board-certified pharmacotherapy specialists with the skills needed to deliver comprehensive care in outpatient primary care and inpatient general medicine settings and effectively teach professional students and post-graduate trainees.

Program Description:

The Idaho State University Pharmacotherapy Residency is a two-year program jointly funded by the Departments of Pharmacy Practice and Family Medicine that provides clinical pharmacy services in both the inpatient and outpatient care settings. Pharmacotherapy residents participate in multidisciplinary rounds on the inpatient medicine service and work hand-in-hand with medical residents to provide therapeutic recommendations and improve patient outcomes. This residency is accredited with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Jordan Ferro, PharmD, BCPS
(208) 282-1233  |  jordanferro@isu.edu 

Program Structure

2022-2023 Residency Class


Orientation (2 weeks)

Business Plan (2 weeks)


Internal Medicine I and II (8 weeks each)

Internal Medicine III (4 weeks)

Pharmacotherapy I and II (8 weeks each)

Inpatient Pharmacy (8 weeks)

Emergency Medicine (4 weeks)

Pediatrics (4 weeks)

Pharmacotherapy-psych emphasis (4 weeks)

Critical Care (8 weeks)

Ambulatory Care (8 weeks)

Advanced Internal Medicine I (8 weeks)

Advanced Internal Medicine II (4 weeks)

Managed Care (12 weeks)

Electives (two 4 week blocks + 1 longitudinal)


Pharmacotherapy Clinic I and II (12 months each)

Residency Project I and II (12 months each)

Leadership and Professional Development (24 months)

Management (3 months)

Academia I and II (12 months each)

Patient Centered Dispensing (24 months)


Advanced Academia

  • Two 4 week blocks + one 6-month longitudinal
  • Electives are conditional on appropriate progression in the program
  • Residents may repeat any core learning experience as an elective opportunity


  • Health Benefits: Group life, health, dental and vision insurance coverage are available
  • ISU Tuition: Employees and spouses may enroll in university courses for a nominal fee, and many workshops and programs are offered at no charge to employees and their families.
  • Ten (10) days of paid leave per year
  • Fourteen (14) paid holidays
  • Financial assistance for professional meeting attendance
  • Approximately $50,000/year stipend

Training Sites

  • Health West ISU
  • Portneuf Medical Center
  • Bengal Pharmacy
  • MedImpact, Inc
  • ISU College of Pharmacy

Application Requirements

  • Completion of and ACPE-accredited PharmD program
  • Eligibility for licensure in Idaho
  • Official Pharmacy School transcripts
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Three (3) professional letters of reference
  • On-site interview
  • Participation in PhORCAS and the National Matching Service

Current Pharmacotherapy Residents

Professional head shot - dark top, ISU pin

Madeline Foster, PharmD, PGY2


Pharmacotherapy resident Harrison Hoskin's professional head shot

Harrison Hoskins, PharmD PGY1





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