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St. Mark's Hospital Pharmacy Residency Program

Situated within a Salt Lake City community hospital, our residency program offers an enriching and rigorous experience, shaping pharmacists into top-tier clinical professionals.

Nothing feels better than being on a team that cares for you like family

Join our tight-knit community hospital team and experience the pinnacle of healthcare innovation. With two dedicated residents and a stellar group of preceptors, you’ll receive unparalleled support and mentorship to nurture your pharmacy skills and grow as a healthcare professional.

Our hospital boasts a wide range of specialties, including orthopedics, advanced surgical procedures, cardiovascular medicine, NICU, women’s health, inpatient behavioral health and internal medicine.

With a history spanning over a century and a half, we continue to evolve to meet the ever-changing healthcare needs of our community.

Your journey to becoming a skilled and compassionate pharmacist begins here.

Apply now to be a part of our dynamic team and help us ensure our patients receive the care they need when they need it most.

Contact information

Residency Program Director: Jennifer Bishop, PharmD, BCPS


Current Resident: Taylor Brown, PharmD


University of Arizona | Tucson, Arizona

Current Resident: Evan Hawes, PharmD


University of Utah | Salt Lake City, Utah

St. Mark's Hospital Pharmacy Residency Program

Our postgraduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy practice residency is a 12-month program offered to two residents at St. Mark's in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is designed to provide the resident with the knowledge and experience required to face today's complex healthcare demands and the necessary skills to meet future practice challenges. Graduates of this program will be confident, self-directed learners who have acquired the leadership, teaching, and professional skills needed to excel in diverse practice environments.

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Learning experiences

Update learning experiences:

  • Cardiology
  • Central Patient Care
  • Critical Care
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Management
  • Medical/Nutrition
  • Electives:
    • Emergency Room
    • Additional time in existing rotations allowing for mastering subjects
    • More to be made based on the specific interests of the resident

Other professional development projects

  • Teaching Certificate Program
  • Poster presentation at Professional Clinical Meeting
  • Longitudinal project with presentation at a regional and HCA Healthcare residency conferences
  • Provide one hour of continuing education for pharmacists via USHP Resident CE Series
  • Journal club and topic discussions with pharmacy staff
  • Present to family practice medical resident's noon conference
  • Serve as a preceptor to pharmacy students from Roseman University and the University of Utah
  • Staffing requirement at least four shifts in a four-week scheduling period, one major holiday and one minor holiday

Application requirements

Qualifications to apply
Application requirements

Submit via PhORCAS:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GPA/Class Rankings*
  • Academic transcripts
  • Virtual interview

*CLASS RANKING or other performance-based indicator are required for any pharmacy school that does not offer a GPA. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure this requirement is met.


Phase 1 applications due: Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Virtual interviews conducted: Late January/early February

See National Matching Services for specific match dates.

About St. Mark’s Hospital

Discover the perfect balance of professional growth and natural beauty with us in Salt Lake City by joining a legacy of excellence in healthcare at St. Mark’s Hospital, the oldest hospital in Utah. Established in 1872 and recently expanded with a new tower in July 2023, our 325-bed facility stands as a symbol of unwavering commitment to our community's health. Nestled in the heart of Utah's Salt Lake Valley, St. Mark’s Hospital is the cornerstone of a thriving, upscale community. As part of HCA Healthcare’s MountainStar network of community hospitals, we offer the perfect environment for your PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency.

Epic® was implemented as our integrated electronic medical record in February 2013 to enhance our clinical excellence. Real–time clinical decision support tools such as VigiLanz® are utilized by the pharmacy staff to improve patient safety.

Our work is driven by a single mission: "Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life." We believe that a diverse healthcare workforce is crucial in providing the best care for all patients. By joining our PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program, you'll not only receive world-class training but also become an essential part of our mission to ensure that all voices and perspectives are heard and valued in healthcare. Your unique background and experiences will enrich our team and help us better meet the needs of our patients. Don't miss this opportunity to thrive in a breathtaking location and make a meaningful impact on patient care.


St. Mark's Hospital offers a competitive annual stipend, 401K contribution, paid time off, sick leave and vacation. Residents will also be offered dental, life and medical insurance. Approved travel expenses for attending ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting are covered by St. Mark's per travel and reimbursement policies.

Full-Time Benefits

St. Mark’s Hospital is part of the HCA Healthcare Family

St. Mark's Hospital is part of Nashville-based HCA Healthcare, which is one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services comprising 182 hospitals and approximately 2,300 ambulatory sites of care, including surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers, and physician clinics, in 20 states and the United Kingdom.

Almost 50 hospitals have a PGY1 residency with 12 also hosting a PGY2 program.

Read more about HCA Healthcare's pharmacy residency programs: Pharmacy Residency | HCA Healthcare

PGY1 program purpose

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.