Pharmacy Residency Program



Program Description

The PGY1 pharmacy residency program at Lovelace Medical Center - Downtown builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training. Our vision is to provide a rich learning environment dedicated to training drug therapy experts, offering opportunities in a range of specialty areas to develop residents who are ready to contribute at the highest level of clinical practice and continue to expand the role pharmacists. We aim to be nationally competitive in all aspects of our residency program. Among many benefits of completing this residency program, pharmacists may expect to become:

  • Competent and confident clinical practitioners emphasizing evidence-based medicine and providing compassionate, direct patient care as integral members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Skilled educators and dynamic leaders
  • Well-qualified, well-rounded practitioners who are: prepared to practice independently as a clinical pharmacist, eligible for board certification, and capable of pursuing advanced training (PGY2 or fellowship)

The Lovelace Medical Center Difference

  • Nationally recognized, award-winning facilities with cutting edge technology
  • Named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of 100 hospitals with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs
  • Onsite Heart Hospital of New Mexico at LMC is the leader for heart and vascular care in New Mexico and sets the standard for cardiac care

Pharmacy Residency Brochure

ASHP Residency Listing

Requirements & Benefits


All Applicants Must Have

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited college of pharmacy
  • Eligibility for New Mexico pharmacist licensure and obtained within 90 days of start date
  • US citizenship/legal residency

Applicants will be required to submit

  • Three letters of recommendation each from: - Advanced practice experience preceptor - Pharmacy faculty member - Pharmacy employer (or other health care related professional if never employed in pharmacy)
  • College of Pharmacy Transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of intent stating goals and interests


  • Stipend: $50,000
  • Medical, Vision, Dental
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday/Sick Leave
  • Licensure/Certification
  • Residents’ office with individual space and computer
  • Financial support for national and regional meetings, including ASHP Midyear and the Western States Resident Conference
  • Paid membership to NMSHP and ASHP
  • Electronic and print resources, including Lexicomp

Program Details


Required Rotations

  • Orientation
  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Infectious Diseases

Required Longitudinal Rotations

  • Resident Project
  • Staffing/Service Commitment
  • Pharmacy Practice Management

Electives Rotations May Include

  • Advanced Infectious Diseases
  • Administration and Leadership
  • Advanced Critical Care
  • Anticoagulation
  • Nutrition

Potential Resident Opportunities

  • ACLS cetification
  • SIDP Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate
  • Serve on hospital and department committees
  • On-site training: Rapid Sequence Intubation, Foundations of Critical Care Support and more

Additional opportunities with the UNM College of Pharmacy (UNM COP affiliation

  • Precepting at the UNM COP
  • Mentoring and precepting 4th year pharmacy interns
  • Teaching Certificate Program
  • Physicial Assessment Certification Program