Informatics PGY2 Residency

The Pharmacy Informatics resident will have the opportunity to work closely with the multidisciplinary teams providing informatics solutions for the University of New Mexico Health System. The resident will gain a foundation in Pharmacy Informatics that will enable them to work independently and lead projects for the health care system. Electives are offered to the resident in Physician, Nursing, and Clinical Information Technology to create a well-rounded understanding of health care informatics. By the completion of the program the resident will achieve an ASHP Pharmacy Informatics Certificate.

Required 4-week Rotation

  • Informatics Pharmacy Orientation
  • Pharmacy Orders Integration
  • Pharmacy IT Leadership and Management/Pharmacy Informatics Compliance
  • Pharmacy Automation Technology
  • Data Analytics and Reporting
  • Clinical Decision Support
  • Pump Library Management/Pump Integration
  • Project Management

Possible Elective Rotations

  • Physician Health Care Informatics
  • Information Technology Clinical Informatics
  • Population Health
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Medication Safety
  • Antibiotic Stewardship Informatics

Additional Residency Experiences

  • Staffing one weekend a month in a clinical staffing area
  • Volunteer faculty appointment at the UNM College of Pharmacy for didactic lectures and student precepting
  • Statistics for Pharmacy Residents

PGY2 Residency Benefits

As a PGY2 informatics resident, you'll receive:

  • Salary of about $53,000
  • Nine holidays, 10 vacation days, and up to 10 days of professional leave
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Registration and travel to attend two professional meetings per year

Live in New Mexico

Enjoy living in the warm Southwest, where it's sunny more than 300 days each year. You'll find ample opportunities for outdoor recreation, a thriving arts community and delicious local cuisine.

Requirements for PGY2 Residency Applicants

Apply for the PGY2 informatics residency if you:

  • Hold a doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree from an accredited school or college of pharmacy
  • Are eligible for New Mexico pharmacist licensure
  • Completed a PGY1 residency
  • UNM Hospital participates in the ASHP Resident Matching Program.

Contact Us

For more information, contact:

Lucas McGrath, B.S., PharmD
PGY-2 Informatics Residency Director
lkmcgrath@salud.unm.edu
Phone: 505-272-8227
Fax: 505-272-2037

Apply for a Pharmacy Residency

Apply online using PhORCAS (Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service). You'll need to submit:

  • Letter of intent describing your interests and goals
  • Curriculum vitae
  • College of pharmacy transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendations from health care professionals who can speak to your practice abilities

Application deadline is Jan. 4, 2021.

Onsite Interview

After we review your application, you may receive an invitation for an on-site interview. This interview is required for admission.

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