Purpose Statement

PGY-1 pharmacy residency programs build 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 (PGY-2) pharmacy residency training. The focus of MountainView Hospital’s PGY-1 pharmacy residency is to provide each resident with a broad range of pharmacy experience tailored to the meet individual resident's needs and interests. This is accomplished through core learning experiences that are several weeks each, at least one elective experience that will be several weeks, and longitudinal experiences spanning the entire year.

Pharmacy Department

Residents will work alongside 33 professional staff and 23 non-professional staff in a decentralized model, and will be mentored by Board Certified preceptors in a variety of specialized practice areas.

Residents will be extensively involved with the P&T process, will receive ACLS training to join in the Code Blue response teams, and will participate in the clinical pharmacist consult service, managing aminoglycoside, vancomycin, warfarin, and TPN dosing/monitoring, all while working with over 140 physicians in five specialties from the Sunrise Health System Graduate Medical Education Consortium.

In the future, our department looks to continue our commitment to excellence in patient care as MountainView expands to include continual additions in various services to meet the needs of the community.

Core Rotations

  • Transitions of Care
  • Central Services
  • Medical ICU (MICU)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neonatal ICU (NICU)
  • Oncology
  • Surgical/Neurosurgical ICU (SICU/NSICU)

Elective Rotations

  • Advanced Core Rotation
  • Emergency Medicine & Trauma (via Sunrise Hospital)
  • Health Policy (via HCA Corporate Office)
  • Administration / Management
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Pediatric ICU (via Sunrise Hospital)
  • Research

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Medication Use Evaluation
  • Research
  • Staffing
  • Teaching Certificate Program Offered

Additional Program Benefits

  • ACLS training
  • Paid travel and registration for at least one pharmacy residency conference
  • Teaching certificate program offered through Roseman University College of Pharmacy


  • One original research project related to pharmacy practice is required
  • Data will be presented at a pharmacy residency conference
  • Manuscript preparation suitable for publication

Program Leadership

Stephen Chromi, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP
PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director

Pavlin Dimitrov, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP
PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program Coordinator