Purpose Statement

The PGY-1 pharmacy residency program builds on a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and strives to help our residents achieve their full potential as clinicians and educators. The focus of MountainView Hospital’s PGY-1 pharmacy residency is to provide each resident with a broad range of pharmacy experiences tailored to meet each individual resident's needs and interests. This is accomplished through core learning experiences, at least one elective experience, and a variety of longitudinal experiences spanning the entire year. After completion, residents will be eligible for board certification and post-graduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Pharmacy Department

Residents will work alongside more than 30 professional 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 involved with the P&T process,receive ACLS training to join in the Code Blue response teams, andparticipate in the clinical pharmacist consult services. Clinical pharmacy services include managing aminoglycoside, vancomycin, warfarin, and TPN dosing/monitoring. They will be working with over 300 medical residents in ten specialties from the Sunrise Health System Graduate Medical Education Consortium.

In the future, our department looks to continue our commitment to excellent patient care as MountainView continues to expand in order to meet the needs of the community.

Core rotations

  • Administration/Management
  • Central Services
  • Medical ICU (MICU)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Oncology
  • Surgical ICU (CTICU/NSICU)

Elective rotations

  • Academia
  • Advanced Core Rotations
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Central Services, Overnight
  • Critical Care, Evenings
  • Neonatal ICU (NICU)
  • Transitions of Care

Longitudinal experiences

  • Leadership, Project Management, and Professional Development
  • Research
  • Staffing
  • Public Speaking and Education
  • Teaching Certificate Program (Optional)

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
  • Food stipend


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

Qualification and application process

Applications are accepted through PHORCAS™.

All requirements must be completed by the application deadline of January 4 and should be submitted via the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS™).

Prospective residents are required to submit:
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Letter of intent
  • Official college of pharmacy transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation
Residency candidate requirements:
  • U.S. Citizenship/permanent resident status
  • Graduate of an ACPE Accredited College of Pharmacy or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)
  • Eligible for NV Licensure

Program Leadership

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

  • Education: University of Hawaii at Hilo
  • Training: PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Trinity Hospital
  • Email: Pavlin Dimitrov
Pavlin Dimitrov, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP

Renee Castillo, Pharm.D., BCCCP
PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program Coordinator

  • Education: University of California, San Francisco
  • Training: PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at UCI Medical Center and PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Critical Care at University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
  • Email: Renee Castillo
Renee Castillo, Pharm.D., BCCCP

Stephen Chromi, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP
Director of Pharmacy

  • Education: University of Georgia
  • Training: PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System
  • Email: Stephen Chromi
Stephen Chromi, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP