Residency Sites | Idaho Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency | Family Medicine Residency | Pharmacy Primary Care Residency | Geriatric Pharmacy Practice | Psychopharmacy Practice | Pharmacy Rural Ambulatory Primary Care | Adult Medicine Pharmacy Practice | Drug Information Residency | Family Medicine/Primary Care | Pharmacy Ambulatory Care Residency

Residency Sites

Residencies currently offered in Boise include Idaho Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency, and residencies in Pharmacy: Family Practice Residency Primary Care, Geriatrics, Rural Ambulatory Primary Care, Adult Medicine, Psychopharmacy.

Pocatello residencies include the Idaho Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency, Family Medicine and the following Pharmacy residencies: Ambulatory Care, Drug Information, Drug Utilization and Family Medicine.

Boise is the capital city and the largest metropolitan area in Idaho. About 260,000 people reside in the Boise metro area. It is known as the "City of Trees" and is transected by the Boise River and a greenbelt that includes a walking and biking path throughout the city.

Pocatello is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. The city of about 52,000 is located within a three-hour drive of, Sun Valley, Jackson Hole and the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.

Idaho Advanced Education in General Dentistry

Brian Crawford, DDS

The Idaho Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency operates from two clinical training sites, one in Pocatello and one in Boise.

The goal of the program includes increasing the knowledge and clinical skills of the general dentist beyond that achieved in the pre-doctoral education.

  • Each resident has the opportunity to tailor the program to his/her desires.
  • It is the goal of the program to have maximum resident exposure to all aspects of dentistry.
  • Residents will receive hands on training in diagnosis, oral surgery, dental implants, conscious sedation, endodontics, periodontics, removable prosthetics, restorative dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and fixed prosthodontics including full mouth rehabilitation and esthetic dentistry.
  • Residents have the opportunity to learn from many successful private practitioners. This helps them to develop their own personal dental philosophy and style by taking what they find useful from each practitioner and combining them together.

The eight residents in the program — four in Pocatello, four in Boise — receive:

  • an annual stipend in 12 monthly installments
  • eligibility for loan deferment and possible loan payment programs
  • health insurance
  • 15 days of paid vacation
  • paid continuing education
  • dental work on immediate family with no fee(except procedures requiring a lab fee)
  • possible humanitarian trip to Peru
  • Product demonstrations from supply representatives

Resident experiences include:

  • A four-week anesthesia rotation
  • Four days a week at an outpatient dental clinic
  • One day a week of didactics
  • a literature review every other week
  • Dental rotations
  • Rural rotations in Mud Lake and Terreton, Idaho, or Council, Idaho, at the Adams County Community Health Center (four day-trips)
  • Orthodontic rotation at a local orthodontist's office reviewing cases and having lectures over lunch
  • Serving on-call for one week at a time for the residency year

Family Medicine Residency

Jonathan Cree, MD

Whether delivering C-sections, utilizing advanced endoscopic techniques or performing ventilator management of comatose patients in ICU, this unique program prepares you for the multidisciplined expertise required for rural family practice.

Since our residency accepts only a limited number of applicants, each resident receives personal hands-on experience working directly with practicing specialists.

The ISU Family Medicine Residency's mission is to train physicians for successful rural family practice. The three-year program is a community-based, University-affiliated program,* designed to produce skilled, caring family practice physicians. The Residency trains 15 residents each year and is fully accredited by the ACGME. It is affiliated with the Portneuf Medical Center, which serves Pocatello and the surrounding communities.

The Family Medicine Residency provides a broad range of practice settings utilizing our busy local community hospital, university teaching hospitals for pediatrics, migrant farm worker outreach clinics, health department and affiliated rural family physician offices.

  • High volume obstetrical and procedural experience — expect 170 deliveries and 40 C-sections.
  • Promotion and guidance of academic pursuits in research and publication.
  • Emphasis on culturally appropriate care of the underserved population.

Residents in the Family Medicine Residency have the opportunity to participate a hands-on curriculum with plenty of procedures:

  • Endoscopy: flexible sigmoidoscopy, EGD, colonoscopy
  • GYN: colposcopy, LEEP, endometrial biopsy
  • Office: vasectomy, I&D, suturing, skin lesions
  • Inpatient: central lines, thoracentesis, paracentesis, ventilator care
  • Obstretrics: high volume with Cesarean sections
  • Pediatrics:
    • Inpatient in Boise
    • Pediatric ER in Salt Lake City, Utah
    • Pediatric precepting in FPC
    • Neonatal ICU / resuscitation
  • Practice Management: Family Practice Chief, didactics
  • Didactics
  • Research and writing for publication

*The Idaho State University residency is affiliated with the University of Utah and the University of Washington.

Pharmacy Primary Care Residency *

Barbara Mason, Pharm.D., FASHP

The specialty residency with the Ambulatory Care Service at the Boise VA is designed to train pharmacy practitioners in all major aspects of pharmaceutical services in a VA hospital, with emphasis on the clinical practice of pharmacy in the ambulatory care setting. The successful candidate will gain experience in, but not limited to:

  • Geriatrics
  • Interdisciplinary Team
  • Ambulatory Patient Services
  • Inpatient/Outpatient Drug Distribution and Control
  • Patient Education
  • Preceptoring Pharm.D. Students

The program conforms to the most current learning objectives for residency training in Primary Care published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

*ASHP Accredited

Geriatric Pharmacy Practice *

Sandra G. Jue, Pharm.D., FASHP

The Geriatric Pharmacy Practice residency, located at the Boise VA, is designed to develop skills to become an effective didactic and clinical educator, skilled clinician and scholar to benefit the elderly population.

The program is designed to prepare the resident to:

  • Develop skills and competency in delivering expert pharmaceutical care and consultation services to health care professionals and patients in long-term care settings.
  • Manage a decentralized satellite unit dose drug distribution system.
  • Complete original research, problem-solving exercise, or development/enhancement or evaluation of some aspect of geriatric pharmacy services.
  • *ASHP Accredited

Psychopharmacy Practice

Rex S. Lott, Pharm.D.

The Psychopharmacy Residency Program is designed to train pharmacy practitioners in all major aspects of pharmaceutical psychopharmacy practice.

The resident will gain experience in:

  • Impatient Adult Psychiatric Care
  • Decentralized inpatient staffing
  • Pharmacy Administrative Functions and Institutional Drug Use
  • Clinical pharmacy projects such as DUR and staff development

The residency is located at the Psychiatry Department at the Boise VA with a 15-bed acute inpatient unit, a four-bed extended stay program for PTSD and a residential substance abuse treatment program.

Pharmacy Rural Ambulatory Primary Care

Roger Hefflinger, Pharm.D.

This residency is designed to place residents into a rotational setting of introduction, and then provide a longitudinal exposure during the second-half of the year.

The resident's 2,000 hours of instruction include:

  • Ambulatory Pharmaceutical Care Services
  • Pediatric Medicine
  • Family Practice Medicine
  • Clinical Pharmacy Rounds
  • Physician/Allied Health/Pharmacist Education
  • Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting

Clinical training sites include Boise Family Practice Medical Center of Idaho, Inc., Terry Reilly Health Systems, Nampa and Caldwell Clinics, all within 20 miles of the greater Boise area.

Adult Medicine Pharmacy Practice

Karl Madaras-Kelly, Pharm.D.

Held at the Boise VAMC, this residency is designed for residents who desire involvement in providing comprehensive clinical pharmacy services and management of institutional drug distribution to adult medicine patients. Working at both the Boise VA and St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, the resident will gain knowledge in areas including:

  • Inpatient Adult Medicine
  • ICU Adult Medicine
  • Emergency Department Adult Medicine
  • Decentralized Inpatient Staffing
  • Pharmacy Administrative Functions

Drug Information Residency

Catherine Heyneman, Pharm.D., MS

The Idaho State University College of Pharmacy offers a one-year residency in Drug Information in Pocatello. The successful candidate will gain experience in:

  • Provision of drug information and pharmaceutical care consultation services to health care professionals and patients
  • Preparation and publication of drug consults, drug information rounds articles and case studies
  • Drug information Web site development
  • Teaching first-year, nontraditional and third-year professional pharmacy students

The site provides pharmaceutical care consults and drug information to physicians, pharmacists and laypersons throughout the State of Idaho.

Family Medicine/Primary Care

Rex W. Force, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP

The resident provides inpatient and ambulatory care clinical pharmacy services to a Department of Family Medicine, Pocatello, that trains family physicians. Resident will gain experience in primary care pharmacy services including:

  • Anticoagulation
  • Hypertension
  • HIV
  • Smoking Cessation
  • DUR

Pharmacy residents participate in teaching and research.

Pharmacy Ambulatory Care Residency

Teddie Gould, MS, RPh, BCPS

Pocatello specialty residency affiliated with Idaho State University. Focus on:

  • Chronic management of diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Anticoagulation and more Site is community-based outpatient clinic of the Salt Lake City VA.


921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209