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PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency

Full Circle health has been offering a PGY-1 Community Based residency since 2018. The pharmacy resident works in the 340-B pharmacy yet has direct patient access to the primary care and specialty clinics offered by Full Circle Health.  The advantage of our program is that all of these electives required learning experience can be attained within our two main pharmacies at our clinics.

Full Circle Health is the largest and longest standing physician training program in the state of Idaho.  The entire organization is committed to training primary care physicians for future practice.  Incorporated into this is the Clinical Pharmacy staff and the 340-B dispensing pharmacy providing medications to our patients.  As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), we provide care to underserved patients in the community and have expanded patient care activities into a variety of areas.  The location of our dispensing pharmacy in relationship to the primary care areas allows the Pharmacy Resident ready access to these patients. The specialty patients that we care for include HIV, Hep C, refugee, dermatologic and rheumatologic patients, LGTBQ, transgender, as well as the more traditional patients in the ambulatory care clinics with an emphasis on diabetes, congestive heart failure, COPD, asthma and assisting with patient that are transitioning care.

Curriculum

The learning experiences required in the curriculum consists of one block rotation that is the Orientation learning experience.  During this time the resident is oriented to the Full Circle Health System, the 340-B Pharmacy and all the additional required learning experiences.  These learning experiences include:

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Patient Centered Dispensing
  • HIV
  • Administration Management
  • 340 -B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Refugee Clinic
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Projects
  • Specialty Care: Dermatology, Rheumatology, rural HIV patient management

Elective Learning Experiences include (but are not limited to):

  • Women’s Health
  • Transgender Care LGTBQ Management
  • Medication Assisted Drug therapy management.
  • Geriatrics
  • Psychiatry

Clinical Locations

The PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident is primarily located at our 2 core patient care sites: Raymond Street clinic and Emerald Street Clinic. These two sites are the approved practice areas by ASHP.  Full Circle Health’s other sites that the resident may see patients include Idaho Clinic, Nampa Clinic, Caldwell Clinic and Kuna Clinic.

Faculty

Core Faculty

Roger Hefflinger, PharmD

Pharmacy Residency Program Director

Roger Hefflinger, PharmD. Graduated from University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy in 1986 then completed a clinical pharmacy residency also at the University of Nebraska. He joined Idaho State University College of Pharmacy in 1987 as a Boise Idaho (Treasure Valley) based faculty member and initially had a service commitment to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center providing expertise in Nutritional Support and Intensive care unit medicine. In 1991 he switched service commitment joining the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho (FMRI) now Full Circle Health. Presently he has a joint affiliation with Full Circle Health and the College of Pharmacy. The Family Medicine Residency is a 40-resident physician, 50 faculty physician program with an emphasis on training the MD for rural practice. 

Dr. Hefflinger has structured his educational experiences to provide pharmacy students and physicians with both in-patient and out-patient drug information, pharmaceutical care, and direct patient care management. His interest areas include Pain, Asthma, CAD, Infectious disease, heart failure, pharmacy cost containment strategies, and ambulatory medication management.  Dr. Hefflinger contributes significantly to the regional continuing educational needs of physicians, pharmacists and mid level practitioners.

Parker Brown, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist

Dr. Parker Brown graduated from Idaho State University College of Pharmacy 2013. He started his pharmacy experience in retail with Walmart for 4 years before getting the opportunity to move to a 340b pharmacy at what is now Full Circle Health. He came over part time, which also led him to work at some of the local psychiatric hospitals in town. For 3 years he was able to work with a multitude of patients at both places. In 2016 he was moved to a full time Clinical Pharmacist, a new position at Full Circle Health, and where he currently is working.

Current roles include instructing residents, DM pt, helping the current year pharmacy resident, and pushing clinical pharmacy across the organization. In his off time, you can find him at the lake or in the mountains wake surfing, or skiing.

Leili Izadi, PharmD

Head Pharmacist - Emerald / 340B Pharmacist

Dr. Leili Izadi grew up in Mashad, Iran, and graduated from School of Engineering with a degree in chemical engineering in 1998. Shortly after marrying her husband, Javad, she moved to America in 2005 to join him here in Idaho. Even though she was still learning the ins-and-outs of a new country and new culture, she began working in the Walmart pharmacy as a technician in 2006 and Started taking classes in Idaho State University she graduated from Idaho State University School of Pharmacy in 2012. Leili continued to work in the Walmart pharmacy as staff pharmacist until 2019 when she took up the position at Full Circle Health. Leili loves helping her patients and she knew immediately that Full Circle Health would be the perfect place to foster an environment to serve her community.

Alex Lipscomb, PharmD

Clinical HIV Pharmacist

Photo of Alex Lipscomb in graduate robes and diploma

Dr. Alex Lipscomb graduated from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in Athens, GA, in 2021 and the Full Circle Health PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency in 2022. After his residency he stayed on with Full Circle Health as the Clinical Pharmacist for the Wellness Center and Emerald Clinic. Alex takes pride in serving the underserved through Full Circle Health and providing guidance for new residents moving through the PGY1 program. When he isn’t working in the clinics, he likes to explore his city finding all the best spots for coffee, music, skating, and more. He enjoys hiking, photography, sneaker collecting, and pretending to know everything about vinyl records, but most of all he loves spending time with his partner, Emily, and his cat, Coco.

Jared Moore, PharmD

Director of Pharmacy Operations

Dr. Jared Moore was born and raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Dr. Moore graduated from Idaho State University College of Pharmacy in 2012. After graduation he worked at Shopko and Costco as a community pharmacist before joining Full Circle Health in 2016. He became the Director of Pharmacy Services in 2021.

His professional areas of interest include improving the patient experience through excellent customer service, building a diverse and talented pharmacy team, and finding new ways to generate revenue to fuel the mission of Full Circle Health. Outside of work he enjoys reading, biking, studying languages, travelling, stand-up comedy, and coaching his kid’s sports teams.

Affiliate Faculty:

Dora Aguayo, PharmD

Head Pharmacist - Nampa

Dr. Dora Aguayo was born in Durango, Mexico. Her family moved to the United States when she was five years old. She grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho and began her undergraduate career at the College of Southern Idaho. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology with Health Care emphasis from Idaho State University and later graduated from the College of Pharmacy at Idaho State University. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and black lab.

Glenda Carr, PharmD

Clinical Associate Professor - ISU

Dr. Glenda Carr received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Montana in 2000. She completed her post graduate residency year 1 training at the VA Connecticut Health Care System and her post graduate residency year 2 specializing in ambulatory care at the William S Middleton VA Medical Center. She joined Idaho State University College of Pharmacy in 2002 and has been providing disease state management services to patients in various FQHC clinics. Dr. Carr joined the Full Circle Health team in 2021. Her professional interests include interprofessional education and curricular development. During her free time, you can find her watching any type of sporting event, preparing for an adventure, or sweeping a stone with her curling team.

Dave Hachey, PharmD

Clinical Professor - ISU

Dr. Dave Hachey graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1998 where he earned his PharmD and completed a residency and fellowship in Family Medicine at Idaho State University in 2000. Currently, he is a professor at Idaho State University Kasiska College of Health Professions in the Department of Family Medicine where he manages a federally-funded program that provides care for patients living with HIV in eastern Idaho.

Matthew Kaiser, PharmD

Head Pharmacist - Meridian

Dr. Matthew (Matt) Kaiser first entered the pharmacy world at age 14 in a small independent pharmacy in North Dakota where he grew up. He went on to complete his undergraduate studies at North Dakota State University followed by his Doctorate of Pharmacy at the University of Montana. He went on to work as a staff pharmacist, pharmacy manager, and clinical services manager in 3 different states before landing in Idaho (ironically, his wife’s job in potatoes are what brought them here). Matt and his wife Katelynn enjoy traveling and hockey, especially traveling FOR hockey. Matt is the pharmacy supervisor at Full Circle Health’s Meridian Pharmacy.

Current Residents

Alyssa Perry, PharmD

Pharmacy Resident Class of 2023-2024

Coming Soon…

Resident Life

The program is run by Family Medicine residents under the guidance and support of their faculty; please note that our Pharmacy Resident will be included into all the professional and social activities that are offered. A committee will be elected who act as a liaison between the FM residents and faculty as a whole. There is also dedicated funding and didactic time provided by the residency.

PSYCHOLOGICAL

  • Employee Assistance Program
  • ACMS Programs: Physician Vitality Program, free confidential counseling services, several free hosted events throughout the year
  • Free wellness and career coaching with Dr. Schneider leader of St. Luke's Physician Wellness Program
  • Narrative medicine: longitudinal didactic and extracurricular experiences supporting resident reflection on stories of illness and the training process
  • Memorial Service: offered annually at the end of the academic year to honor deaths within our community and space to grieve
SOCIAL
  • Mentoring: all residents are paired with a faculty member throughout residency for professional guidance and to help with the transition into residency and a new city.
  • Retreats: There is an annual retreat in August to McCall, Idaho which includes the entire residency. Additionally, protected time each year is provided for individual class retreats.
  • Events: several organized family friendly social events throughout the year, often paired with ACMS. Regular book club gatherings. Multiple informal gatherings (mountain bike lessons, cross country ski lessons, trivia nights, relay teams, rec sports teams).
  • Opportunities to connect with local medical advocacy groups.
  • Cultural offerings at large in Boise: Boise Art Museum, Music (Knitting Factory, Neurolux, Treefort Music Fest) Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Ballet Idaho, Boise Philharmonic, The Morrison Center, Idaho Steelheads Hockey team, Boise State college athletics, grab a pint at one of the many breweries or sip at one of the many local wineries, and enjoy more dining, shopping, and art in Downtown Boise.
PHYSICAL
  • Funding for $75.00 per resident, per year, for purchase of wellness equipment (skis, shoes, dinner, childcare, etc.)
  • FMREI: An ever-expanding collection of rentable gear that Full Circle Health owns that is free to all residents (snowshoes, paddleboards, tubes, yard games, coolers, etc.).
  • Protected time for medical, behavioral, and dental appointments
  • Outdoor recreation is an important part of the Boise lifestyle. The Boise River courses through the heart of town, bordered by the Greenbelt path. The Ridge to Rivers Trail System boasts over 85 miles of maintained trails for biking/hiking/running. Excellent nordic and downhill skiing can be experienced at Bogus Basin, just 18 miles from town. Additional skiing at Brundage Mountain, Tamarack Resort, and Sun Valley is less than three hours away. Hiking, camping, and backcountry skiing are popular in the nearby Sawtooth, White Cloud, Smoky, and Boulder Mountains. Kayaking, rafting and fishing opportunities also abound with the city in close proximity to the Boise, Payette, Salmon, and Snake Rivers. Rock-climbing and mountaineering opportunities await at the City of Rocks and Sawtooths.

Community

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Community Ada County Medical Society (ACMS) is a local group who provides various opportunities to connect with the greater medical community and beyond. Click here for education and recreational opportunities.

Recreation Outdoor recreation is an important part of the Boise lifestyle. The Boise River courses through the heart of the city and is bordered by the Greenbelt bike and walking path that runs from Lucky Peak Reservoir to Eagle Island State Park. Boise was voted the “#1 mountain biking town” by Bike and Mountain Bike magazines. The Ridge to Rivers Trail System boasts over 85 miles of maintained trails for walking and riding. Excellent nordic and downhill skiing can be experienced at Bogus Basin, just 18 miles from the center of town and very popular with the locals for its inexpensive season pass (under $250). Additional skiing at Brundage Mountain, Tamarack Resort, and Sun Valley is less than three hours away. Hiking, camping, and backcountry skiing are popular in the nearby Sawtooth, White Cloud, Smoky, and Boulder Mountains

Kayaking, rafting and fishing opportunities also abound with the city in close proximity to the Boise, Payette, Salmon, and Snake Rivers. Idaho in general has many premier whitewater rafting and kayaking river systems, with the Payette River system less than one hour from town. The Payette offers everything from beginner runs to Class 5 whitewater. The several forks of world famous Salmon River and the Hell’s Canyon section of the Snake River are popular for multi-day trips, as are the stunning desert gorges of the Bruneau, Jarbridge and Owyhee Rivers south of Boise.

Rock-climbing enthusiasts can easily access the local basalt crag known as the Black Cliffs just east of town. Amazing granite routes in the City of Rocks and the Sawtooth Mountains are both less than four hours by car. Mountaineering opportunities also abound in the state, with many excellent routes in the Seven Devils, Sawtooths, White Clouds, Boulders, and Lost River ranges, to name a few.

But you don't need to leave town to find something fun to do. Boise has a vital city center that offers musical entertainment, theatre, opera, good food and shopping. Tubing the cool Boise River during the hot summer months is a popular pastime. The extensive park system, including the Boise Greenbelt, is home to multiple city sports leagues and festivals. The parks and river provide refuge without ever leaving the city.

Applicants

Full Circle Health PGY-1 Community Based Residency is incorporated into the ASHP Match program. Our application deadline is January 31, 2024 and we evaluate candidates and invite them for interviews shortly thereafter.

Candidates Must:

  • Possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy
  • Eligible for Idaho Licensure

Full Circle Health’s Pharmacy program will be participating in the Resident Matching Program and The Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS™).
Residency candidates must participate in the Resident Matching Program and PhORCAS™.

Prospective residents are required to submit the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official Transcript
  • Three personalized letters of recommendation
  • Letter of Intent

Submit all requirements to PhORCAS™ by January 31st of each year.
Potential candidates will be invited for an on-site or scheduled Zoom interview.

Please direct any questions to: RogerHefflinger@fullcircleidaho.org

Graduates

Brandi Guidry, PharmD

Class of 2022-2023

Current Job: PGY-2 Residency Oregon Health Sciences

Alex Lipscomb, PharmD

Class of 2021-2022

Current Job: Clinical HIV Pharmacist – Full Circle Health

Kelly Segal, PharmD

Class of 2020-2021

Current Job: Clinical Pharmacist – University of Rochester in Cardiology and Gender Health

Kaysie Murdock, PharmD

Class of 2019-2020

Current Job: Clinical Oncology Pharmacist in Northern Idaho

Nick Wood, PharmD

Class of 2018-2019

Current Job: Clinical Pharmacist in Oregon