This unique PGY1 Residency in an acute care setting is a collaborative program between Western University of Health Sciences, and St. Mary Medical Center (SMMC). SMMC is a 389-bed acute care teaching facility located in Long Beach, CA. The hospital is a Level 2 Trauma Center and provides an array of comprehensive services. The resident will primarily rotate through various inpatient practice settings at SMMC and will have the opportunity to select two elective rotations based on the resident’s interest. The PGY1 residency programs will provide an accelerated growth that will progress beyond an entry-level professional competency in patient-centered care and in pharmacy operational services. In addition, development of leadership skills will be emphasized throughout the residency experience.
The PGY1 residents will develop and master problem solving skills and decision-making skills under the guidance of a model practitioner. The training will enhance the resident clinical judgments, professional values, and sense of responsibilities toward the pharmacy profession. To assess these skills and values, the following competencies must be met: managing and improving the medication-use process; providing evidence-based patient-centered medication therapy management with the interdisciplinary team; exercising leadership and practice management; demonstrating project management skills; providing medication and practice-related education/training; and utilizing medical informatics.
Graduation from an ACPE-accredited institution; Be licensed/eligible for CA pharmacist licensure. Official Pharmacy School Transcript; 3 Letters of Recommendation; Letter of Intent; Curriculum Vitae [All materials to be submitted to PhORCAS®]
About PGY1 Acute Care
The Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy opened in 1996. The PharmD program prepares pharmacy professionals in a humanistic, interdisciplinary tradition to become competent, qualified practitioners. WesternU offers post-doctoral training programs in:
PGY1 Residencies: Acute Care, Ambulatory Care, Community Pharmacy, Geriatrics
PGY2 Residencies: Cardiology
Fellowships: Health Outcomes, Cardiology Outcomes, Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes
Post-doctoral trainees have the opportunity to participate in didactic and experiential teaching, as well as assist in the development of clinical skills with pharmacy students in all phases of pharmacy school. WesternU has an innovative block structure in the curriculum, which allows students to focus on one topic at a time, and for faculty (and other lecturers) to focus their teaching time. WesternU is a leader in providing interprofessional education and teaching evidence-based clinical practice – trainees will have a chance to participate in both. All Post-Doctoral Trainees will have the opportunity to get a Research and Teaching Certificate.
WesternU programs include 15 days paid time off, health insurance..., parking, $1000 travel stipend, and 403(b) with employer contribution. Post-doctoral trainees are provided a faculty appointment within the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration.