The Western University Medical Center Residency Program is a general practice residency program in an ambulatory care setting. The resident will also have inpatient experiences through Olive View-UCLA, and Psych experience with a Psych Faculty. The purpose of the Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program is to educate pharmacy graduates to obtain the knowledge and skills needed to become competent in pharmacy practice. The residency program is designed to provide the resident with opportunities to conceptualize, integrate, and transform accumulated experiences and knowledge into improved drug therapy and patient outcomes. During pharmacy residency rotations, the resident participates in all aspects of patient medication use therapy including selection, assessment, monitoring, reconciliation, safety, and adherence. The resident will work as a part of the multidisciplinary team advising physicians, nurses, and patients on appropriate medication use; attending rounds and conferences; and providing lectures on drug therapy to medical, pharmacy, and nursing staff. Taking advantage of the university affiliation, the resident will participate in both the didactic and experiential teaching of Doctor of Pharmacy students at both Olive View-UCLA and Western University. Research experience will involved the completion of a major clinical project during the course of the residency year. Selection of the project is a joint effort between the resident, program director, and residency preceptors. The residency project is identified early in the year and a final report is required. The project will be presented at the Western Pharmacy Residency Conference in the Spring of the residency year. For More Information Please Visit http://www.westernu.edu/pharmacy/residency-fellowship
PGY 1 Pharmacy Residency with emphasis in Ambulatory Care Example Schedule
Mandatory Learning Experiences:
Orientation Block at WesternU
Patient Care Services
Olive-View-UCLA Medical Center
WesternU PCC Family Medicine Clinic
WesternU Patient Care Center Anticoagulation, MTM, and Medication Reconciliation Clinics
Western States Project
Medication Use Evaluation Project
Teaching and Leadership Certificate Series
Post-Doc Didactic Teaching Rotation
***Teaching will be longitudinal with experiences in both didactic teaching and experiential precepting depending on availability and scheduling
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 Ambulatory 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.