The primary purpose of the PGY-1 residency program at Desert Regional Medical Center (DRMC) is to train young practitioners to make an immediate impact on quality healthcare in the highly technical and rapidly changing acute care environment. Through progressive core rotations and resident tailored elective options, our residents are prepared to practice at a high level the minute they graduate. Quality healthcare is stressed through the advanced clinical pharmacy programs conducted at the site, which have led to over 35 poster and abstract presentations in just the last 5 years. Making DRMC unique is the ability to choose from a multitude of practice sites in which the resident can hone their clinical skills. As a program with over 25 years of history, the incoming resident will have the opportunity to practice in a 397 bed acute care hospital and affiliated ambulatory care medication management clinics. Additionally, DRMC has added an optional teaching certificate program with Loma Linda University Medical Center, which greatly enhances the resident’s involvement with Advance Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) students rounding at the site. Finally, DRMC prides itself on its close physician relationships, thus allowing the resident to make a significant impact on patient care.
The deadline for applications is December 31st. The Residency begins on the first week of July each year with a program length of 12 months. Requirements for acceptance into Desert Regional Medical Center's Residency Program include:
Applicant must be a recent graduate from an accredited school or college of pharmacy.
The applicant must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree.
The applicant must possess a valid California Intern license prior to employment.
The applicant must have a California Pharmacist license within 90 days of starting the program.
About Desert Regional Medical Center
Desert Regional Medical Center PGY-1 Acute Care Residency