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Purpose Statement

The Kaweah Health Medical Center PGY1 pharmacy residency program builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives. Residents who successfully complete PGY1 residency programs will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership and education, and be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e. BCPS), and pursue advanced education and training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies.

Kaweah Health Medical Center is a community-based teaching hospital committed to producing PGY1 trained clinical pharmacists that exhibit the core characteristics of leadership, evidence-based practice, and service to the community. The PGY1 residency will train pharmacists in professional practice and management activities where they will gain in-depth experience leading to advanced practice skills and knowledge of the integration of hospital pharmacy services with the comprehensive needs of individual practice settings. Upon completion, residents will be prepared to practice as a general clinical practitioner in an acute care setting or pursue further focused specialized training (PGY2/fellowship).

Competency Areas

  • Patient care
  • Advancing practice and improving patient care
  • Leadership and management
  • Teaching, education, and dissemination of knowledge
  • Management of medical emergencies
  • Teaching and learning