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General Information

Purpose Statement

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Pharm.D. education and outcomes to contribute to the development of a clinical pharmacist responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Kaweah Health Medical Center is a community-based teaching hospital committed to producing PGY1 trained clinical pharmacists that exhibit the core characteristics of leadership, evidenced-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 advance 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 independently as a general clinical practitioner in an acute care setting or pursue further specialized training.

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

Application Requirements

Benefits Overview

  • Stipend: $ 62,400
  • 10 paid vacation days
  • 8 paid holidays
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage beginning day 1 of the residency
  • Approved leave and travel reimbursement to attend CSHP Seminar, ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Western State Residency Conference
  • Up to $500 relocation assistance bonus
  • ACLS certification
  • Free parking
  • Office space with a dedicated computer

Learning Experiences

Residents receive 3 weeks of orientation before moving on to complete assigned rotations. Residents will complete four weeks each in Practice Management, Internal Medicine I, Internal Medicine II, Critical Care I, Emergency Medicine I, Pain Management, Ambulatory Care and Infectious Diseases as well as longitudinal experiences in medical emergency response, formulary management, operational staffing and completion of a teaching certificate. Each resident selects 3 elective rotations, 4 weeks in length. A research project is required to be completed during the program year. Residents are assigned a total of 4 weeks of project time dedicated to completing the components assigned during the program and to attendto ASHP Mid-Year Clinical Meeting during the month of December.

Required Rotations:

  • Pharmacy Orientation
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Critical Care I
  • Pain Management
  • Practice Management
  • Internal Medicine I and II
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Emergency Medicine I

Elective (Choose 3):

  • Critical Care II
  • Emergency Medicine II
  • Pediatrics
  • Anemia Management
  • Informatics
  • Advanced Pain and Palliative Care
  • Hospital Operations
  • Inpatient Anticoagulation
  • Drug Use Management


  • Formulary Management
  • Research Project
  • Staffing
  • Medical Emergency Response
  • Teaching Certificate Program

Staffing Component:

Residents will be required to complete staffing hours approximately every 3rd weekend beginning July of the program year.

Teaching Certificate Program:

Residents will have the opportunity to complete an online teaching certificate administered through American Society of Health System Pharmacists (AHSP). This program includes both online didactic video lectures and supplemental on-site discussion with current preceptors. Residents will complete a philosophy of teaching as well as participate in required teaching and preceptor experiences throughout the year to earn their teaching certificate by the end of the program year.