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Learning Experiences

Residents receive two 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. Residents will also complete longitudinal experiences in medical emergency response, formulary management, operational staffing, and completion of a teaching certificate. Each resident selects three elective rotations, four weeks in length. A research project is required to be completed during the program year. Residents are assigned a total of four weeks of project time dedicated to finishing the assigned program components, completing pharmacy operations experiences, and attending ASHP Mid-Year Clinical Meeting during the month of December.

Required Rotations

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

Electives (choose three)

  • Acute Care Anticoagulation
  • Advanced Pain Management
  • Critical Care II
  • Drug Use Management
  • Emergency Medicine II
  • Pediatrics/NICU
  • Medication Safety
  • Nephrology & Anemia Management
  • Pharmacy Informatics


  • Formulary Management
  • Emergency Response
  • Research Project
  • Service Project (optional)
  • Staffing (every third weekend)
  • Teaching Certificate

Staffing Component

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

Teaching Certificate Program

Residents will have the opportunity to complete an online teaching certificate administered through the 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.

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency conducted by Kaweah Health in Visalia, California has an accredited status with ASHP.