PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital Long Beach

MemorialCare Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital Long Beach offers a PGY-1 Pharmacy residency program in acute practice in a pediatric setting, which will include experiences in obstetrics.

PGY 1 Pediatric Residency

  • 2 resident positions
  • NMS code 301113

Important Dates

  • Virtual Open House:  November 16th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm
  • Residency Showcase at Seminar on Saturday November 12th, 2022
  • January 6, 2023 at 11:59 PM –Application deadline via PhORCAS
  • Dates from February 6-16th, 2023 – Interviews
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Overview
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital Long Beach
Program Purpose

Our PGY1 pharmacy residency program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for the medication needs of pediatric and maternity care patients.

Our Vision

Graduates of our program receive a wide variety of inpatient pharmacy training from experienced preceptors that make them clinical specialists and patient advocates who provide comprehensive and innovative pharmaceutical care to pediatric and obstetrical care patients in the acute care setting. Our graduates are confident, have a love of learning, and contribute to the pharmacy profession as clinical leaders, researchers, and administrators.  Many of our former residents are on staff and act as preceptors for the program.

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program provides the highly motivated new pharmacist with a foundation in hospital practice at a large free-standing children’s hospital with a well-established clinical pharmacy program. Our program also offers pharmacy training in high-risk obstetrics, our adult population. MemorialCare Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital Long Beach has been training PGY-1 residents since 2005, with a pause during the first 2 years of the pandemic. Our residency will re-apply for ASHP accreditation once we have matched 2023 residents, so currently the residency is considered pre-candidate status (no current resident).  

  • 2 resident positions
  • NMS code 301113
  • ASHP code 92978
Stipend and Benefits

The resident receives a yearly stipend of $50,000+. In addition, the resident receives a total of 24 days of paid time off (vacation, holidays, and sick leave) and time to attend educational meetings; health insurance is provided after 30 days of employment.

Rotation Information
Required Learning Experiences
  • Orientation – 4 weeks
  • Pediatric Intensive Care/Cardiothoracic Intensive Care – 6 weeks
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology – 5 weeks
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – 3 weeks
  • Emergency Department – 1 week
  • Transitions of Care – 4 weeks
  • Obstetrics –  3 weeks
  • Sterile Compounding – 1 week
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship – 2 weeks
  • Medication Safety – 2-3 weeks as a longitudinal experience
  • Drug Distribution – 3 weeks as a longitudinal experience
  • Administration – 2 weeks
  • General Pediatrics – 3 weeks
  • Teaching experience
  • Drug Information – 1 week
  • Staffing – 8-9 weeks as a longitudinal experience
Elective Learning Experiences
  • Investigational Drug Service – 1 week
  • Adult Medicine (LBMC) – 3 weeks

Residents will design and conduct a research project that will be presented at the Western States Conference. Residents will also complete a formal medication use evaluation and administrative longitudinal project.

Other projects completed by the residents as part of the program include: a new drug/drug class formulary review, an ACPE-accredited Continuing Education program to the pharmacist staff, educational programs/in-services to other healthcare members, journal clubs and other projects based on current department and hospital initiatives.

Residents will be active members of assigned multidisciplinary committees.

Clinical and Administrative Lectures

Lectures on pertinent clinical practice topics and administrative topics will be given to residents by the coordinators, directors, and clinical pharmacists throughout the residency year.

How to Apply
Application Requirements

Interested applicants must apply through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). Please provide the following via PhORCAS:

  • Completed application submitted on PhORCAS
  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three (3) References – reference writers should complete the standard reference form in the PhORCAS system. A separate “letter of recommendation” is not required.
Additional Information
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