Long Beach Medical Center offers a PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Practice Administration residency program. The program is designed to provide a broad experience in pharmacy administration, with specialized emphasis in financial analysis, inventory management, human resources, project management, formulary management, and sales and contracting. In addition, the resident participates in budget preparation, staff presentations, and receives training in management concepts and principles for the inpatient pharmacy department. Upon completion of the resident year, a certificate is awarded. One resident position is available.


The general desired outcomes of this residency are to accomplish the following:

  • Design, implement, and manage a safe and effective medication-use system.
  • Apply contemporary quality methodology to the management of pharmacy services.
  • Lead and manage the health system pharmacy’s human resources.
  • Manage the health system pharmacy financial performance within the context of the broader health system.
  • Leverage technology and automated systems to optimize the medication-use system.
  • Demonstrate personal leadership qualities and business acumen essential to operating effectively within the health system and advance the profession and practice of pharmacy.


There will be long and short term projects that will encompass all areas of the inpatient pharmacy. The resident is expected to present one major project at Western States Conference.


Jennifer Chang, PharmD, Executive Director of Inpatient Pharmacy Services, is responsible for the resident program, including the scheduling of activities and general supervision of the resident.

Selection of Applicants

One resident appointment will be made. Appointments are awarded on the basis of interest in management, leadership potential, and evidence of clinical knowledge. A PharmD degree is required; however, equivalent clinical experience may be acceptable in lieu of the PharmD degree. Completion of a first year residency or proof of equivalent clinical experience is required. The resident must be licensed to practice in California prior to the start of the residency.

To be considered for the PGY2 position, a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation should be submitted to the Executive Director of Inpatient Pharmacy Services.

Stipend and Benefits

The resident receives a yearly stipend of $71,000. In addition, the resident receives 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.

Accreditation Status

This PGY2 residency program is not ASHP-accredited.

Completed Applications or Requests for Additional Information Should be Directed to:

Jennifer Chang, PharmD
Executive Director, Inpatient Pharmacy 
Director of PGY2 Residency Program
2801 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90806