at Long Beach Medical Center
MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center offers an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program and also a PGY2 in Pharmacy Administration.
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 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.
We are recognized in California and nationally by pharmacy schools, pharmacists, and hospital administrators as a premier acute care pharmacy residency training program. 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 adult 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, educators, and administrators.
The PGY1 pharmacy residency is focused on providing direct patient care to a broad range of patient populations in the acute care setting. In addition, this residency provides longitudinal opportunities to gain management and leadership experience in various medication safety, medication use and other medication-related department initiatives. Our residents obtain teaching experience through formal lectures to pharmacists and other healthcare providers, in-services to the health care team during multidisciplinary rounds and by co-precepting pharmacy students on rotations at our medical center.4 resident positions
NMS Code: 140313
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.
The resident will have clinical rotations in the areas of:
During each rotation, the resident will be responsible for serving as a member of the healthcare team and providing care to patients by participation in multidisciplinary patient care rounds, dosing and monitoring pharmacy-regulated therapies, and involvement with cardiopulmonary emergencies. In providing pharmaceutical care to patients, the specific pharmacy-regulated therapies the resident will be involved with include:
During orientation at the beginning of the residency program, residents will receive pharmacokinetic training. Emphasis will be placed on the resident’s understanding of:
In addition, the resident will gain experience in providing sophisticated, computer-assisted consultation on difficult-to-interpret patient drug therapy problems.
Other rotations include:
Elective rotations include
Residents will design and conduct a research project that will be presented at the Western States Conference.
Other projects completed by the residents as part of the program include: drug formulary reviews, medication-use evaluations, 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.
Interested applicants must apply through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). Please provide the following via PhORCAS:
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