Long Beach Medical Center and Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach offer three ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency programs with a total of 7 positions and also a PGY2 in Pharmacy Administration.

Program Purpose

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build 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.

Our Vision

We are recognized in California and nationally by pharmacy schools, pharmacists, and hospital administrators as a premier acute care pharmacy resident training program for both adult and pediatric medicine. 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 adult patients in the acute care setting. Those residents we cannot hire are actively recruited by other institutions. Our graduates are confident, have a love of learning, and contribute to the pharmacy profession as clinical leaders, researchers, educators, and administrators.

PGY1 Residencies Offered

General Practice Residency

This general practice residency is primarily focused on the management of adult patients; additionally, residents will rotate through Pediatrics for 8 weeks. There is a specialized emphasis in clinical practice, drug information skills, and clinical pharmacokinetics. Also, the residents will complete clinical projects, new drug reviews and other P&T Committee-related activities, medication-use evaluations, and receive training in practice management concepts and principles.
4 resident positions
ASHP Code: 140313

Residency with an Emphasis in Pediatrics

Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach is a separately licensed hospital located on the same campus as Long Beach Medical Center. This residency provides experience in the management of adult patients similar to those offered through the general practice residency. In addition, residents in this program will have more exposure to pediatric patients, and their longitudinal experiences will be in pediatrics. This residency is geared towards residents who would like a general practice residency but also desire a focus in the management of pediatric patients.
3 resident positions
ASHP Code: 140325

Stipend and Benefits

The resident receives a yearly stipend of $47,800+. 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.