Pharmacy Residency Program

Program Description

The Post Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) residency program at Adventist Health Bakersfield adopts the ASHP PGY-1 standards to provide a rich learning experience in advanced pharmacy practice. Residents in the PGY1 residency program at Adventist Health Bakersfield are provided opportunities to further develop competence in patient care, practice management, medication safety, and leadership.

Residents will strive to achieve both ASHP PGY1 objectives as well as personal goals they set at the beginning of their residency, in conjunction with caring preceptors. These goals and objectives will be achieved through completing a total of eight rotations lasting six weeks as well as longitudinal rotations completed over the course of the year. During each experience, residents will complete various activities pertaining to pharmacy practice, patient care, management, leadership and education.

Our residency program is tailored for the individual and emphasizes development of advanced pharmaceutical care skills. Residents completing their residency at Adventist Health Bakersfield will gain confidence in themselves and be prepared for the next steps in their pharmacy careers, whether it is to pursue clinic practice, become a pharmacy leader, and/or be a pharmacy educator.

Core Rotations:

  • Orientation
  • Internal medicine I
  • Infectious diseases
  • Internal medicine II
  • Critical care

Elective Rotations:

  • Emergency medicine
  • Advanced infectious diseases
  • Cardiology
  • Advanced critical care
  • Oncology
  • Medication safety
  • Transitions of Care at Kaiser Permanente

Longitudinal Rotations

  • Staffing
  • Research and project management
  • Teaching
  • Administration

Duration of Program: 1 year, full-time residency
Number of Positions Available: 2
Starting Date: July 5, 2023


Jay Joson, PharmD, APh, BCPS, BCMTMS
Multi-Site Clinical Coordinator
Residency Program Director
Adventist Health, Kern County