Pharmacy Residency Program

Program Description

The PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Adventist Health Glendale is an ASHP accredited program designed to provide a solid foundation in acute patient care, pharmacy administration and professional leadership. The residency program helps pharmacy residents build the skills required for providing contemporary pharmaceutical care in a diverse population of patients.

Residents will gain experience in comprehensive pharmacy services and will be granted prescribing privileges under physician-driven protocols in various areas of inpatient care, including parenteral nutrition, anticoagulation and infectious disease. In addition, the resident will gain valuable experience in pharmacy administration by actively participating in projects such as policy development, medication use evaluation, medication safety implementation, adverse drug event reporting and committee involvement. Residents will also have teaching opportunities among pharmacy students, pharmacists, nursing and physicians.

Our residency program is tailored for the individual and emphasizes development of advanced pharmaceutical care skills. After orientation to the department, the resident begins a series of 2-6 week rotation blocks and other longitudinal learning experiences designed to meet the goals and objectives of an ASHP-accredited, pharmacy residency program.

Core Rotations

  • Orientation
  • Critical care
  • General medicine
  • Clinical pharmacy services
    • Nutrition support, anticoagulation, pharmacokinetics, infectious disease
  • Transition of care (emergency medicine, discharge pharmacy, outpatient pharmacy)
  • Anticoagulation clinic
  • IV and sterile compounding

Elective Rotations

  • Nephrology
  • Informatics
  • Advanced critical care
  • Advanced infectious diseases
  • Oncology
  • Cardiology
  • Behavioral medicine
  • Teaching certificate
  • Customized rotation

Longitudinal Rotations

  • Pharmacy management
  • Pharmacy operations
  • Project and research management
  • Pharmacy education services

Description of available rotations


  • Competitive salary
  • Insurance benefits (health, dental, vision, life insurance)
  • Earned time accrual (paid leave)
  • Office space with laptop
  • Travel/CE stipend

Additional Details

  • 515-bed modern, high-tech hospital
  • New acute towers
  • Computerized physician order entry
  • Electronic medical record/charting
  • Medication barcoding

Comprehensive Key Services

  • Advanced Surgical Program
  • Cancer Services
  • Heart & Vascular Institute
  • Neuroscience Institute
  • Orthopedic and Spine Institutes

Duration of Program: 1 year, full-time residency

Number of Positions Available: 4

Starting Date: Late June - Early July

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