Kern Medical’s PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency is designed to provide a solid foundation in acute and ambulatory pharmaceutical care, drug policy development and professional leadership.
Core rotations include experience in critical care, internal medicine, hospital administration, ambulatory care and infectious disease. Elective options include oncology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and emergency medicine.
The resident receives experience in comprehensive pharmacy services and is granted prescribing privileges under physician-driven protocols in various areas including inpatient and ambulatory care. The resident also gains experience in Adverse Drug Reaction-Med Error reporting; pharmacokinetic service; a fully computerized pharmacy with scan technology and Pyxis; pharmacist-run clinics such as diabetes, anticoagulation, hypertension, psychiatry, HIV and pharmacotherapy; as well as teaching responsibilities for pharmacy students and medical residents.
Providing excellent care for our patients through medication management is our goal. We currently employ seven residency-trained clinical pharmacists, most of whom hold multiple board certifications (including BCPS, BCACP, BCOP, CGP, CDE, and BC-ADM), who will serve as your preceptors during your clinical rotations. These clinical pharmacists are 100-percent dedicated to clinical services and education of pharmacy residents, students and staff, as well as medical and nursing staff.
Kern Medical, with its vast resources of clinical material and research opportunities, provides comprehensive academic training to its pharmacy residents. In addition to our Traditional Residency (12-month), we have a unique Non-Traditional Residency offered over 48 months, in which the resident works as staff at full pharmacist salary three-fourths of the time and one-fourth of the time in residency rotation.
- Two weeks’ vacation with 10 paid holidays
- Medical-Dental-Vision insurance
- Meals while at the hospital
- One week paid education leave with expenses paid for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists or California Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting and Western States Residency Conference
Pharmacy Residency Manual
Pharmacy Residency Brochure