The PGY1 Community Practice with the emphasis in Specialty Pharmacy Services residency is in candidate status by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

The resident will develop the knowledge, attitude, and skills necessary to become an advanced pharmaceutical care practitioner, with specialized training in specialty pharmacy. The program is structured to suit the individual needs of the resident and to provide an environment of quality training and pharmaceutical care.

The PGY1 program offers residents a variety of choices for elective rotations, providing for an engaging and diverse year of learning experiences. With a wide array of PGY2 programs, there is an enhanced opportunity for subsequent postgraduate training.

    Post Graduate Year One (PGY1)

    Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Goals

    • Provide personalized pharmaceutical care services to promote ethical, caring, and patient focused outcomes in the community pharmacy setting.
    • Function competently and in partnership with other providers.
    • Enhance proficiency in written and verbal communication.
    • Cultivate organizational and management skills to fulfill both academic and clinical practice requirements.
    • Develop leadership skills.
    • Provide appropriate consultation.
    • Gain meaningful experience in the academic environment.
    • Become competent in healthcare-related research.

    Resident Responsiblities

    • Patient care related activities such as medication therapy. management, face-to-face patient interaction in ambulatory clinics
    • Adverse Drug Reaction, Clinical Intervention and Proactive Risk Assessment reporting.
    • Completion of all residency goals as Achieved in PharmAcademic
    • Completion of Teaching Certificate Program.
    • Mentorship for student professional organizations.
    • Education presentations for various healthcare providers.
    • Completion of a formal research project, including a written manuscript and presentation at Western States Conference, or comparable national/local setting.
    • Completion of staffing requirement at the specialty pharmacy.
    • Provide immunizations at LLUH affiliated health clinic.
    • Contribution of an article to the Department of Pharmacy Newsletter.
    • Completion of Business Plan.
    • Completion of Quality Improvement Project.

    Required and Elective Learning Experiences


    • Hematology/Oncology I,II (6 weeks)
    • Pharmacy Administration & Leadership (6 weeks)
    • Specialty Pharmacy Operations (6 weeks)
    • Infectious Diseases (5 weeks)
    • Inflammatory Diseases (6 weeks)
    • Preventative Medicine & Community Outreach (longitudinal)
    • Medication Therapy Management (MTM) (longitudinal) 
    • Staffing (longitudinal)


    Choose one for six weeks:

    • Stem Cell Transplant
    • Pediatric Oncology Clinic

    Teaching Certificate Program

    Residents will participate in the Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy Teaching Certificate Program. The goal of the program is to provide participants the experience and guidance necessary to understand and apply current strategies in pharmacy education. In order to earn the certificate, each participant must meet the following requirements:

    1. Attend the teaching seminars.
    2. Teach a minimum of one didactic lecture (one hour minimum.)
    3. Engage in a longitudinal teaching experience in the PY3 curriculum which includes developing and leading case discussions.
    4. Deliver one in-service to multi-disciplinary team.
    5. Present one poster at a professional meeting.
    6. Develop a teaching dossier.
    7. In addition, the resident will give one hour of accredited education to pharmacists.

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