• The Loma Linda University PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program is seeking accreditation with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).  
  • The residents will develop the knowledge, attitude, and skills necessary to become an advanced pharmaceutical care practitioner. 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 training, education, and learning experiences in: comprehensive medication management, health and wellness, immunizations, transitions of care including medication reconciliation, business management, specialty pharmacy, and pharmacy hub services.   


  • Provide personalized pharmaceutical care services to promote ethical, caring, and patient focused outcomes in all settings
  • Function competently and in partnership with other providers 
  • Enhance proficiency in written and verbal communication skills
  • Enhance time management, organizational, and management skills to fulfill both academic and clinical practice requirements
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Provide appropriate consultation
  • Prepare and deliver effective lectures to pharmacy students and other health care professionals
  • Complete a formal research project 


  • Patient care related activities such medication therapy management, patient chart reviews, and providing drug information
  • Presentations such as journal clubs and in-services
  • Completion of Teaching Certificate Program
  • Participation with student professional organizations
  • Presenting a quarterly business review to pharmacy client(s)
  • Completion of a formal research project
  • Participate in community service events with the student professional organizations 
  • Give one hour of accredited continuing education to pharmacists


Resident enrolled in the PGY1 Community-Based Program will participate in the ASHP Teaching Certificate Program. The goal of the program is to provide participants the experience and guidance necessary to understand and apply current educational issues in pharmacy education.  In order to earn the certificate, each participant must meet the following requirements:

  1. Attend the teaching seminars
  2. Give a minimum of one didactic lecture (1 hr minimum)
  3. Engage in a longitudinal teaching experience in the PY3 curriculum which includes developing and leading case discussions
  4. Develop a teaching dossier
  5. Co-precept an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) or Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE), if assigned
  6. Develop a written statement of teaching philosophy


  • Pharmacy Management and Service
  • Clinical Pharmacy Services
  • Business Management and Finance
  • Data and Analytics


  • Pharmacy Hub Services, Pharmacy Benefits Investigation
  • Pharmacy Hub Services, Medical Benefits Investigation
  • Pharmacy Hub Services, Prior Authorizations
  • Pharmacy Hub Services, Co-pay Assistance
  • Transitions of Care
  • Long Term Care
  • Specialty Pharmacy


  • Approved by preceptors in advance based on resident interest

Contact Information

Randy McDonough, PharmD, MS, CGP, BCPS

Randy McDonough, PharmD, MS, CGP, BCPS

Director, PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program
Professor of Pharmacy Management and Innovation
Department of Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences (DPAS)
Loma Linda University | School of Pharmacy
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Phone: (319) 430-4476