The Loma Linda University Health PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program is fully accredited by 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 a plethora of choices for their four elective learning experiences. With experiences such as pediatrics, oncology, transplant, infectious disease, cardiology, informatics, medication safety, and several different opportunities in critical care, Loma Linda University is able to provide the resident with an engaging and diverse year of clinical experiences. With a large number of PGY2 programs, Loma Linda University Health is dedicated to the necessary training of competent, clinical pharmacists in specialized areas. 

Post Graduate Year One (PGY1)

Pharmacy Residency Goals

  • 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.

Resident Responsibilities

  • Patient care related activities such as rounding, patient chart reviews, and providing drug information.
  • Reporting at a Subcommittee of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
  • Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting at the Medication Safety Subcommittee.
  • Presentations such as journal clubs and in-services.
  • Completion of Teaching Certificate Program.
  • Participation with student professional organizations.
  • Presenting formulary monographs and drug usage evaluations at the Formulary Utilization Subcommittee.
  • 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
  • Provide appropriate consultation.
  • Prepare and deliver effective lectures to pharmacy students and other health care professionals.

Required and Elective Learning Experiences


  • Infectious Disease, adult or pediatric
  • Internal Medicine
  • Hospital Practice
  • Administration 


  • Academia
  • Adult oncology, inpatient and outpatient
  • Ambulatory care, anticoagulation
  • Ambulatory care, cardiology
  • Ambulatory care, general organ transplant
  • Ambulatory care, neurology/psychiatry
  • Ambulatory care, VA Loma Linda
  • Cardiac ICU
  • Cardiac transplant
  • Emergency medicine
  • Family Medicine, inpatient
  • General pediatrics
  • Informatics
  • Investigational drug
  • Medical ICU
  • Medication safety
  • Neonatal ICU
  • Nutrition
  • Pediatric ICU
  • Pediatric oncology, inpatient and outpatient
  • Psychiatry
  • Solid organ transplant, inpatient and outpatient
  • Surgical ICU
  • Transitions of care
  • Transplant, bone marrow
  • Transplant, general inpatient

Teaching Certificate Program

Residents enrolled in the PGY1 Program 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 educational issues in pharmacy education. In order to earn the certificate, each participant must meet the following requirements:

  1. Participate in all scheduled sessions and workshops.
  2. Present a didactic classroom session (at least 1 hour) to pharmacy students.
  3. Engage in a longitudinal teaching experience in the PY3 curriculum that includes the development of at least one case (with a grading key) and overseeing group discussions about patient cases.
  4. Co-precept one Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) or Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) student, if assigned.
  5. Develop a written statement of teaching philosophy.
  6. Develop a satisfactory teaching portfolio.

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