Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) has launched its first ever
Pharmacy Residency Program to provide post-graduate training for recent
pharmacy school graduates. It joins the Family Medicine Residency Program
as the Hospital’s second graduate medical education offering.
The one-year program provides a vast array of rotation experiences that
are both required and elective for program completion. It also provides
residents with a wide range of knowledge and prepares them for additional
post-graduate training if desired. Residents in the program will gain
a wealth of hands-on experience in acute-care pharmacy practice, ranging
from emergency medicine and intensive care to various inpatient clinical
specialties as well as outpatient opportunities.
The inaugural class of two residents, Genevieve Cheung and Stephen Selvanayagam,
began July 2, 2018 and runs through June 30, 2019.
“After Genevieve and Stephen complete the program, they will be able
to independently and comfortably work as pharmacists in a health care
institution without any reservations,” said PVHMC Director of Pharmacy
Michael Campbell, PharmD, MBA. “They can choose an inpatient hospital
or outpatient setting and a wide variety of clinical specialties, including
ambulatory care, critical care, emergency medicine and infectious disease,
to name a few.”
After its first residents graduate, the residency program will be eligible
to seek accreditation from the American Society of Health System Pharmacists,
a nationally-recognized accrediting organization.
“Having a program to help post-graduate pharmacy students learn is
a great addition to PVHMC,” Michael said. “Once they’re
done with this program, I can say in confidence that our residents will
be able to work anywhere.”
For more information or to help support the new Pharmacy Residency Program
at PVHMC, contact Glenda Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org,
call 909.865.9659 or visit pvhmc.org/foundation.