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PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program

The PVHMC PGY-1 pharmacy residency is structured in rotations across a variety of clinical and administrative areas and includes both block and longitudinal rotations. The required rotations provide a breadth of experiences throughout the inpatient hospital setting. The elective rotations will provide the resident opportunities to individualize the residency based on their areas of interest. Required rotations may be repeated during elective blocks if the resident chooses.

Upon satisfactory completion of the one-year residency, the participant will receive a Certificate of Completion of a Residency issued by Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. The certification of completion requires:

Required Core

Rotations (5-6 weeks)

  • Orientation(4 weeks)
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neonatal ICU/Pediatrics

Required Longitudinal

Learning Experiences

  • Staffing - Every other weekend
  • Teaching and Research Certificate Programs
  • Residency Research Project
  • Chief Resident (3 months)
  • APPE Chair (3 months)
  • Wellness/Social Media Chair (3 months)
  • Project Management Chair
    (3 months

Elective Block Rotations

(2-4 weeks)

  • Advanced Critical Care (CVICU, Neuro ICU)
  • Advanced Infectious Diseases
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Informatics
  • Oncology
  • Transitions of Care
  • Trauma ICU
  • Women's Services

Minimum Requirements to Receive a Resident Certificate for the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program

Residents are expected to satisfactorily complete all requirements of the Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Residency Program. Only those residents who satisfactorily complete the requirements will receive their Residency Certificate as evidence of program completion. Evaluation of the residents’ progress in completing the requirements is done as part of the quarterly review process. The Residency Advisory Committee shall assess the ability of the resident to meet the requirements by established deadlines and work with the resident to assure their satisfactory completion. If a resident is failing to make satisfactory progress in any aspect of the residency program, a corrective action plan shall be developed by the Residency Program Director in conjunction with the preceptor(s).

Required activities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Completion of a full-time practice commitment for 12 months
    • Staffing every other weekend
  • Successfully passing the California State Board of Pharmacy pharmacist examination
  • Meet all residency requirements as demonstrated by achievement of all required goals and objectives
      • 100% for patient care related goals and objectives
      • ≥ 85% for non-patient care goals and objectives
      • ≤ 1 objective marked as Needs improvement as the final assessment
  • Completion of the Teaching Certificate and Research Certificate Programs
  • Completion of a major research project and presentation at a regional/national conference
  • Completion of a Family Medicine grand rounds lecture at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
  • Completion of a multidisciplinary noon conference grand rounds lecture at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
  • Completion of a pharmacy grand rounds lecture
  • Participation in resident recruitment activities

Number of Residency Positions Available: 4