Pharmacy Residency Program

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Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, California has developed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program in compliance with accreditation standards set by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. In existence since 1992, the program is a one-year postgraduate residency with an emphasis in pharmaceutical care.

"I was drawn to Huntington Hospital due to its reputation for excellence in teaching and diverse clinical experiences. As a resident I appreciated the sense of comradery among physicians, pharmacists and nurses alike. Huntington Hospital has provided me with a well-rounded knowledge base and the confidence to know that I will be ready for any challenges I may face as a pharmacist".

Kirk Nielsen, Pharm.D. - PGY2 Emergency Medicine Resident

About Our PGY1 Program

The resident is offered the opportunity to develop and apply their didactic pharmaceutical knowledge in areas of adult and pediatric acute care, ambulatory care, and practice management.

The PGY1 pharmacy residency program is designed to give residents optimum independence in a supportive, state-of-the-art environment, allowing self-structuring for highly motivated individuals. The overall purpose of Huntington's residency program is to develop the necessary skills to become a competent pharmaceutical care practitioner. The residency will emphasize the development of clinical, teaching, and leadership abilities.

The pharmacy department at Huntington Hospital offers 24-hour services. With over 30 clinical pharmacists on staff, pharmaceutical care is provided in a wide variety of areas including emergency medicine, pediatrics/neonatology, critical care, general medicine, general surgery, hematology/oncology, infectious diseases and an outpatient anticoagulation clinic.

Outcomes of the PGY1 Residency

Upon completion of the residency, the resident shall be able to:

  • Manage and improve the medication-use process.
  • Provide evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management.
  • Exercise leadership and practice management skills.
  • Demonstrate project management skills.
  • Provide medication and practice-related education/training.
  • Utilize medical informatics.
  • Conduct pharmacy practice research.
  • Participate in the management of medical emergencies.
  • Contribute to formulary decisions.