General Surgery and Internal Medicine Residency Programs
For the past 40 years, Huntington Hospital has offered a general medical education program – a unique feature for a not-for-profit community hospital. Over the years nearly 1,000 medical and surgical residents have taken advantage of performing their residency in this community-based environment, complemented by rotations through Los Angeles County USC Medical Center.
National research shows that hospitals with residency programs offer improved patient outcomes. The presence of residents in the hospital provides an infusion of new ideas and techniques, benefitting patients, established physicians and other hospital staff members. More than a third of Huntington’s medical residents find themselves returning upon graduation to practice locally, replacing older physicians who retire or relocate, and thus ensuring the future of care in the San Gabriel Valley.
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program
Huntington Hospital 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. 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 while offering residents optimum independence in a supportive, state-of-the-art environment. The overall purpose of Huntington's residency program is to develop the necessary skills to become a competent pharmaceutical care practitioner, emphasizing the development of clinical, teaching, and leadership abilities.