Thank you for your interest in our program. We are proud to highlight a few unique features of our program here, but please don’t hesitate to contact us for more detailed information. PIH Health Whittier Hospital (PHWH) - is a nonprofit, 500-bed hospital in a regional healthcare network dedicated to putting patients first and providing top-quality healthcare. The pharmacy department at PHWH - strives to maximize the safety and effectiveness of medications to optimize patient outcomes. The Postgraduate (PGY-1) Pharmacy Residency is designed to cultivate the skills necessary to be a successful clinical pharmacist in an inpatient setting. The purpose of this program is to accelerate the resident’s growth beyond entry-level professional competence and to further the development of leadership skills. PGY-1 residents will acquire extensive knowledge, refine problem-solving skills, strengthen their professional values and attitudes and advance the growth of their clinical judgement.
The PIH Health Whittier Hospital program is fully accredited by ASHP.
Learning Experiences: 8 required rotations including: Medicine, Distribution, Critical Care, Glucose Management, etc. and 2 elective rotations including Oncology Outpatient Infusion Center, NICU, ID, etc.
The intensive learning experiences for the resident include:
Research Project (to be presented at annual Western States Conference)
Topic and Case Presentations
Medication Use Evaluation
Drug Formulary Review
Continuing Education Presentation
BLS, ACLS Certification
Residents are required to staff one weekend per learning experience, not to exceed a total of 40 hours per week, including all resident duty hours.
General Residency Program Information
Number of positions: 1
Period of appointment: 12 months, from July 1 through June 30
Salary: approximately $54,000
18 days of paid time off (vacation and sick leave) and 7 paid holidays
Professional leave and travel expense budget to attend select pharmacy conferences
Medical, dental, and vision insurance
Applicants must be a graduate from Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited Doctor of Pharmacy degree (or in the process of pursuing accreditation) or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the NABP by the start of the residency year.
Residents must be licensed by the state of California within 90 days from the start of the program.
Application Process — To apply for this program, you must submit the following required documents through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS):
Letter of Intent
Three Letters of Reference
College of Pharmacy Transcripts
**This residency agrees that no person at this residency will solicit, accept, or use a ranking-related information from any residency applicant.
NMS Program Code: 279313
Application Deadline is January 4.
Number of Positions: 1
Virtual interviews will be conducted on an invitation only basis during the month of February. For more information about the residency, please contact:
PIH Health Hospital is a 544 bed regional hospital and healthcare center serving southeastern Los Angeles County and portions of the San Gabriel Valley and Orange County area. Founded in 1959, the hospital is a non-profit organization guided by a board of directors.
The medical staff of over 350 physicians and surgeons represents virtually all major medical specialties. Among the services provided are cardiac care and rehabilitation, cancer care, respiratory services, family-centered maternity and neonatal intensive care. The hospital offers emergency care as a paramedic base station. PIH is a designated STEMI and Comprehensive Stroke receiving center for Los Angeles and Orange Counties. There are hospitalists and intensivist physicians present at all times.
PIH Health Hospital is well known for its commitment to excellence in medical-surgical specialties, education, and community outreach programs. The hospital remains a leader in providing innovative and comprehensive health care. The hospital utilizes a totally electronic patient medical record with: computerized physician order entry (CPOE), an electronic medication administration record (eMAR), with bedside barcoded medication administration, and electronic multidisciplinary charting.