Pharmacy Residency Program

Our Pharmacy Residents can expect a comprehensive, patient-oriented experience.
Pharmacy Residency Program

UCLA Health and David Geffen School of Medicine offers a comprehensive program to prepare residents for diversified careers in a pharmacy practice for a major health system. Emphasis is placed on the development of knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for the provision of pharmaceutical care, as well as continuity of care across inpatient and outpatient services.

The program consists of a series of required and elective rotations, which provide residents with in-depth clinical, teaching, operational, and administrative experiences. A pharmacist in each practice area will serve as the resident’s preceptor during each rotation.

Rotations are offered in Orientation, Administration, Coronary Care Unit, Drug Information, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, Investigational Drugs, Medical Intensive Care, Neurosurgery, Oncology, Pediatrics, and Renal Transplantation. Residents will also be trained and certified for participation on the Code Blue Team.

Each resident will be required to work two eight-hour shifts per month, publish four articles within the year, provide four presentations to the pharmacy staff, and complete a research project that will be presented at the annual Western States Conference for Residents and Preceptors.

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Connect with the patient and their family members by addressing them as Mr./Ms., or by the name they prefer.

Introduce yourself and your role.

Communicate what you are going to do, how long it is going to take, and how it will impact the patient.

Ask permission before examining the patient and anticipate patient and/or family needs, questions or concerns.

Respond to patient and/or family questions and requests with immediacy.

Exit courteously and/or with an explanation of what will come next (or when you will be back to check on them).