Clinical Rotations

Scripps Mercy Pharmacy Residency Program Learning Opportunities

The Scripps Mercy Pharmacy Residency Program builds upon the knowledge and skills residents acquired during their student internships and clerkships. Rotations are a critical part of the learning experience. Most are four to six weeks in duration. Each rotation includes specific learning objectives.

Core rotations

  • Critical care
  • Internal medicine
  • Infectious disease
  • Trauma
  • Emergency medicine
  • Transitions of care

Elective rotations

  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Psychiatry
  • Pediatrics
  • Palliative care
  • Nephrology
  • Oncology
  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Solid organ transplant
  • Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
  • Pharmacy administration
  • Rheumatology

Longitudinal experience

  • Rotations
    • Clinical administration
    • Operations
    • Medication safety
    • Teaching certificate
    • UCSD student-run free clinic
  • Committees
    • Antibiotic stewardship
    • Residency Recruitment and Interviews
    • Pharmacy and Therapeutics
    • Investigational Review Board
    • Clinical Practice Council
    • Medication Safety


  • Residency research project
  • Pharmacy and medical grand rounds
  • UCSD therapeutic case conference leader
  • Nursing in-services
  • Preceptor fourth-year pharmacy doctorate candidates


  • 20 days per year (2 shifts per month) will consist of operational and clinical responsibilities