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

  • Internal medicine
  • Infectious disease
  • Intensive care unit
  • Trauma
  • Emergency medicine
  • Ambulatory clinics
  • Medication safety
  • Medication Therapy Management (MTM)
  • Pharmacy management

Elective rotations

  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Psychiatry
  • Pediatrics
  • Palliative care
  • Nephrology
  • Oncology
  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Solid organ transplant
  • NICU
  • HIV

Longitudinal experience


  • Residency Recruitment and Interviews
  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics
  • Investigational Review Board
  • Clinical Practice Council
  • Medication Safety


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


  • 20 days per year (2 shifts per month) will consist of dispensing and clinical activities