Program Highlights

Scripps Mercy Pharmacy Residency Program

The Scripps Mercy Hospital Postgraduate Year One (PGY-1) Pharmacy Residency Program offers residents a challenging academic experience in a progressive environment.

Training tomorrow’s pharmacists

The purpose of the Scripps Mercy Hospital PGY1 pharmacy residency program is to prepare pharmacist clinicians for acute care patient practice, adjunct faculty positions or to pursue PGY2 training in a focused area of practice.

The residency program focuses on pharmacotherapy, project management skills and teaching in a decentralized pharmacy setting while also preparing residents for leadership roles in the pharmacy profession.

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The pharmacy department is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and includes a central pharmacy along with seven inpatient satellite locations. Clinical pharmacy services are provided throughout the hospital with distribution originating in the main pharmacy. Clinical and distributive services are provided by more than 25 full-time, unit-based pharmacists — many of whom have advanced clinical training. Scripps Mercy’s pharmacists enjoy sharing their breadth of knowledge by precepting pharmacy residents and students.

Focus on academic training

The residency program trains 12 to 15 fourth year pharmacy students every year, and has academic affiliations with the following pharmacy schools:

  • Loma Linda University
  • University of Southern California
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • University of California, San Diego
  • Western University Schools of Pharmacy
  • University of the Pacific

Educational in nature, the residency program is intended to develop a competent graduate into a highly trained pharmacist focused on pharmacy practice management.