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Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Pharmacy Residency

Comprehensive pharmacy residency program in San Diego

Two pharmacy residents listen to a faculty member in a stockroom as part of their residency training at Scripps in La Jolla.

Comprehensive pharmacy residency program in San Diego

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla offers four 12-month PGY-1 pharmacy resident positions and one PGY-2 infectious diseases pharmacy resident position as part of our pharmacy residency program in San Diego. Accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the postgraduate training is designed to develop skilled clinicians who can deliver pharmaceutical care in a variety of health care settings.


Our program offers frequent faculty-resident interaction, focused on pharmacotherapy, research and teaching in a decentralized practice model. Learn more about the program to determine if you would make a good match.

Program highlights

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla

The pharmacy residency program resides on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, a busy medical campus in San Diego. Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla has served the greater San Diego community since 1924. Nearly 100 years later we continue to provide some of the region’s most distinguished care.


  • Newsweek ranked Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla as one of the World's Best Hospitals in 2022. The list included the top 250 hospitals globally.
  • Named among the nation’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report
  • Listed by Fortune magazine as one of the best places to work
  • More than 30 clinical pharmacists, including specialists in cardiology, critical care, emergency medicine, infectious disease, medication therapy management, oncology and OR/surgical services
  • 24/7 pharmacy department, including a central pharmacy and two OR satellite locations
  • Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • Joint Commission-certified Ventricular Assist Device Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) program
  • Magnet recognized hospital
  • Level I trauma center
  • Home of the Prebys Cardiovascular Institute


The pharmacy practice residency program at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla begins July 1 each academic year. The application deadline is January 1.


  • As a 12-month residency, the program focuses on pharmacotherapy, research and teaching in a decentralized acute care pharmacy setting.
  • The pharmacy department is open 24/7 and includes a central pharmacy along with two OR satellite locations. Our pharmacists provide a broad range of clinical services and work collaboratively with the health care team.
  • Scripps comprises five hospital campuses, and through this affiliation, residents participate in the system-wide management of clinical programs and operations.
  • The pharmacy residency program emphasizes clinical practice and proudly makes a strong distinction between clerkship training and residency training. It builds on the clerkship experiences gained in pharmacy school, and focuses on:
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Project management skills
  • Teaching in a decentralized pharmacy practice model
  • Rotations are unique and challenging, giving residents opportunities to learn from a variety of specialists and environments — from cardiology to emergency medicine.
  • The pharmacy department trains about 20 fourth-year PharmD candidates annually.

Clinical rotations and experiences

During clinical rotations, fellows work closely with dedicated teaching faculty to provide training in all aspects of pharmacy. The program is designed to help fellows prepare for future practice.


You’ll work under the mentorship of leading pharmacy experts and alongside talented trainees. Our team is dedicated to delivering superior medical education and guidance to meet each fellow’s interests and career goals.

Salary and benefits

The terms and conditions of resident training and employment are specified in the employment agreement that also includes training obligations, stipend and benefit provisions. The Residency Manual fully describes policies, practices and procedures. Copies of the employment agreement and other pertinent information about our program is provided at the time of interview.

How to apply

The PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency (match code: 191113) at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla is a 12-month commitment starting on July 1. The application submission deadline is January 1 each year.


To be considered for the PGY1 residency program, candidates must be a graduate of an accredited college of pharmacy and eligible for California licensure. Candidates also undergo a personal interview and must submit through WebAdmit/PhORCAS.


The PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency match code is 637155. The application submission deadline is December 31 each year.

  

To be considered for the PGY2 residency program, candidates must be a graduate of an accredited college of pharmacy, enrollment in or completion of an ASHP accredited PGY1 residency and obtain California licensure prior to October 1. Candidates also undergo a personal interview and must submit through WebAdmit/PhORCAS.