Clinical Rotations and Experiences

Comprehensive pharmacy residency training

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Comprehensive pharmacy residency training

Rotations during the pharmacy residency program at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla offer residents the opportunity to practice patient-centered pharmaceutical care and build upon their education and training.

Residents are members of professional interdisciplinary teams during the course of the year, allowing them to grow their communication and leadership skills. During these rotations, residents also have the opportunity to precept and mentor fourth-year pharmacy students.

Core learning experiences (6 weeks)


Critical care

Internal medicine

Infection diseases


Transitions of care

Elective experiences (4 weeks unless specified)

Ambulatory care

Bone marrow transplant (6 weeks)

Emergency medicine

Family medicine clinic

Mechanical circulatory support

Medication safety



Pharmacy administration

Solid organ transplant (6 weeks)


Longitudinal experience


Medication safety



Research project

Teaching certificate

Committee participation

Antimicrobial stewardship

Clinical practice council

Code blue

Diabetes steerig

Medication safety

Pharmacy and therapeutics

Residency travel

CSHP seminar

ASHP midyear

Western States Conference


In addition to completing required rotations, pharmacy practice residents are expected to obtain licensure early in the residency, staff the pharmacy, precept pharmacy students, perform in-services to hospital staff, assist in the recruitment and interview process for future residents and pharmacists, and present their major research project at the Western States Conference.