Program Highlights

Scripps La Jolla Pharmacy Residency Program

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Scripps La Jolla Pharmacy Residency Program

The pharmacy practice residency program at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla begins July 1 each academic year. The application deadline is January 5.


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 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 solid organ transplant.


Additionally, the pharmacy department trains about 15 fourth year PharmD candidates annually.