Scripps Mercy Hospital Pharmacy Residency

Deliver pharmaceutical care at Scripps Mercy

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Deliver pharmaceutical care at Scripps Mercy

Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego offers four 12-month postgraduate year one (PGY-1) pharmacy resident positions and two postgraduate year two (PGY-2) positions (one in Critical Care and one in Psychiatry).


The PGY1 program has been accredited since 2002 by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Residents at Scripps Mercy are trained to deliver pharmaceutical care in a variety of acute care settings.


Learn more about the program to determine if you would make a good match.

Why choose us

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Why choose us

  • PGY-1 program accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists since 2002
  • Nine inpatient satellite locations and one central pharmacy
  • 24/7 pharmacy department
  • Oncology infusion center staffed by clinical pharmacists
  • Schedules are tailored to individual experience, interests and career goals
  • Earn a teaching certificate
  • Annually we train 55+ medical residents

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Affiliated with six pharmacy schools
  • Trains 20+ fourth-year PharmD candidates annually
  • 30+ clinical pharmacists on staff
  • Direct access to pharmacy faculty
  • Residents conduct IRB-approved research
  • Residents are considered “house staff” and have similar privileges as medical residents

Residency program facts

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Residency program facts

  • Precepts fourth year PharmD students (PGY-1)
  • Precepts pharmacy residents (PGY-2)
  • Pharmacist faculty: 18+
  • Physician faculty: 44, 50 part-time
  • Average hours per week of lectures/conferences: 5
  • Residents present their research at international and national meetings
  • Broad depth of clinical rotations

About Scripps Mercy Hospital

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About Scripps Mercy Hospital

  • Level I Trauma Center
  • Busiest emergency department in San Diego
  • Certified Stroke and STEMI receiving center
  • Licensed for 700 acute care beds
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital was recognized on U.S. News & World Report as High Performing in nephrology, heart failure, colon cancer surgery and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • Ranked top 20 on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For”
  • Scripps Mercy was recognized for high performance in 8 specialty areas on U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” list


Learn more about Scripps Mercy.