Clinical Rotations


Scripps Mercy Pharmacy Residency Program Learning Opportunities

The Scripps Mercy Pharmacy Residency Program builds upon the knowledge and skills residents acquired during their student internships and clerkships. Rotations are a critical part of the learning experience. Most are four to six weeks in duration. Each rotation includes specific learning objectives.

Core rotations

  • Critical care
  • Emergency medicine
  • Infectious disease
  • Internal medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Transitions of care
  • Trauma

Elective rotations

  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
  • Nephrology
  • Oncology
  • Palliative care
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacy administration
  • Rheumatology
  • Solid organ transplant

Core longitudinal experiences

  • Clinical administration
  • Medication safety
  • Operations
  • Teaching certificate
  • UCSD student-run free clinic
  • UCSD therapeutic case conference leader
  • Committees
    • Antibiotic stewardship
    • Clinical Practice Council
    • Investigational Review Board
    • Medication Safety
    • Pharmacy and Therapeutics
    • Residency Recruitment and Interviews


  • Nursing in-services
  • Pharmacy and medical grand rounds
  • Preceptor fourth-year pharmacy doctorate candidates
  • Residency research project
  • UCSD therapeutic case conference leader


  • 20 days per year (2 shifts per month) will consist of operational and clinical responsibilities after licensure and training is complete