Established in 1967, the mission of the UC Irvine Pharmacy PGY1 Residency Program is to develop capable, confident, and independent pharmacists equipped with a foundation of knowledge and skills to meet the current and future challenges of pharmacy practice. We do this through impactful learning experiences led by experienced and inspirational preceptors within a pharmacy department focused on high-quality, cost-effective pharmaceutical care in an inpatient-focused, collaborative, university-based environment. The vision of the UC Irvine Pharmacy PGY1 Residency Program is to be a recognized residency training site of excellence that produces exemplary pharmacists who make a difference in patient care and in the pharmacy profession. Learning experiences are offered in a wide variety of practice areas and are customized to the resident's individual interests. Our preceptors provide expert training to our residents, and many are board-certified pharmacotherapy specialists. Learning experiences include:
Required block learning experiences include orientation, critical care, infectious diseases, internal medicine, leadership and practice management, and medication safety.
Elective block learning experiences include anticoagulation clinic, emergency medicine, critical care (medical, surgical, neuroscience, neonatal), informatics and automation, oncology inpatient, oncology infusion center, transplant, pain/palliative care, and investigational drugs
Required longitudinal learning experiences include: staffing, transitions of care, practice management, and research project
Candidates for the UCI Health Pharmacy Residency Program should have completed clinical clerkships and have general knowledge of institutional pharmacy practice.
Candidates must apply through the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Residency Matching Program. The PGY1 program code for UC Irvine Medical Center is 180013. Applicants should submit letter of intent, curriculum vitae and three reference letters. The application deadline is Wednesday December 30, 2020 at 5pm.
Selection is based on professional competence, scholastic achievement, motivation, extracurricular activities, communication skills, letters of recommendation and overall understanding of the pharmacy profession.To be considered for admission to the pharmacy residency program, all applicants must meet the following requirements:
Be a PharmD graduate from an ACPE-accredited pharmacy school or college.
Complete a personal, on-site interview with the residency program director, select preceptors and residents.
Have a valid, current California pharmacy intern license before employment start date.
Be licensed to practice pharmacy in California by the end of the first third of the residency year.
Successfully complete a background check.
Successfully complete the pre-employment process, which includes, but is not limited to, verification of all required licenses and certifications, including meeting the U.S. Office of Inspector General requirements and proof of a legal right to work in the United States.
Successful complete a post-offer physical exam, which includes a drug and alcohol screen, a physical and a TB test.
UCI Health is an equal opportunity employer that is dedicated to fostering diversity in the workplace and offering a variety of opportunities for growth and development.
UCI Health adheres to state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and University policy, which prohibits discrimination based on a variety of characteristics. In addition to race and sex, these characteristics include color, national origin, religion, physical or mental ability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), pregnancy, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a covered veteran, service in the uniformed services and citizenship.
About University of California Irvine (UCI) Health
UC Irvine Medical Center has been rated among the nation's best hospitals by U.S. News and World Report for 20 years and counting, and is the only university-based medical center in Orange County. UCI Douglas Hospital is a 412-bed acute care hospital that provides tertiary and quarternary care, ambulatory and specialty medical clinics, behavioral health and rehabilitation, and is Orange County's only level I adult trauma center. UC Irvine Medical Center is the primary teaching site for the UC Irvine School of Medicine and will be for the planned UC Irvine School of Pharmacy which is expected to admit its first class in fall 2021. Our Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of only 47 in the nation and is the only one in Orange County designated for excellence by the National Cancer Institute. Our Comprehensive Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center is the first in Orange County to be certified is a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the nation's preeminent healthcare standard-setting organization. UC Irvine is also the first hospital in Orange County to receive American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence. In 2018, the Patient Safety Movement Found...ation recognized UCI Health as the first academic health system in the world to have achieved Five-Star Hospital for implementing processes designed to help hospitals eliminate the leading causes of preventable patient deaths in hospitals.