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PGY1 Pharmacy Antelope Valley, California

The PGY1 Residency Program at Kaiser Permanente, Antelope Valley Medical Center Area follows guidelines set by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and provides various integrated healthcare trainings in many specialties.

Purpose: PGY1 Residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Pharmacy Services

Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley Pharmacy Services encompasses both ambulatory care and outpatient pharmacy services. The Ambulatory Care pharmacists collaborate across various specialties such as Chronic Heart Failure, Diabetes Care, Nephrology, Oncology, Pain Management, and more, under a practice agreement. A distinct feature is the Outpatient Infusion Services (OIPS) that merges oncology and specialty medication infusion. Additionally, these pharmacists offer home infusion services for discharged patients, overseeing aspects like home hydration therapy and antibiotic monitoring.

The Outpatient Pharmacy service operates within facility pharmacies, Central Refill Pharmacy, and Central Prescription Home Delivery Pharmacy. A sophisticated Electronic Pharmacy Information Management System provides pharmacists with access to prescriptions across Southern California Kaiser Permanente Pharmacies, enabling services like drug interaction monitoring and adherence assessment. Working in tandem with Kaiser Permanente Panorama City, the Antelope Valley Pharmacy Services benefits from shared resources, offering residents a unique exposure to leadership approaches across two medical centers.

Lancaster At A Glance

Learning Experiences

Core Experience

  • DEC
  • Home Infusion
  • Oncology
  • Outpatient Pharmacy
  • Population Care Management
  • Transition of Care

Elective Experience

  • Anticoagulation
  • Clinic Administered Medications
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Drug Information*
  • Geriatrics
  • HIV
  • Inpatient
  • Medication Therapy Management (MTM)
  • Pain Management

*Drug Information rotation is based on lottery entry and has a duration of 3 weeks.

Longitudinal Experience

  • Journal Club
  • Medication Management
  • Practice Management
  • Residency Project – Western States

Requirements for Acceptance

  • Graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited (or ACPE candidate status) school of pharmacy.
  • Must be licensed as an Intern Pharmacist in the state of CA by the first day of residency program.
  • Residents who have not obtained a California Pharmacist license by October 1st are subject to suspension until license is obtained. If license is not obtained by December 15th, employment will be subject to termination.
  • Certifications (If applicable): BLS, ACLS
  • Candidates must be registered in the National Matching Services, Inc. (NMS).
  • Candidates must participate in the ASHP Matching Program.
  • Program NMS Code: 239913 and ASHP Program Code: 92132

Application Requirements

  • Statement of Interest/Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official Pharmacy School transcripts, sent directly from the applicant’s college or school of pharmacy
  • Three letters of references/recommendations utilizing the form in PhORCAS
  • Application Deadline: January 12, 2024

Interview Details

**This residency agrees that no person at this residency will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant**

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Apply using the ASHP standard application process on the ASHP PhORCAS website.

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Current Pay Rate

$23.38 per hour

Contact Information

Flavius Baiesc, PharmD, MS, BCPS 
Interim Clinical Pharmacy Director
Residency Program Director

Kaiser Permanente – Antelope Valley Medical Center
615 W Avenue L
Lancaster, California 93534
United States
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(818) 375-4211

Mena Shaker, Pharm.D., APh 
Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Supervisor
Residency Program Coordinator

Kaiser Permanente – Antelope Valley Medical Center
615 W Avenue L
Lancaster, California 93534
United States
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(661) 723-6658

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