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PGY1 Pharmacy Baldwin Park, California

The PGY1 Residency Program at Kaiser Permanente, Baldwin Park follows guidelines set by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and provides thorough training in a variety of specialties.

PGY1 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives. Residents who successfully complete PGY1 residency programs will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education, and be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e., BCPS), and pursue advanced education and training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies.

Baldwin Park Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy Practice Residency Program is to provide pharmacists with an advanced training to function competently with confidence in multiple healthcare environments such as acute care, ambulatory care, outpatient pharmacy, and administration/management. Pharmacists will refine skills in leadership, effective communication, collaboration, medication optimization, and clinical practice management in a dynamic healthcare climate. Upon completion of the program, pharmacists will possess marketable skills for the evolving job environment and contribute to the advancement of the pharmacy profession.

Pharmacy Services

Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy Services in the Baldwin Park Medical Center provide acute care, outpatient, and ambulatory care services to its members. The acute care pharmacy provides drug distribution and IV admixture services as well as clinical monitoring programs. The acute care pharmacists are actively involved in providing various clinical services such as therapeutic drug monitoring, TPN assessments, antibiotic stewardship, and comprehensive drug profile review. Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center also supports a variety of ambulatory care pharmacy clinical programs, including Anticoagulation, Heart Failure, Cardiovascular Disease Management, Medication Therapy Management, New Member Program, Renal Management, and Oncology Infusion Center. Pharmacists take an active role in numerous committees including but not limited to: Pharmacy & Therapeutics, Medication Safety, Integrated Complete Care and Medication Treatment Appropriateness Committee.

One of our program’s strengths is the integration of technology with patient care through the use of our electronic medical record, KP HealthConnect. Additionally, KP pharmacies utilize Pyxis® automation, bar coding technology, secure messaging to patients via the internet and an automated refill center. These combined with traditional pharmacy practices offer the pharmacist resident an innovative and dynamic learning environment.

In addition to providing excellent pharmacy services to our members, Kaiser Permanente supports the profession of pharmacy via active involvement in professional organizations, community service, and providing an interactive mentorship with pharmacy students and interns through various programs.

Baldwin Park At A Glance

Learning Experiences

Core Experience

  • Acute Care (10 weeks)
    • IV Distribution (2 weeks)
    • Clinical Acute Care (8 weeks)
  • Ambulatory Care:
    • Anticoagulation (6 weeks)
    • Cardiovascular Disease (6 weeks)
    • Oncology/Infusion (8 weeks)
  • Drug Education Coordination (4 weeks)
  • Outpatient Pharmacy (4 weeks) 

Elective Experience

  • Heart Failure (4 weeks)
  • Management/Administration Extended (TBD based on interest)
  • Medication Therapy Management (3 weeks)
  • Renal (4 weeks) 

Longitudinal Experience

  • Drug Use Management/ Drug Information
  • Management/Administration
  • Resident Development:
      – Book Club
      – Journal Club
      – Patient Education Classes
      – WSC Project

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 California 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.
  • State Board of Pharmacy Web Link:
  • Candidates must be registered in the National Matching Services, Inc. (NMS)
  • Candidates must participate in the ASHP Matching Program
  • Program NMS Code: 132513
  • ASHP Program Code: 92120

Application Requirements

  • Letter of Intent stating:
    – Why you have chosen to become a resident?
    – What are your goals and expectations from a residency program?
    – What are you career objectives?
  • 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
  • Sample work (e.g. poster, journal club, in-service presentation)
  • Application Deadline: January 2, 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

Kenneth Hom, Pharm.D.
Area Pharmacy Director
Residency Program Director

4900 Rivergrade Road
Suite C110
Irwindale, California 91706
United States
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(626) 939-7009

Robin Lee, Pharm.D., Aph, CDE
Clinical Pharmacy Director
Residency Program Coordinator

4900 Rivergrade Road
Suite C110
Irwindale, California 91706
United States
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(626) 939-7007

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