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PGY1 Pharmacy East Bay (Alameda, Berkeley, Oakland, Richmond, Pinole), California

Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente is America’s leading integrated health plan. The Kaiser Permanente East Bay Area consists of two medical centers with associated hospitals and medical offices in Oakland and Richmond, and satellite medical offices in Alameda, Berkeley, and Pinole. Here, we proudly serve a diverse population of over 350,000 patients. Located in beautiful Oakland, CA, the Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center (OMC) is the flagship for Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and houses a 349-bed tertiary care teaching hospital. The new State of the Art Kaiser Oakland Medical Center opened in July 2014. We also opened the first ever farmer’s market that continues to be successful.

The East Bay (EB) Department of Pharmacy provides services in the acute care, outpatient, ambulatory care, drug education, and administration settings. Inpatient and outpatient pharmaceutical care services are provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Pharmacists participate in a wide range of clinical activities. In the ambulatory care setting, we provide services in anticoagulation, primary care, asthma, psychiatry, hospice, drug use management and oncology. In the acute care setting, we provide services in pediatrics, infectious diseases and critical care. Our service area provides many outstanding opportunities for pharmacists to practice in collaboration with physicians, nurses, and other professionals under an integrated healthcare model. In addition, we have state of the art technology including CPOE, eMAR, bedside barcoding, and electronic medical record (EMR) program that integrates both acute care and ambulatory care settings.

Pharmacy Services

The purpose of the Pharmacy Residency Program at Kaiser Permanente East Bay Area is to train pharmacy residents to perform at the highest level as clinical pharmacists in a collaborative environment. After successful completion of our Pharmacy Residency Program, our residents will possess the skills needed to qualify for positions in virtually any practice setting including Inpatient, Outpatient and Ambulatory Care Pharmacies, industry, research, drug information, or further training in a PGY2 Residency Program. Residents will be able to independently function in multiple health care environments, deliver pharmaceutical care to patients with a variety of disease states, and provide life-long contributions to the pharmacy profession. They will be trained to sharpen their communication, medication therapy management, and medical informatics skills.

Residents will also enhance their project management, practice management, and leadership skills through active participation in P&T and MUE committees. In addition, residents will participate in regional pharmacy trainings, precept students and conduct a year-long research project. Residents will gain an appreciation of related issues such as cultural competency, diversity, and cost-effective drug therapy management. At Kaiser Permanente East Bay, we aspire to train residents to become leaders committed to providing quality pharmaceutical care to the public and advancing the profession of pharmacy in the changing health care environment.

Oakland At A Glance

Richmond At A Glance

Learning Experiences

Core Experience

  • Acute Care: Critical Care, Inpatient Institutional Practice
  • Ambulatory Care: Anticoagulation, Ambulatory Primary Care Practice, Oncology

Elective Experience

  • Acute Care: Pediatric, Infectious Diseases
  • Ambulatory Care: Drug Utilization Management, Adult Psychiatry, Asthma, Hospice, Regional Pharmacy Continuum, Regional Drug Intelligence and Strategy

Longitudinal Experience

  • Orientation
  • Practice Management
  • Project Management
  • Service Commitment
  • Primary Care Diabetes Management

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: 133513 and ASHP Program Code: 92550

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
  • 3 letters of references/recommendations utilizing the form in PhORCAS
  • Application Deadline: January 2, 2024

Interview Details

    • Interviews will be announced after application deadline.
    • Open House: December 7, 2023 from 1:30PM – 4PM (PST) —> see attachment for Open House Handout

**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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Current Pay Rate

$25.80 per hour

Contact Information

Brian So, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Director
Residency Program Director

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center – East Bay Service Area
3801 Howe Street, Fabiola Building, G25
Oakland, California 94611
United States
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(510) 752-2392

Jenny Yu, PharmD
Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Supervisor
Residency Program Coordinator

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center – East Bay Service Area
3801 Howe Street, Fabiola Building, G25
Oakland, California 94611
United States
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(510) 752-6112

Eric Kim, PharmD
PGY1 Resident
Pharmacy Resident

3801 Howe Street, Fabiola Building, G25
Oakland, California 94611
United States
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(510) 752-8633

Jeffrey Chen, PharmD
PGY1 Resident
Pharmacy Resident

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center – East Bay Service Area
3801 Howe Street, Fabiola Building, G25
Oakland, California 94611
United States
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(510) 752-8632

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