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PGY1 Pharmacy Kern County-Bakersfield, California

This pharmacy practice residency is a one-year postgraduate program that will use ASHP guidelines to help the resident achieve the desired outcome of becoming an independent, evidence-based medication therapy management expert. With an emphasis on outpatient clinical medication and disease state management, this program will be tailored to meet the needs of the resident.

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 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

Comprised of both pharmacists and support staff, there are over 100 employees in the pharmacy department. The KP Kern County Pharmacy Department provides clinic based pharmaceutical care, outpatient pharmacy services, and home infusion services to its members.

Within the Kern County Service area, there are five outpatient pharmacy locations, an infusion pharmacy, and a growing number of ambulatory care pharmaceutical programs.

The Kaiser Permanente Kern County program offers the best of both worlds to members, employees, and residents: the familiarity of a smaller medical center setting with the resources and opportunities of a large organization.

Bakersfield At A Glance


Learning Experiences

Core Experience

  • Complete Care Management
  • Drug Information
  • Heart Failure
  • Home Infusion
  • Medication Therapy Management
  • Oncology/Infusion
  • Orientation
  • Outpatient
  • Precepting
  • Renal

Elective Experience

  • Advanced Care
  • Inpatient
  • Transitions of Care

Longitudinal Experience

  • Drug Use Management
  • Management
  • Research Project

Other Experiences

  • P&T
  • Journal Club
  • Leadership Development
  • Book Club
  • Patient Case Presentation

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.
  • Candidates must be registered in the National Matching Services, Inc. (NMS)
  • Candidates must participate in the ASHP Matching Program.
  • Program NMS Code: 173413 and ASHP Program Code: 92017

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 is required for all reference writers.
  • 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

Alexis Roy, PharmD, APh
Area Pharmacy Director
Residency Program Director

KP Kern County – Pharmacy Operations
5055 California Ave, Suite 320
Bakersfield, California 93309
United States
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Alexis.L.Roy@kp.org
(661) 334-2080

Laura Lum, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Director
Residency Program Coordinator

5055 California Ave
Suite 320
Bakersfield, California 93309
United States
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Laura.E.Lum@kp.org
(661) 334-2080

Megan Shepherd, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Pharmacy Resident

KP Kern County – Pharmacy Operations
1200 Discovery Drive, Suite 250
Bakersfield, California 93309
United States
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Megan.E.Shepherd@kp.org
(661) 852-3590

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