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PGY1 Pharmacy South Bay, California

The Kaiser Permanente South Bay PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program offers unique opportunities for residents to develop their health care skills within a large managed care setting. Our residents are able to gain experiences in outpatient, inpatient and ambulatory care pharmacy practice as well as pharmacy administration and management.

The purpose of the Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy Residency Program at the South Bay Medical Center is to provide residents with advanced training so they may develop into leaders of the pharmacy profession and become competent and caring clinicians. Residents will train in a collaborative, innovative and multidisciplinary environment where they will learn to provide high quality care to a diverse patient population in an integrated healthcare organization. The residents will gain skills in performance improvement, project management, and self-monitoring & development. Residents completing the program will possess marketable skills for current and future job opportunities in various areas of pharmacy practice.


Pharmacy Services

Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy Services in the South Bay Medical Center provides inpatient, home health, outpatient, and ambulatory care services to its members. The inpatient pharmacy provides drug distribution and clinical monitoring for our hospitalized patients, as well as an IV admixture service. Both the inpatient and home health pharmacists are actively involved in providing various clinical services such as therapeutic drug monitoring and TPN assessments. Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center also supports a variety of ambulatory care pharmacy clinical programs, including Anticoagulation, Asthma, Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Management, Medication Therapy Management (MTM), New Member Program, Renal Management, and an Oncology Infusion Center. Pharmacists take an active role in numerous committees, including but not limited to the Pharmacy & Therapeutics (P&T) Committee and Medication Treatment Appropriateness Committee (MedTAC). Pharmacy Services prides itself in being progressive and innovative in the delivery of pharmaceutical care. 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 interactive mentorships with pharmacy students and interns through various programs.

About Kaiser Permanente South Bay


Learning Experiences

Core Experience

  • Acute Care
  • Outpatient Pharmacy
  • Ambulatory Care
    • Outpatient Anticoagulation Service
    • CVD Program
    • Adult Oncology

Elective Experience

  • Acute Care
    • Infectious Disease
  • Ambulatory Care
    • Renal Care Management
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Medication Therapy Management Program
    • New Member Program
  • Longitudinal Staffing

Longitudinal Experience

  • Practice Management/ Leadership
  • Drug Information/ Drug Use Management
  • Residency 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: http://www.pharmacy.ca.gov/
  • Candidates must be registered in the National Matching Services, Inc. (NMS).
  • Candidates must participate in the ASHP Matching Program.
  • Program NMS Code: 219113 and ASHP Program Code: 92084
  • Application Deadline: December 27, 2022

Application Requirements

  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Intent (Why have you chosen to become a resident? What are your goals and expectations from a residency program? What is your career objective?)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation utilizing the form in PhORCAS
  • Current California Pharmacy Intern License
  • Official Pharmacy School Transcripts sent directly from applicant’s college or school of pharmacy via PhORCAS
  • Recent sample of your work (i.e. presentation or journal article)

Interview Details

  • Interview Required
  • Interview Dates: February 2023
  • Virtual Information Sessions: December 6th – 11a.m. – 12noon
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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

Shelly Fisher, Pharm.D.
Area Pharmacy Director
Residency Program Director
 
25825 South Vermont Avenue
Harbor City, California 90710
United States
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(310) 517-2245

Yong J. Kim, Pharm.D.
Clinical Operations Manager
Residency Program Coordinator

25825 South Vermont Avenue
Harbor City, California 90710
United States
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Yong.J.Kim@kp.org
(310) 517-2245

Michelle Lee, Pharm.D.
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Pharmacy Resident

25825 South Vermont Avenue
Harbor City, California 90710
United States
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Michelle.M3.Lee@kp.org
(310) 517-4079

Tiffany Pham, Pharm.D.
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Pharmacy Resident

25825 South Vermont Avenue
Harbor City, California 90710
United States
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Tiffany.X.Pham@kp.org
(310) 517-4079

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