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PGY1 Pharmacy West Los Angeles, California

The 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

At Kaiser Permanente, pharmacists work in an environment that allows them to do what they do best – practice pharmaceutical care. We work as part of a true integrated health care team of physicians, nurses and other health care providers. Our outpatient, ambulatory care and inpatient pharmacies offer a variety of clinical services in progressive practice settings. Our hospital facility is fully automated with Pyxis automated medication dispensing machines, bar code medication administration at the bedside and a complete electronic health record with computerized physician order entry (CPOE).

The Pharmacy Services at West Los Angeles offer a wide variety of pharmacist-run programs such as primary care, oncology, renal, anticoagulation, and inpatient services. Working under medical staff approved protocols, pharmacists may perform physical assessment, order labs, and initiate or adjust medications based on clinical judgment.

West Los Angeles At A Glance


Learning Experiences

Core Experience

  • Orientation
  • Acute Care (Inpatient Pharmacy Services)
  • Outpatient Pharmacy 
  • Drug Use Management
  • Ambulatory Care – Oncology
  • Ambulatory Care – Primary Care

Elective Experience

  • Ambulatory Care – Renal Services
  • Ambulatory Care – Medication Therapy Management
  • Ambulatory Care – Anticoagulation
  • Ambulatory Care – Transitional Care/ReConnect
  • Ambulatory Care – HIV
  • Ambulatory Care – Endocrinology (Diabetes)
  • Mental Health Services
  • Drug Information Services
  • Inpatient – Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Inpatient – Home Infusion
  • Inpatient – ICU

Longitudinal Experience

  • Pharmacy Administration & Management
  • Western States Research Project
  • Saban Community Clinic 

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.
  • California State Board of Pharmacy link: 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: 130213 and ASHP Program Code: 92500

Application Requirements

  • Attendance at a virtual or in-person Information Session, Residency Display, or Open House (pending the current COVID-19 guidelines) is strongly recommended for interested candidates.
    Please visit our display at the Southern California Residency Showcase in September and the CSHP Seminar in November.
    You may also contact the current residents or the residency program coordinator for more information.
  • 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

Program Resources

SCAL Benefits In Brief

Contact Information

Kristine McGill, Pharm.D., BCPS
Drug Education Coordinator
Residency Program Coordinator

Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Pharmacy Administration
6041 Cadillac Ave., Suite 516
Los Angeles, California 90034
United States
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Kristine.M.McGill@kp.org
(323) 857-3316

Jimmy Ahn, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacy Director
Residency Program Director

Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Pharmacy Administration
6041 Cadillac Ave., Suite 516
Los Angeles, California 90034
United States
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Jimmy.X.Ahn@kp.org
(323) 857-2157

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

Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Pharmacy Administration
6041 Cadillac Ave., Suite 516
Los Angeles, California 90034
United States
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Tiffany.N.Shieh@kp.org
(323) 857-3989

Jeffrey Valenzuela, Pharm.D.
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Pharmacy Resident

Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Pharmacy Administration
6041 Cadillac Ave., Suite 516
Los Angeles, California 90034
United States
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Jeffrey.X.Valenzuela@kp.org
(323) 857-4393 

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