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The PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at KMC is designed to provide a solid foundation in acute and ambulatory pharmaceutical care, drug policy development and professional leadership. Core rotations include experience in Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Hospital Administration, Ambulatory Care and Infectious Disease. Elective options include Oncology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Home Health.

The Resident will be given experience in comprehensive pharmacy services and will be granted prescribing privileges under physician driven protocols in various areas including inpatient and ambulatory care. In addition the resident will be given experience in ADR-Med Error reporting, Pharmacokinetic service, a fully computerized pharmacy with scan technology and Pyxis, pharmacist run clinics such as Diabetes, Anticoagulation, Hypertension, Psychiatry, Smoking Cessation and Pharmacotherapy as well as teaching responsibilities for pharmacy students and medical residents.

Providing excellent care for our patients through pharmacotherapy is our goal. We currently employ 5 residency trained and 2 board certified clinical pharmacists who will serve as your preceptors during your clinical rotations. These clinical pharmacists are 100% dedicated to clinical services and education of pharmacy residents, students and staff, as well as medical and nursing staff. Kern Medical Center, with its vast resources in terms of clinical material and research opportunities, provides comprehensive academic training to its pharmacy residents. In addition to our Traditional Residency (12-month), we offer a unique Non-Traditional Residency offered over 36 months, where the resident works as staff at full pharmacist salary 2/3 of the time and 1/3 in residency rotation.

Fringe Benefits: Two weeks vacation with 10 paid holidays, Medical-Dental-Vision insurance, meals while at the Hospital, One week of paid education leave for the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Western States Residency Conference with expenses paid.

Special Requirements for Acceptance: Pharm. D. degree from an ACPE Accredited School of Pharmacy, Official Copy of Transcript, Completed application, Three letters of Recommendation, Copy of Curriculum Vitae, Licensed or eligible for Licensure as a Pharmacist in the State of California - it is strongly recommended that the California Pharmacy Jurisprudence Exam (CPJE) be taken before July 1st.