Pharmacy Residency Program



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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.

Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles offers a one-year, post-graduate pharmacy practice residency with an emphasis in pediatrics. 

Pharmacists completing this residency will be competent practitioners. As a part of the multidisciplinary team, they will manage drug therapy for common pediatric disease states and provide safe and cost-effective pharmaceutical care. The rotations will enable the pharmacy residents to gain exposure to a wide variety of pediatric subspecialties and prepare candidates to be a pediatric pharmacist in an acute care setting or to advance to a PGY-2 training in their area of choice.

Educational Goals

  • In collaboration with the health care team, provide safe and effective patient care to a diverse range of patients, including those with multiple co-morbidities, high-risk medication regimens, and multiple medications following a consistent patient care process.
  • Ensure continuity of care during patient transitions between care settings.
  • Prepare, dispense, and manage medications to support safe and effective drug therapy for patients.
  • Demonstrate ability to manage formulary and medication-use processes, as applicable to the organization.
  • Demonstrate ability to evaluate and investigate practice, review data, and assimilate scientific evidence to improve patient care and/or the medication-use system.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills.
  • Demonstrate management skills.
  • Provide effective medication and practice-related education to patients, caregivers, health care professionals, students, and the public (individuals and groups).
  • Effectively employ appropriate preceptor roles when engaged in teaching students, pharmacy technicians, or fellow health care professionals. 


Required Rotations Elective Rotations Longitudinal Year Long Rotations
Orientation Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Cystic Fibrosis Clinic
General Pediatrics Bone Marrow Transplant Antimicrobial Stewardship
Infectious Disease Solid Organ Transplant Residency Research Project
Hematology and Oncology Investigational Drug Services Staffing
Pediatric Intensive Care Informatics Continuing Education
Neonatal Intensive Care Advanced General Pediatric Pharmacy Newsletter
Emergency Medicine Advanced Oncology  
Administration Advanced Emergency Medicine  
  Advanced Intensive Care  

Application Information

Deadline: January 3, 2023


  • Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree from a  Graduates of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited program
  • Residents must have a valid California Intern License before the start of residency.
  • Residents must be eligible for licensure in California and be licensed by October 1st of their residency year.

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Tour Dates

Virtual Open House Dates: 

  • November 22, 2022, 6 p.m.
  • December 13, 2022, 6 p.m.

Please email to RSVP