This Western University Residency Program is a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency in a Geriatrics setting. The resident will primarily rotate at Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging (LAJHA) which is a 239-bed skilled nursing facility with a 10-bed Joint Commission accredited geriatric psychiatric inpatient unit. Additionally, the resident will be extensively involved in our outpatient community day treatment Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (P.A.C.E. program). This PGY1 residency program will provide an accelerate growth that will progress beyond an entry-level professional competency in patient-centered care and in pharmacy operational services and will have one elective and Internal Medicine rotations off-campus. In addition, development of leadership skills will be emphasized throughout the residency experience with involvement in the local association(s) of choice. The PGY1 residents will develop and master problem-solving skills and decision-making skills under the guidance of a model practitioner. The training will enhance the resident’s clinical judgments, professional values, and sense of responsibilities toward the pharmacy profession. To assess these skills and values, the following competencies must be met: managing and improving the medication-use process; providing evidence-based patient-centered medication therapy management with the interdisciplinary team; exercising leadership and practice management; demonstrating project management skills; providing medication and practice-related education/training; and utilizing medical informatics.
Graduation from an ACPE-accredited institution; Be licensed/eligible for CA pharmacist licensure. Official Pharmacy School Transcript; 3 Letters of Recommendation; Letter of Intent; Curriculum Vitae [All materials to be submitted to PhORCAS®]
The Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy opened in 1996. The PharmD program prepares pharmacy professionals in a humanistic, interdisciplinary tradition to become competent, qualified practitioners. WesternU offers post-doctoral training programs in:
PGY1 Residencies: Acute Care, Ambulatory Care, Community Pharmacy, Geriatrics
PGY2 Residencies: Cardiology
Fellowships: Health Outcomes, Cardiology Outcomes, Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes
Post-doctoral trainees have the opportunity to participate in didactic and experiential teaching, as well as assist in the development of clinical skills with pharmacy students in all phases of pharmacy school. WesternU has an innovative block structure in the curriculum, which allows students to focus on one topic at a time, and for faculty (and other lecturers) to focus their teaching time. WesternU is a leader in providing interprofessional education and teaching evidence-based clinical practice – trainees will have a chance to participate in both. All Post-Doctoral Trainees will have the opportunity to get a Research and Teaching Certificate.
WesternU programs include 15 days paid time off, health insurance..., parking, $1000 travel stipend, and 403(b) with employer contribution. Post-doctoral trainees are provided a faculty appointment within the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration.