Our PGY1 pharmacy residency programbuilds on your Doctor of Pharmacy education to contribute to your development as a clinical pharmacist responsible for the medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions in both acute and ambulatory care.
Graduates of the AHS PGY1 Pharmacy Program are ideal candidates for a clinical pharmacist specialist position in either inpatient acute care or ambulatory care, success in a PGY2 residency, and as an adjunct faculty position.
The pharmacy residency program offers a wide variety of patient care activities with the goal of providing experiential learning in acute care medicine and ambulatory care pharmacy practice. Typical learning experiences are 4-6 weeks in length or are longitudinal.
Additionally, three 4-week elective rotation experiences are chosen by the resident.
We offer a wide variety of patient care activities with the goal of providing experiential learning in acute care medicine and ambulatory care pharmacy practice. Typical learning experiences are 4-6 weeks in length or are longitudinal. Additionally, three 4-week elective rotation experiences are chosen by the resident.
Adult Immunology Clinic – HIV
Ambulatory Care I & II* (6 weeks – Clinics: Anticoagulation, Chronic Care (Hypertension, Diabetes), Fall Prevention, Specialty Diabetes, Heart Failure)
Continuity of Care in Anticoagulation†
Medical Intensive Care* (6 weeks)
Infectious Disease* (4-6 weeks)
Inpatient Pharmacy Orientation* (6 weeks)
Internal Medicine I* (4 weeks)
Internal Medicine II* (4 weeks)
Medication Safety & Pharmacy Administration†
*Required rotational experiences (4-6 weeks) †Longitudinal required experiences ^Offered through Touro University California
Completion of a self-directed research project at AHS
Continuing Education (CE) presentation at local CSHP chapter CE event
Teaching Certificate Program through Touro University California to foster precepting, didactic teaching, and active learning skills
Research Certificate Programs through Touro University California which takes a stepwise approach to research and coincides with the resident’s own research project timeline
Protected project time each month
Staffing – every 3rd weekend in the central inpatient pharmacy
ACLS certification completion
Simulation lab curriculum in partnership with UCSF PGY1 residents to increase confidence and competence during various emergent situations.
Present to medical residents at Medicine Noon Conference
Full medical and dental coverage
10 paid holidays
Reimbursement for required meeting's (i.e., CSHP and Western States) fees and travel expenses
Alameda Health System (AHS) – Highland Hospital is located in the heart of Oakland, CA, 20 minutes from San Francisco. Highland Hospital serves as the county's only Level I Trauma center and is a training facility for four accredited medical training programs in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. At Highland, we are committed to maintaining and improving the health of all county residents, regardless of their ability to pay. AHS serves as the principal provider for the county's uninsured population.
Training Site Type:Hospital
Model Type(s):Teaching/Tertiary Care
Applications are submitted through PhORCAS.
Application Deadline - 1/4/21
Eligible for pharmacist licensure in California
Official academic transcript
Letter of intent
Curriculum vitae (CV)
3 letters of recommendation - references are to use the PhORCAS system for submission a each reference should comment on the following PhORCAS categories: