Pharmacy Residency FAQs
- Will my residency be broad enough as a first-year resident?
- When was the residency program accredited?
- Is City of Hope a teaching institution?
- Do the pharmacists have opportunities to teach?
- What types of services are provided by the pharmacy?
- What are some of the clinical duties of the pharmacists?
- Where are former residents practicing currently?
- What are the staffing requirements?
- What are the research opportunities at City of Hope?
- What administrative duties are required of each resident?
While the patients at City of Hope have an underlying diagnosis related to cancer, each resident will gain a comprehensive scope of pharmacy practice.
The PGY1 residency was first accredited in May 1984 and the PGY2 residency was first accredited in 2012.
City of Hope is a teaching institution that trains medical fellows and residents in Oncology, Hematology, Surgery, and Radiation Oncology.
City of Hope has teaching agreements with local pharmacy schools including Loma Linda, UCSF, USC and Western.
Pharmacy services include: Acute Care, Ambulatory Care, 340B, Investigational Drug Services, Specialty and Retail Pharmacy
Clinical pharmacists participate in multidisciplinary rounds and various operational duties.
Many of the former residents are still employed at City of Hope.
Each resident will have experiences and training to facilitate staffing in each service area autonomously commensurate to a staff pharmacist.
Along with a required research project to be presented at the Western States Conference at the end of the year, residents will be at the forefront of clinical and biomedical research.
Each resident will be presenting at the monthly Pharmacy and Therapeutics and the Safe Medication meetings.