The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Adventist Health White Memorial adopts the ASHP PGY-1 standards to provide a rich learning/practice experience in advanced clinical practice. The residents will work under P&T approved protocols in many clinical areas of inpatient care including infectious disease, anticoagulation, diabetes services, pain management, and parenteral nutrition.
The new residents will have two weeks of orientation with the medical residents about the hospital. The program can be tailored to meet the needs of the individual residents to promote learning in areas where the resident is most interested in. Residents will also be expected to serve as preceptors to APPE pharmacy students. The residents will attend various clinical and medical rounds during their rotations. The residents have opportunities to earn teaching credential from West Coast University as part of the training. Longitudinal activities include MUE, P&T, Journal-Club, Readmission, Community-Outreach, preceptorship, WCU teaching-credential and didactic-lecture, research/publication, Quality-Improvement/Quality-Assurance.
The residents are involved in many decision-making processes as part of leadership training: improvement of the program, operational and clinical initiatives. They have coordinated several events: accreditation survey preparation, residency showcase, open house, matching and community outreach, and attended several committee meetings at the Pharmacy & Therapeutics, Sepsis task force, ICU Best Practice task force, Glycemic task force, MERP, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Code Blue Committee.
Core Rotations: Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Infectious Diseases, Transition of Care, Administration.
Adventist Health White Memorial is a 353-bed acute-care teaching community hospital, one of Southern California's most respected and advanced medical centers, providing a full range of inpatient, outpatient, emergency and diagnostic services to the communities of Los Angeles County for over 100 years. It's ranked 28th out of 440 California hospitals by U.S.News, its several specialties include STEMI-Receiving and Stroke centers, Research&Publication Department, Adult-ICU/PICU/NICU, Emergency, Orthopedics, Surgeries, Geriatrics, Psychiatry, Oncology, Cardiology/Heart-Surgery, Nephrology, Neurology, OB/GYN, Pulmonary, and Gastroenterology. State-of-art technologies include eMAR, Computerized Physician Order Entry (COPE), Barcode Medication Administration (BCMA), and automated-dispensing system. Decentralized pharmacists, pharmacy residents and faculty members from West Coast University and California North State University provide advanced protocol-driven clinical services in pharmacokinetics; antimicrobial-stewardship; therapies on erythropoietin, nutrition, pain, anticoagulation, insulin, antiepileptics. The pharmacists attend several medical and clinical rounds in Geriatrics, I...D, Adult-ICU/PICU/NICU, Stroke, and emergency codes.
White Memorial is proud to have been recognized with the following honors:
•Ranked #1 in its Best Regional Hospitals Ranking for the Los Angeles Metro Area and #20 in the State of California by U.S. News & World Report
•HealthGrades for Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence
•Family Residency Program Ranked #1 in the State
•Five-time winner of the Eureka award for Performance Excellence from the California Council for Excellence, including the Silver Award
•Five-star awards for ranking in the top 10 percent of participating hospitals for patients' perception of quality of care and customer service
•Gold Seal of Approval for the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
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