Providence Holy Cross Medical Center’s residency program prepares a motivated, self-directed individual to become professionally competent with expanded clinical knowledge in pharmacy practice. Through a series of training modules, residents will enhance their clinical knowledge with practical experience in diverse, multidisciplinary settings.
Providence Holy Cross Department of Pharmacy is committed to creating and maintaining an environment in which each resident is able to realize his or her maximum potential and to contribute to the success of the pharmacy profession.
Our program features dedicated preceptors and robust program structures to help develop top leaders in pharmacy.
Why choose Providence
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center (PHCMC) is a 377-bed, not-for-profit community hospital located in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California. PHCMC offers both inpatient and outpatient health services, including a state-of–the art Cancer Center, Heart Center, Orthopedics, TJC accredited Stroke Program, Diabetes Program, Neurosciences and Rehabilitation Services, Women’s & Children’s Services, and Neonatal ICU, as well as Emergency and Trauma Services for the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valley communities. PHCMC is best known for the extraordinary care and excellence.
Living the mission
At Providence St. Joseph Health, we are inspired by the spirit of our founders. Providence caregivers share a deep, personal calling to achieve the highest standards of professional excellence and compassionate care. It is our mission to improve the health and well-being of the people we serve, especially the poor and vulnerable.
Our residency programs emphasizes collaborative, patient-centered care. Pharmacy residents will gain:
- Advanced, practice-based skills in a variety of patient population and care settings
- Leadership skills
- Greater knowledge of evidence-based medicine
- Insight into new models of care through Providence’s strategic initiatives
PHCMC pharmacy resident is required to complete twelve (12) months of practice experiential rotations during the residency program. Rotation length may vary depending on the needs and interests of the resident. Additional rotations may be offered at affiliated institutions to meet specific skill needs and interests of each resident if approved by the program director and the Preceptor Committee. The following rotations are available at PHCMC:
- Internal Medicine
- Critical Care
- Antimicrobial Stewardship
- Nutritional Support
- Glucose Management
- Transitional Care
- Practice Management
- Neonatal Care
- Medication Safety
- Pharmacy Informatics
Providence pharmacists play an integral role in a variety of practice settings as part of Providence’s patient-centered care.
The program’s open, collaborative environment allows residents to share knowledge across Providence system organizations. Educational sessions enhance what’s learned within individual residency programs. Topics include personal and professional leadership opportunities, teaching skills, preceptor development, change management, project justification and legislative advocacy.
- Applicants must be a graduate from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy degree program.
- Resident must be licensed, or eligible for licensure, in the state of California.
How to apply
PHCMC participates in the ASHP PhORCAS for the application process and ASHP MATCHING program. Applicants should submit their application materials through PhORCAS including:
- Curriculum vitae
- Official pharmacy school transcript
- Three references
- Letter of Intent which should include what values you will bring to the organization and how our program will help further your professional goals.
The appointment period is 12 months from July 1st through June 30th. Resident salary throughout Providence St. Joseph Health in California is competitive with other residency programs.
You can find the most recent salary at ASHP:
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Residents qualify for Providence employee benefits, including medical, dental and vision coverage with a variety of plans available and a flexible spending account. Your spouse and dependents also are eligible for coverage. Providence offers life insurance, retirement plans and a matching program for retirement. You also can participate in the LifeBalance program, which offers a variety of discounts and perks.
Residency accommodations include their own work area, travel and registration reimbursements for residency related conferences.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our program. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you.
Jiwon Kim, Pharm.D., MHA, CPHQ
Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Director of Pharmacy
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center
15031 Rinaldi St., Mission Hills, CA 91345
Phone number: 818-496-4599