Program Description

The PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at White Memorial Medical Center (WMMC) adopts the ASHP PGY-1 standard of goals and outcomes to provide a rich learning/practice experience and enable the resident to expand the scope of his/her practice skills.  The program is designed to provide the residents with a strong foundation in direct patient care, pharmacy administration, and professional development at a 352 bed acute-care faith-based community teaching hospital with four medical residencies:  Internal Medicine, Family Practice, OB&GYN, and Podiatry.  The hospital utilizes state-of-the-art technology including CPOE and bedside bar-code scanning (BCMA), is fully automated, and has a decentralized pharmacy.  
The residency program at WMMC is designed to promote a solid foundation in clinical experience and skills in various aspects of patient-care and pharmacy practice.  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 program can be tailored to meet the needs and interests of the individual resident to promote learning in areas where the resident is most interested in.  Residents will also be expected to serve as preceptors to pharmacy students and interns.  The residents are expected to attend various clinical and medical rounds during their rotations. The residents will also be expected to complete a research project to be presented at the Western States Conference.
For more information of the Pharmacy Practive Residency, please click on the links below.


Vanessa Murillo 
Administrative Assistant 
White Memorial Medical Center 
Department of Pharmacy Services 
323-268-5000 Ext. 1870


Thao Nguyen, PharmD, BCPS
Director, Department of Pharmacy Services
Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Email:  Thao.Nguyen2@ah.org
Office:  (323) 268-5000 ext. 1403
Fax:  (323) 260-5854



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