The Community Medical Centers Healthcare Network - Central California

Community Regional Pharmacy Residency

I appreciated the organization and the flow of the program. I believe this is “key” to a successful program. In addition, providing structured guidelines and deadlines made the continuity of professional development achievable. - Dr. Leonard Valdez (2007-2008)

PGY1 Program Purpose: PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

The Community Regional Medical Center ASHP Accredited Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program is designed to be clinical in nature at a Level I Trauma and Regional Burn Center. Residents are trained, with progressive decreases in preceptorship, to provide care to a broad variety of patients; to serve as educators for pharmacy students and other health care professionals; and to conduct clinical research. 

Rotations are provided in Ambulatory Care, Administration, Critical Care - Medicine/Trauma/ Surgery/Burn, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Neonatal Intensive Care, Operations and Transition of Care. The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program also provides residents the opportunity to hone written and verbal communications skills; develop professionalism; develop leadership skills for large and small group direction; and develop in-depth understanding of the interrelationships of clinical, operational, administrative, academic and organizational pharmacy. 

Our 10 year celebration of the residency program is a milestone achievement.  Read more about it here.

Read about a blog regarding "A dose of medication intervention" here.

The American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) Commission of Credentialing has approved our accreditation for a six year cycle until 2022.  Check out the story and pictures here.

Community Regional was selected as the Fresno APPE Site of the Year Award by UCSF in 2017.  This award allows the UCSF student pharmacists the opportunity to recognize experiential sites that provide an exceptional learning environment.

Read our blog about "Pharmacists specialize in smaller, acutely ill patients in our new PICU" here.

Watch a video about our new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) that also has one of our PICU pharmacists in it: 

Community Regional is a Level I Trauma Center with great teaching programs. Here I can maximize my learning experiences by having highly supportive preceptors and encountering patients with various disease states. The private resident office space allows us to work on patient cases and projects with minimal disturbances. This program will prepare me to become a great clinical pharmacist. - Dr. Tsung-Chi (George) Lien (2010-2011)

This program had all the resources I was looking for in a residency: a great teaching hospital at a Level I Trauma Center, pharmacist-friendly health care professionals, extraordinary clinical pharmacists, excellent support system, and private residency office. I was fortunate to have rotations here as a pharmacy student and knew that this residency program would provide me with the necessary skills to be a competent clinical pharmacist. - Dr. Linda Ly (2009-2010)

The biggest reason why I chose the residency program at CRMC was the fact that it is a cutting-edge acute care institution with strong academic affiliations. It provides unique experiences in areas such as emergency medicine, trauma and critical care, while cultivating an ideal learning environment. The program has great support from the entire Pharmacy Services department, and it is evident how dedicated the preceptors and staff are to the residency program. I am confident that this residency will provide me with the clinical and professional skills necessary to pursue my career goals as a clinical pharmacist. - Dr. Avo Arikian (2012-2013)



Community Regional Medical Center was an ideal choice for me because it is a large institution with a variety of services that allows for exposure to multiple practice settings. Preceptors and staff are able to provide a welcoming atmosphere balanced with a clear passion for teaching and helping to ensure patients are treated appropriately. I look forward to being challenged and firmly believe I will come away with a foundation that will accelerate my pursuit of a career as a clinical pharmacist.  - Dr. Stephen Rettig (2012-2013)