The Community Medical Centers Healthcare Network - Central California

Salary and Benefits

The Pharmacy Residency program begins end of June or beginning of July and is one year in length, and offers the following benefits:
  • Annual base salary of $47,840, paid bi-weekly (overtime salary is extra)
  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance effective immediately 
  • Accrued Paid Time Off (PTO) that includes: 2 weeks vacation, 9 paid holidays and 6 discretionary days
  • Long Term Disability Coverage equal to 50% of your salary with elective for higher coverage
  • Term Life Insurance ($10,000) effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment
  • Paid attendance at CSHP Seminar or ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Western States Residency Conference
  • Free covered parking

I selected this program because it’s a Level I Trauma Center with a great teaching hospital reputation, and because it’s a smaller residency program.  It also had many perks such as paid staffing only every 3rd weekend, own office space, and great clinical pharmacists.  This program was my top choice after I ended up interviewing at 5 different hospitals both in CA and out of state.  3 things I love:  1. our office  2. preceptor support  3.  the physicians I have gotten to know & work with. - Dr. Krista Preckel (2008-2009)

**Please note that paperwork, health assessments, corporate orientation, computer training and other related training MUST be completed before the start of the residency program (mid to late June).  Please contact Human Resources or the Residency Program Director for more information.** 

Rent for an average apartment ranges from $750 to $1,200 per month for a one to three bedroom apartment.

For more information about Fresno and some helpful links, please visit these sites:

Fresno/Clovis Convention and Visitors Bureau

Fresno Chamber of Commerce

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.
-Stephen Rettig (2012-2013)