PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program



The Post Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) pharmacy residency builds on PharmD education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, and who are eligible for board certification and PGY2 residency training.


The PGY1 Pharmacy is an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)-accredited residency program.  The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program has been conducted at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, CA since 2002 and at Clovis Community Medical Center in Clovis, CA since 2016.

Our growth into a multiple-site program provides a foundation for competency-based education, a wide range practice experiences in diverse practice settings, and increases opportunities for residents to obtain experience in areas of interest. All 5 residents in the Community Medical Centers Multiple-Site PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program are part of a single program and are able to rotate throughout the health system.

Residents are matched to a home-base site: 3 residents at Community Regional Medical Center and 2 residents at Clovis Community Medical Center.

Community Regional Medical Center:

(NMS/ASHP Match Number 123313 for three PGY1 resident positions)

Clovis Community Medical Center:

(NMS/ASHP Match Number 123321 for two PGY1 resident positions)

Program Start:

End of June

Appointment Period:

12 months


  • Must be licensed Pharmacist Interns in the State of California prior to July 1.

  • Must be licensed Pharmacist in the State of California within 120 days of the start of the residency program.


At a minimum, each resident will spend two thirds or more of their time involved in direct patient care activities.  Learning experiences are sequenced such that areas of possible PGY2 specialization occur prior to the ASHP Mid-year Clinical Meeting based on resident interest.

Required learning experiences are scheduled at home-base sites, except orientation and pharmacy operations may be between sites. All other learning experiences are available to all residents at both sites. Learning experience duration is 4-6 weeks or longitudinal.


  • Orientation

  • Pharmacy Operations and Inpatient Care

  • Internal Medicine

  • Critical Care (trauma, burn/surgery, or medicine)

  • Emergency Medicine

  • Administration



  • Critical Care (trauma, burn/surgery, medicine) - elective
  • ​Infectious Diseases
  • Oncology

  • Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Neuro Intensive Care

  • Women and Children's Services

  • Quality/Risk Management

  • Pharmacy Information Systems

  • Medication Safety
  • ​Supply Chain Management



  • Major Research Project

  • Continuous Quality Improvement

  • Formulary Monograph Project

  • Staffing

  • Drug Information

  • BLS/ACLS certification and participation

  • Leadership Development



  • Pharmacy Education Seminar

  • Precept pharmacy students during direct patient care learning experiences

  • Teaching Certificate (Optional)