Pharmacy Residency Program


Citrus Valley Health Partners (CVHP) through its hospital campuses (Citrus Valley Medical Center (CVMC) – Queen of the Valley Campus, CVMC – Inter-Community Campus, and Foothill Presbyterian Hospital) in West Covina, Covina, and Glendora, California offers two ASHP accreditation-candidate postgraduate year one (PGY-1) resident positions. This postgraduate program is designed to develop skilled clinicians that can deliver pharmaceutical care in a variety of health care settings. In addition, our unique partnership with the Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy offers the full resources of an institution that develops leaders among healthcare professionals dedicated to the delivery of advanced personally-optimized patient care and the translation of applied and clinical science breakthroughs to enhance the quality of life.


The Pharmacy Practice Residency program at Citrus Valley Health Partners begins in July. This 12-month residency focuses on pharmacotherapy, research and teaching in a decentralized pharmacy setting. Citrus Valley Medical Center pharmacy departments are open 24/7 and include a central pharmacy along with inpatient satellite locations. Our pharmacists provide a broad range of clinical services and work collaboratively with the health care team. CVHP comprises three hospital campuses (623 licensed beds combined) and an inpatient hospice (10 beds) and home health facility, and through this affiliation, the resident will participate in the system-wide management of clinical programs and operations. The CVHP Residency program emphasizes practice. We make a strong distinction between clerkship training and residency training. The residency builds on the clerkship experiences gained in pharmacy school. Although our program is organized into discrete blocks of training (rotations), each rotation is related to the broad purpose of the program, and we assist the resident in integrating these individual training experiences into the practice of pharmacy.


  • Graduate of accredited college of pharmacy and eligible for California licensure
  • Letter of interest (250-word maximum)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • College of pharmacy transcripts (3.0 GPA or above)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • In-person on-site interview
  • Passport-size photo submitted with residency application
  • Current BLS license (AHA certified)


Core Rotations:

  • Infectious Disease
  • Care Transitions
  • Clinical Consult Services/Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics/NICU/Maternal Child Health
  • Critical Care/Emergency Medicine

Elective Rotations:

  • Transitional Care Unit/Long Term Care
  • Diabetes Management
  • Oncology
  • Informatics
  • Advanced Infectious Disease
  • Advanced Administration

Longitudinal Rotations:

  • Administration
  • Ambulatory Care/Population Health
  • Inpatient Distribution/Operations
  • Teaching Certificate (Arranged through KGI)

Administrative Experiences

Throughout the year, residents will participate on the following committees and activities: Pharmacy and Therapeutics; Medication Safety; QAI; Student Conference leader and others.


In addition to completing required rotations, Pharmacy Practice Residents are expected to obtain licensure early in the residency, staff the pharmacy, precept pharmacy students, perform in-services to hospital staff, assist in the recruitment and interview process for future residents and pharmacists, and present their major research project at the Western States Conference.


  • Medical, dental and vision
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Professional liability insurance
  • Three weeks of paid time off per academic year
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Membership (CSHP and ASHP)

Residency Travel

Residents are expected to attend CSHP Seminar, ASHP Mid-Year Clinical Meeting and the Western States Residency Conference.

To Apply

Dear Residency Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Citrus Valley Health Partners (CVHP). We are confident that the residency program discovery process will be worthwhile for both you and our organization and look forward to giving full consideration of your application. Please refer to the following information to aid you in a smooth process moving forward:

  1. Application Due Date: January 1, 2016
  2. How to Apply: The Match is sponsored and supervised by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). The Match is administered on behalf of ASHP by National Matching Services Inc. (NMS)
    1. Beginning November you may register for the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) at
    2. Beginning in November you may register for the Match at the same website.
    3. PhORCAS Information: This is an online service that will process your CVHP residency application. More information can be found at:
    4. Schedule of Dates:
      • Interviews Scheduled: January 2016
      • Interviews On Site: February 9-11, 2016
      • Rank Order Lists Submitted: March 4, 2016
      • Rank Results: March 18, 2016

To apply for the Pharmacy Practice Residency program at Citrus Valley Health Partners, contact:

Edward Jai, PharmD
Vice President,
Pharmacy Services and Population Health
Citrus Valley Health Partners
Residency Program Director,
Department of Pharmacy

Citrus Valley Medical Center
210 W San Bernardino Road
Covina, CA 91723

Phone: (626) 813-2953