Allied Health Residencies

You can succeed in an atmosphere of learning and support. At UCLA Health, our Allied Health Residencies will give you the opportunity to work alongside the most experienced and knowledgeable practitioners, as you build your reputation for competence in the most challenging clinical situations.

Pharmacy Residency Program


Pharmacists completing this residency will be competent practitioners of direct patient care in a diverse clinical environment with a focus in acute and critical care.


The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and combined facilities have over 700 beds and serves as a teaching site for the UCLA School of Medicine and other allied health professions educational programs. Pharmacy residents work as part of the health care team to provide patient education and pharmaceutical care. Pharmacy residents have the unique opportunity to gain experience in a variety of acute care areas such as oncology, transplant, and critical care. The program provides emphasis in pharmaceutical care across inpatient and ambulatory services. Residents will rotate through a series of required and elective rotations and develop in-depth clinical, teaching, operational, and administrative experiences.

Start Date:

Resident appointments are for one year starting July 1st of each year.


Anticipated February 2020 (exact dates and times to be scheduled with applicants)

Number of


Required Rotations
Orientation 3 weeks Infectious Disease 4 weeks
Administration 3 weeks Internal Medicine 4 weeks
Drug Information 4 weeks Medical Intensive Care Unit 4 weeks
Hospital Staffing 4 weeks Pediatrics 4 weeks
Renal Transplantation 4 weeks
Elective Rotations
Cardiothoracic/Neurocritical Care 6 weeks Liver Transplantation 4 weeks
Emergency Department 4 weeks Oncology/Bowyer Infusion 4 weeks
Investigational Drug Studies 4 weeks Psychopharmacology 4 weeks
Intravenous Admixture Services 2-4 weeks Pediatric Oncology 4 weeks
Geriatrics 4 weeks
Longitundinal Experiences

CODE BLUE CERTIFICATION: Residents will receive Code Blue Training and ACLS Certification. Upon successful completion, residents will participate on the Medical Center’s Code Blue Team.

DISCHARGE PHARMACY & MEDICATION RECONCILIATION: Residents will rotate through 3-4 weekend day shifts per month.

DIABETES EDUCATION: Residents will work as part of the health care team to provide diabetes education and counseling to patients two afternoons per week.

ADMINISTRATIVE: Residents will participate in P&T, Medication Safety, ASP, and staff meetings.

TEACHING: Residents will prepare four newsletter articles, participate in house-staff teaching and in-service programs, conduct four formal departmental educational presentations, and lead four journal club sessions.

RESIDENCY PROJECT: Each resident will complete a research project during the residency year. The project should be of interest to the resident, of benefit to the Department/profession, and result in a quality paper suitable for eventual publication. Each resident will present findings at the annual UC collaborative.

Program Information

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Have successfully completed a pharmacy educational program with a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree
  • Be eligible to apply for a license to practice pharmacy in the State of California prior to entrance into the program
  • Demonstrate above average academic achievement
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
Application Information
  • Must participate in the ASHP Match and apply using PhORCAS at https://www.ashp.org/phorcas
  • Three Letters of Recommendation/Reference
  • Letter of Interest explaining specific qualities that make the applicant an ideal fit for the Pharmacy Residency Program at UCLA
  • All applications must be submitted via PhORCAS by January 15, 2020
  • ASHP Residency Listing Information

RESIDENCY START DATE: Resident appointments are for one year starting July 1 of each year


INTERVIEW DATES: Anticipated February 2020 (exact dates and times to be scheduled with applicants)

Salary and Benefits

Salary: Approximately $55,000/year
Attendance at professional meetings: 1 week
Vacation: 2 weeks

Program Director:
Rita Jue Quan, PharmD, BCPS
PGY-1 Residency Program DirectorEmail: RJue@mednet.ucla.edu
UCLA Medical Center
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1695
Anne Alvarez

Anne Alvarez, PharmD

Sylmar, CA
Pharmacy School:
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (North Chicago, IL)
Professional Interests:
Critical Care, Emergency Medicine
Favorite part of the program:
Diverse elective and acute care options, unique patient population
Favorite things to do:
Listen to true crime podcasts during my commute, DJ, take improv classes

Allison Lee

Allison Lee, PharmD

Pearl City, HI
Pharmacy School:
Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy (Pomona, CA)
Professional Interests:
Solid Organ Transplantation
Favorite part of the program:
Supportive, knowledgeable preceptors and availability of institutional resources
Favorite things to do:
Watch horror/sci-fi/action movies and TV shows; live theatre; trail running

Roland Davoudi

Roland Davoudi, PharmD

La Crescenta, CA
Pharmacy School:
Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy (Pomona, CA)
Professional Interests:
Infectious Diseases, Solid Organ Transplantation
Favorite part of the program:
Diverse rotations in various medical specialties and status as academic medical center
Favorite things to do:
Watching movies (Marvel, DC, comedies); hiking

Ross Pineda

Ross Pineda, PharmD

Simi Valley, CA
Pharmacy School:
West Coast University School of Pharmacy (Los Angeles, CA)
Professional Interests:
Infectious Diseases
Favorite part of the program:
Wide array of acute care rotations and opportunities for direct patient interaction
Favorite things to do:
Playing sports and working out; photography; hiking


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