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 an acute care environment.


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 2019 (exact dates and times to be scheduled with applicants)

Number of


Required Rotations
Orientation 2 weeks Investigational Drug Studies 3 weeks
Administration 3 weeks Medical Intensive Care 4 weeks
Drug Information 4 weeks Neurosurgery 4 weeks
General Medicine 4 weeks Oncology 4 weeks
Infectious Disease 4 weeks Pediatrics 4 weeks
Cardiology 3 weeks Transplant 4 weeks
Elective Rotations
ELECTIVE ROTATIONS 10-12 weeks Neonatal Intensive Care 4 weeks
Emergency Medicine 4 weeks Pediatric Oncology 4 weeks
Geriatrics 4 weeks Psychopharmacology 4 weeks
Longitundinal Experiences

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

DISCHARGE PHARMACY STAFFING: Residents will work a minimum of 10 weekends (two eight-hour shifts/weekend) per year at the Outpatient Discharge Pharmacy.

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

MEDICATION SAFETY: Residents will participate in monthly medication safety meetings.

PHARMACY AND THERAPEUTICS (P&T): Residents will participate in monthly P&T meetings.

TEACHING: Residents will prepare four articles throughout the residency year for pharmacy and nursing education in the form of a monthly newsletter. Furthermore, residents will participate in house-staff teaching and in-service programs while rotating through each practice site.

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.

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, 2019
  • ASHP Residency Listing Information

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


INTERVIEW DATES: Anticipated February 2019 (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, PharmD, BCPS
PGY-1 Residency Program DirectorEmail: RJue@mednet.ucla.edu
UCLA Medical Center
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1695