Residency Listing

VA Long Beach Healthcare System
5901 East 7th Street (03/119)
Long Beach, CA 90822
Code: 92110
NMS Code: 189913
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Patricia J Chun, Pharm.D., BCPS
(562) 826-8000 3959
Fax: (562) 826-5797
Director of Pharmacy: Michael Ascari, Pharm.D., MHA
(562) 826-8000 x5551
Fax: (562) 826-5797
Program Contact: Patricia J Chun, Pharm.D., BCPS
(562) 826-8000 3959
Fax: (562) 826-5797
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 mo. residency
Number of Positions:
Application Deadline: 2019-01-01
Starting Date: 2019-06-24
Estimated Stipend: 47005
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   This PGY1 residency’s core learning experiences include direct patient care in pharmacist-managed ambulatory care clinics and integrated interdisciplinary care within internal medicine and critical care rotations. A strong emphasis is placed on learning and incorporating evidence-based medicine to provide cost-effective therapy across the continuum of care. Program offers rotation flexibility within ambulatory care and hospital settings. Other activities include instructing Pharm.D. students, developing a practice-based research project, participation in adverse drug reaction reporting, drug use evaluations, formulary management, and drug-use policy development. For further information about the program, please visit our website at
Fringe Benefits:   Thirteen (13) annual leave days and 13 sick days/year, 10 paid holidays, authorized absence (w/pay) to attend selected meetings, dedicated office/computer space, free parking, photocopy privileges.
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   U.S. citizenship, Pharm.D. degree preferred, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, transcripts, eligible for licensure in any state.
Training Site Type: Hospital
Owner Affiliate: Federal
Model Type(s): Teaching, Tertiary
Patients Enrolled: 58000
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 79
Non-Professional Staff: 38
Total Beds: 360
Average Daily Census: 300
Site Special Features:   The medical center is a progressive teaching hospital affiliated with UCI School of Medicine and UOP, USC, and UCSF schools of pharmacy. It contains medical and surgical, spinal cord injury, and psychiatry services, a nursing home care unit, and home-based health care. The large ambulatory care program covers over 50 general and specialty clinics. The pharmacy department provides outpatient dispensing services, inpatient unit dose, i.v. admixtures, TPN, and comprehensive clinical pharmaceutical care services.