Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy Western University of Health Sciences
College of Pharmacy

Postdoctoral Training

The Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy opened in 1996. The PharmD program prepares pharmacy professionals in a humanistic, interdisciplinary tradition to become competent, qualified practitioners. WesternU now supports three types of post-doctoral training programs in pharmacy practice:

PGY1 Residencies: Acute Care, Ambulatory Care, Community Pharmacy, Geriatrics 
PGY2 Residencies: Cardiology, Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy
Fellowships: Health Outcomes, Cardiology Outcomes, Transplantation/Pharmacogenomics, Ambulatory Care

Post-doctoral trainees have the opportunity to participate in didactic and experiential teaching, as well as assist in the development of clinical skills with pharmacy students in all phases of pharmacy school. WesternU has an innovative block structure in the curriculum, which allows students to focus on one topic at a time, and for faculty (and other lecturers) to focus their teaching time. WesternU is a leader in providing interprofessional education and teaching evidence-based clinical practice – trainees will have a chance to participate in both.

WesternU programs include 15 days paid time off, health insurance, parking, $1000 travel stipend, and 403(b) with employer contribution. Post-doctoral trainees are provided a faculty appointment within the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration.

Meet our 2015 – 2016 Residents and Fellows


PGY1 Residencies 

PGY1 – Acute Care 

Learn more about our PGY1 – Acute Care Residency here.  


PGY1 – Ambulatory Care

Learn more about our PGY1 – Ambulatory Care Residency here.


PGY1 – Community Pharmacy

Learn more about our PGY1 – Community Pharmacy Residency here.


PGY1 – Geriatrics 

Learn more about our PGY1 – Geriatrics Residency here.


PGY1 – Ralphs Community Pharmacy

Learn more about our PGYI – Ralphs Community Pharmacy Residency here.


PGY2 Residencies

PGY2 – Cardiology

Learn more about our PGY2 – Cardiology Residency here.



Cardiology Outcomes

Learn more about our Cardiology Fellowship here.


Health Outcomes

Learn more about our Health Outcomes Fellowship here.



Learn more about our Transplantation/Pharmacogenomics Fellowship here. 


Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes Research (PEHOR)

Learn more about our Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes Fellowship here.