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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 2016 – 2017 Residents and Fellows


Residencies

PGY1 Residencies 

PGY1 – Acute Care 

  • Primary Preceptor: Mark Nguyen, PharmD, BCPS
  • Residency Features: Primary focus is acute care. Other activities include didactic and experiential teaching, research, other presentation opportunities, and publications.
  • ASHP Accredited Program.

Learn more about our PGY1 – Acute Care Residency here.  

 

PGY1 – Ambulatory Care

  • Primary Preceptor: Emmanuelle Schwartzman, PharmD, CDE
  • Residency Features: Primary focus is ambulatory care. Other activities include didactic and experiential teaching, research, other presentation opportunities, and publications.
  • ASHP Accredited Program

Learn more about our PGY1 – Ambulatory Care Residency here.

 

PGY1 – Community Pharmacy

  • Primary Preceptor: Karl Hess, PharmD, FCPhA
  • Residency Features: Primary focus is community practice. Other activities include didactic and experiential teaching, research, other presentation opportunities, and publications.
  • ASHP Accredited Program

Learn more about our PGY1 – Community Pharmacy Residency here.

 

PGY1 – Geriatrics 

  • Primary Preceptor: Janice Hoffman, PharmD, CGP 
  • Residency Features: Primary focus is geriatrics.  Other activities include didactic and experiential teaching, research, other presentation opportunities, and publications.
  • ASHP Accredited Program

Learn more about our PGY1 – Geriatrics Residency here.

 

PGY1 – Ralphs Community Pharmacy

  • Primary Preceptor: Micah Hata, PharmD
  • Residency Features: Primary focus is community practice.  Other activities include didactic and experiential teaching, research, other presentation opportunities, and publications.

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

 

PGY2 Residencies

PGY2 – Cardiology

  • Primary Preceptor: Cynthia Jackevicius, BScPhm, PharmD, MSc, FCSHP, BCPS, AQ Cardiology
  • Residency Features: The primary focus is providing cardiology-focused pharmaceutical care to a large adult medicine population. Other activities include didactic and experiential teaching, research, other presentation opportunities, and publications.

Learn more about our PGY2 – Cardiology Residency here.

 


Fellowships

Cardiology Outcomes

  • Primary Preceptor: Cynthia Jackevicius, BScPhm, PharmD, MSc, FCSHP, BCPS, AQ Cardiology
  • Fellowship Features: The primary focus is cardiovascular outcomes research in a variety of settings. Other activities include didactic and experiential teaching, other presentation and publication opportunities, and providing pharmaceutical care to cardiology patients.

Learn more about our Cardiology Fellowship here.

 

Health Outcomes

  • Primary Preceptor: Anandi Law, BPharm, MS, PhD, FAACP, FAPhA
  • Fellowship Features: The primary focus is research within health outcomes to a variety of potential research and practice sites. Other activities include didactic and experiential teaching, presentation and publication opportunities.

Learn more about our Health Outcomes Fellowship here.

 

Transplantation/Pharmacogenomics

  • Primary Preceptor: David Min, PharmD, FCCP, FASHP
  • Fellowship Features: The primary focus is pharmacogenomic research. Other activities include didactic and experiential teaching, other presentation opportunities, providing pharmaceutical care to pre- and post- transplant recipients, and publications.

Learn more about our Transplantation/Pharmacogenomics Fellowship here. 

 

Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes Research (PEHOR)

  • Primary Preceptor: Quang A. Le, PharmD, PhD
  • Fellowship Features: The primary focus is Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes Research. Other activities include didactic and experiential teaching, presentation and publication opportunities.

Learn more about our Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes Fellowship here.