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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 offers various types of postdoctoral training programs in pharmacy practice:

  1. PGY1 Residencies: Ambulatory Care, Community Pharmacy, Geriatrics
  2. PGY2 Residencies: Cardiology
  3. Fellowships: Health Outcomes Research, Cardiology Outcomes Research, Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes Research (PEHOR)

For more information on our programs or questions please email us at COPPostdocProgram@westernu.edu.

WesternU Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) students participate in a hands-on workshop making hand cream and lip balm in the WesternU College of Pharmacy Compounding Lab. WesternU is one of 13 institutions nationwide hosting SHPEP, encouraging underrepresented students to enter health professions.

Postdoctoral Training Develop clinical skills

Postdoctoral trainees will focus on enhancing their clinical, research and teaching skills. WesternU has a rich history of providing first class training for postdocs and mentorship towards successful careers in clinical, research and academic settings. All postdoctoral trainees will participate in both the teaching and research certificate programs. Residents and Fellows will 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.

WesternU programs include 15 days paid time off, health insurance, parking, $1,000 travel stipend, and 403(b) with employer contribution. Postdoctoral trainees are provided a faculty appointment within the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration and will have access to all of the faculty resources both within the college and the university.

  • Residencies

    PGY1 Residencies

     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 and for an Example Schedule click here.

     PGY1 – Geriatrics 

    • Primary Preceptor: Janice Hoffman, PharmD, EdD, BCGP 
    • 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 PreceptorMicah Hata, PharmD
    • 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 PGYI – Ralphs Community Pharmacy Residency here.

    PGY2 Residencies

    PGY2 – Cardiology

    Learn more about our PGY2 – Cardiology Residency here.

  • Fellowships

    Cardiology Outcomes Research

    Learn more about our Cardiology Fellowship here.

     Health Outcomes Research

    • 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.
    • ACCP Peer-Reviewed Program

    Learn more about our Health Outcomes 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.