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Residency Program Information

The Dignity Health Sacramento program (Mercy General Hospital/Mercy San Juan Medical Center) Pharmacy PGY1 Practice Residency is within a health system that includes acute care hospitals, managed care, and disease management programs. Residents will rotate through Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Carmichael, Mercy General Hospital in East Sacramento and Mercy Medical Group at various locations around Sacramento. Residents will have the opportunity to practice with and be mentored by clinical pharmacists in a variety of specialty practice areas. Residents will also have the opportunity to enroll in BLS, ACLS, and PALS courses at the Dignity Health Collaborative Learning Center.         

Fringe Benefits: Retirement plan option, paid vacation/holidays/sick days, health care coverage (including dental/vision), travel and meeting fees covered when possible.

Estimated Stipend: $60,000

Number of Positions:

Required Rotations and Activities:

  • Acute Clinical Leadership – approximately 3 weeks and longitudinal
  • Ambulatory Care – various clinics – 4 weeks
  • Hospital Practice – 6 weeks, then approximately 20 to 30 hours per month thereafter
  • Transitions of Care – 6 weeks
  • Internal Medicine – 6 weeks
  • Pharmacy Management – longitudinal
  • 1-hour Continuing Education lecture on a topic of the residents’ choice (occurs in the Fall)
  • Resident Project and presentation at Western States Conference 

Elective Rotations:

Electives may take place at Mercy San Juan or Mercy General based on availability. Elective rotations are scheduled flexibly as 4 to 6-week rotations depending on resident interest and availability.  Options include:

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Cardiology
  • Medical Intensive Care
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics/NICU
  • Neurocritical Care/Neurology
  • Trauma/Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Medication Safety
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Infectious Disease/Antibiotic Stewardship