Pharmacy Residency Program

Established in 1967, the UC Irvine Health Pharmacy Residency Program trains residents to become confident, competent and compassionate caregivers equipped with the skills and knowledge to meet the challenge of pharmacy practice.  

We offer a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency program accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) as well as a PGY2 program in infectious diseases (which currently has candidate status for ASHP accreditation).

Learning experiences are offered in a wide variety of practice areas customized to the resident’s individual interests. Our preceptors — many are board-certified pharmacotherapy specialists (BCPS) — provide expert training to our residents.

Areas of learning include:

  • Critical care, including surgical, medical, cardiac, neuroscience, burn and neonatal intensive care units
  • Infectious disease
  • Informatics
  • Internal medicine
  • Investigational drugs
  • Leadership and practice management
  • Medication safety
  • Oncology
  • Operating room
  • Outpatient pharmacy
  • Palliative care
  • Pharmacy operations and sterile compounding
  • Psychiatry
  • Transplants

Our programs

Learn more about our programs below.

PGY1: Pharmacy Practice

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The PGY1 program trains residents to become confident, competent and compassionate caregivers ›

PGY2: Infectious Disease

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The PGY2 program develops knowledge and skills in both clinical laboratory medicine and infectious diseases ›