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Learning Experiences

Core Rotations (6 weeks):

  • Orientation (3-4 weeks)
  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Hospital Operations
  • Internal Medicine
  • ICU/Critical Care
  • Infectious Diseases

Elective Rotations (4-6 weeks):

  • Psychopharmacotherapy
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Palliative Care/Pain Management
  • Oncology
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship

Longitudinal Experiences:

  • Administrative Longitudinal/Residency Project Providence St. Joseph Health Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Residency Program
  • Staffing Longitudinal
  • Longitudinal Teaching experiences/Teaching Certificate


Preceptor: Michael Dinh, Pharm.D., BCCCP, BCPS, MA
Pharmacy Area Manager

Rotation Description:

The Pharmacy Operations rotation is a 6-weeks long, required rotation designed to provide the PGY1 pharmacy resident familiarity with the distributive functions of a hospital pharmacy, medication and departmental policies and procedures, and the skills required to serve as a clinical pharmacist. It is a combination of didactic orientation experiences and hands-on training primarily in the centralized pharmacy service areas. Residents receive training on computer systems, the electronic health record, policies and guidelines, department structure, pharmacy strategic initiatives, and requirements of the residency. The primary goal of the rotation is to ensure that the resident can function as a pharmacist upon completion of this rotation.