PGY1 Residency Program 


Application Deadline: January 5, 2020
Beginning Date: June 29, 2020
Number of Residents: 4
Stipend: ~$48,000
NMS Code: 121213

The Palomar Health PGY1 Acute Care Pharmacy Residency is primarily based at Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, California. Residents completing this program will learn to provide evidence-based pharmacology within interdisciplinary teams. Major selling points of the residency are personal attention to foster learning, developing a clinical mindset and an emphasis on becoming pharmacy leaders. Opportunity exists to mature in one's practice, manage and improve the medication-use process and enhance drug information skills. Residents are required to complete a research project during the year.

Open House Details

Location: Palomar Health, 2nd floor Raymond Conference Room
Time: Wednesday November 20th, 2019th from 5:30PM-7:00PM


  • Graduation from an accredited school of pharmacy
  • Participate in the ASHP Match and submit completed applications using PhORCAS by January 5, 2020. Complete applications must include the following:
Personal letter of interest
Curriculum vitae
Three letters of recommendation
School of pharmacy transcript
  • On-site interview
  • Pharmacist Intern License: Matched residents must posses a California Intern Pharmacist prior to July 1.
  • Pharmacist License: Matched residents must obtain a California Pharmacist License within 90 days of the start of the residency program.


Required Core Learning Experiences

  • Administration
  • Orientation
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy Services 
  • Sterile Products
  • TPN
  • Transitions of Care
  • Trauma


Required Longitudinal Experiences

  • MUE
  • Pharmacy Services (staffing)
  • Residency Project
  • Teaching Certificate Program


Elective Learning Experiences

  • Academia
  • Administration
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Geriatrics

For additional information, please contact:

Hershel Schaftel, Pharm D, BCCP - Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Residency Director
Phone: 442.281.2911
Address: Palomar Medical Center
2185 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029


2020 PGY1 Residents (General)

An Pham - Midwestern University - Chicago;

My "Katy" Quach - Loma Linda University;

Michelle Ta - Keck Graduate Institute;

Kevin Tran - UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy;

PG1 Residency Brochure