Palomar Health Pharmacy Residency Programs

Preparing the Pharmacy Leaders of the Future

Vision Statement:
To improve patient outcomes by providing compassionate care through medication management, education and collaboration with professional colleagues.

Our Purpose:
The foundations of services provided by Palomar Health’s Department of Pharmacy Services are:

  • Contribute to optimal therapeutic outcomes.
  • Provide information for appropriate application of pharmacotherapeutics.
  • Maintain an efficient and fail-safe drug distribution system.
  • Support health-care providers in the delivery of distinguished patient care.
  • Support clinical research efforts.
  • Attract, develop and retain highly qualified pharmacists and technicians.

Pharmacy Services:
The Pharmacy Department provides comprehensive services on both campuses, Palomar Medical Center Escondido and Palomar Medical Center Poway.

The facilities have implemented an automated distribution model, consisting of automated dispensing cabinets. Clinical services include pharmacokinetics, anticoagulation management, total parenteral nutrition, renal dosing and antibiotic utilization evaluation. Additionally, a team of pharmacists on the units also provide discharge counseling and medication reconciliation for high-risk patients and post-operative orthopedic patients. Ambulatory care pharmacists manage patients in the community. Palomar Medical Center Escondido also has an outpatient pharmacy that provides specialty drugs and a meds to beds program. Palomar Medical Center Escondido is a teaching site for the University of California, San Diego, University of the Pacific, KGI School of Pharmacy, Loma Linda and primary site for the PGY1 pharmacy residency program and PGY2 programs in Infectious Diseases.

Serving on a host of committees and several rounding teams, pharmacists are vital members of the health care team within Palomar Health.