Pharmacy Residency Program

The Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program at Yuma Regional Medical Center offers you an outstanding opportunity to build on your Doctor of Pharmacy education by enhancing your knowledge, skills and abilities as a clinical pharmacist in an acute care setting. As a resident, your daily practices will be conducted in a variety of clinical settings as you care for a diverse patient population. You will also have an opportunity to prepare to become board certified as well as to become eligible to continue your clinical pharmacy training and complete Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) residency in a specialized area.

PGY1 is a 12-month program, and two residencies are offered each year. Residency candidates must have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a college accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). And, preference is given to candidates who have pharmacy experience. Candidates must be eligible for Arizona licensure and must become licensed in Arizona within the first 90 days of the program. Residents will have staffing responsibilities every other weekend and on some holidays.

A competitive stipend is provided, and residents are housed in apartments arranged by Yuma Regional Medical Center. Residents also receive medical, dental and life insurance, and travel expenses for approved meetings are covered.

If you are interested in applying for the Pharmacy Residency program at Yuma Regional Medical Center, please review our Candidate’s Manual and then submit your application through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).

For more information about our Pharmacy Residency program, please contact Jacob Schwarz, PharmD, MBA, BCCCP, BCPS, FAzPA, Residency Program Director, at 928-336-7037 or via [email protected].

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Sonora Sunset Apartments
Yuma Regional Medical Center offers our PGY1 residents housing during their time in Yuma.
Employee Wellness
We are proud to offer employees a comprehensive benefit plan. Eligible employees enjoy a wide range of options.
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