PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy


To build upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community‐based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certifications.

About the Program

The Post-Graduate Year One (PGY1) Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program (CPRP) at USC Mann was established in 1999. It is one of the oldest and largest accredited community-based pharmacy residency programs in the nation. Our program balances experiences in traditional ambulatory care, pharmacy operations, teaching, project management, and pharmacy administration. We offer unique perspectives on the practice of pharmacy and emphasize areas such as clinical practice, teaching, research and project management, collaborative practice development, entrepreneurship, leadership, and community service. The mission is to develop pharmacists who are skilled patient care providers, educators, scholars and leaders in advancing the practice of pharmacy. Community-based pharmacy practitioners and advanced practice pharmacists are community-focused practice leaders capable of improving the health of patients within the communities they serve wherever health and medication needs arise. Due to the broad range of experiences, our residents have obtained positions in academia, ambulatory care, community pharmacy management, pharmacy administration, and community pharmacy ownership. Our program is a multisite program with primary practice site locations across the Los Angeles and Orange County areas:
When applying for the PGY1 community-based pharmacy residency program at USC Mann, you may apply to any combination of our sites when selecting your designations in PhORCAS. Please submit an application in PhORCAS to each of the sites that you are interested in ranking. You will be charged only one program fee from PhORCAS under our ASHP program code, even if you apply to multiple sites within our program.

In addition to the primary practice site, the resident can rotate through a variety of community and ambulatory care practice settings, such as:

  • 986 Pharmacy Corporate Office
  • 986 Pharmacy – Rosemead
  • CliniCare Pharmacy
  • CliniCare Advanced Practice Pharmacy Care Center
  • Edward R. Roybal Comprehensive Health Center
  • Keck Medical Center of USC Clinics
  • Keck Medicine of USC Specialty Pharmacy
  • Los Angeles General Medical Center Clinics
  • Los Angeles LGBT Center
  • The Medicine Shoppe Artesia
  • Mercy LTC and Specialty Pharmacy
  • Mercy Pharmacy Group Corporate Office
  • Ralphs Corporate Division
  • Ralphs Pharmacies
  • UCI Senior Health Center/UCI Medical Center
  • USC Pharmacies (including USC Pharmacy, USC Health Center Pharmacy, USC Medical Plaza Pharmacy, and USC Verdugo Hills Professional Pharmacy)
  • USC Community & Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Clinics
  • USC International Travel Health Clinic
  • USC Virtual Pharmacist Care Center (VPCC)
  • USC Pain Center
  • USC Student Health Centers
  • Wynn Medical Center Clinics
  • Compounding
  • Disease State Management (Anticoagulation, Diabetes, Dyslipidemia, Hypertension)
  • Geriatric/Senior Health Care
  • Health and Wellness Screenings
  • Immunizations
  • Internal and Family Medicine
  • International Travel Health
  • Medication Management Services (Medication Therapy Management (MTM), Comprehensive Medication Management (CMM))
  • Medicare Part D Enrollment
  • Medication Reconciliation
  • Pain Management
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Specialty Pharmacy Services
  • Student Health
  • Transitions of Care
  • Transplant Medication Management
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Screening and Latent TB Infection Treatment