Community-Based Pharmacy Residency

PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency

The Post-Graduate Year One (PGY1) Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program (CPRP) at the USC School of Pharmacy was established in 1999. It is one of the oldest and largest accredited community-based pharmacy residency programs in the nation.

Our PGY1 trains pharmacists to become skilled patient care providers, educators, scholars and innovative 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.

Our program balances experiences in traditional ambulatory care, pharmacy operations, teaching, project management, and pharmacy administration. Through our learning experiences, 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. 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 the USC School of Pharmacy, you may apply to any of our sites when selecting your designations in PhORCAS. You will be charged only one fee from PhORCAS, even if you apply to multiple sites within our program.

About the Program

Practice Sites

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

  • CliniCare Pharmacy & Internal Medicine Offices
  • Community/Safety-Net Clinics
  • Edward R. Roybal Comprehensive Health Center
  • Keck Medical Center of USC
  • Keck Medicine of USC Specialty Pharmacy
  • Ralphs Corporate Division
  • Ralphs Pharmacies
  • UCI Senior Health Center/UCI Medical Center
  • USC Campus Pharmacies (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 Medication Management Center (MMC)
  • USC Pain Center
  • USC Student Health Centers

Clinical Services

Ongoing changes in the health care environment continue to generate a great demand for community-based pharmacy practitioners and advanced practice pharmacists. This residency provides a broad range of experiences in various types of practice settings and disease states. Clinical practice activities at the above sites include:

  • Compounding
  • Disease State Management
    -Anticoagulation, Diabetes, Dyslipidemia, Hypertension
  • Geriatric/Senior Health Care
  • Health and Wellness Screenings
  • Immunizations
  • 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
  • Transitions of Care
  • Transplant Medication Management
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Screening and Latent TB Infection Treatment

To learn more about the primary practice sites and the clinical services provided, please visit each site’s dedicated webpage.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact:

Richard H. Dang, PharmD, APh, BCACP
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Director, PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program
Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy
USC School of Pharmacy
University of Southern California
1969 Zonal Ave, SRH 302
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Tel: (323) 442-0097

William C. Gong, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP
Director, Residency and Fellowship Programs
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
USC School of Pharmacy
University of Southern California
1985 Zonal Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90089-9121
Telephone: (323) 442-2625