Community-based Pharmacy Practice Residency in Opioid Medication Safety

Postgraduate Year 1

This program entails the following:

  • Providing chronic pain medication management at the USC Pain Center with the pain management clinical pharmacist, anesthesiologists, psychologists, and Physical and Occupational therapists.
  • Working closely with the USC Rheumatology physicians to provide patient care and medication management in the rheumatology clinic
  • Developing a community-based chronic pain medication management program with rheumatology, USC Family Medicine and the USC Spine Center based in the outpatient pharmacy clinic to ensure medication safety and appropriate use of opioid medications.  This includes the integration of pharmacogenetic testing in the prescribing process.
  • Precepting APPE students in the above patient care settings.
  • Assisting in the integration and delivery of opioid medication, chronic pain medication, and pain management content in the Pharm.D. curriculum.

We are looking for an excellent candidate with strong clinical skills in community-based practice (community pharmacy or ambulatory care), who will develop effective relationships with patients, pharmacists, physicians, nurses and various other members of an interdisciplinary team and can precept students.


Contact Us

For further information, please contact:

Edith Mirzaian, Pharm.D., BCACP
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
CTH, International Society of Travel Medicine
Program Director, PGY1 Community Pharmacy Practice Residency
Director, USC Medication Management Center
Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Economics & Policy
USC School of Pharmacy
1985 Zonal Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Office: 323-442-1345
Fax: 323-442-6815
Clinic: 323-442-5882

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