American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accreditation, pre-candidate

Residency Description and PURPOSE

Mission Wellness Pharmacy is a specialty pharmacy that focuses on HIV and hepatitis. Capable of handling complex conditions, we strive to provide specialized patient and clinical support to ensure optimal care. As a specialty pharmacy serving San Francisco and throughout California, we also assist patients who need clinical support for transplant, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriasis, to name a few.

The PGY1 Community Practice Residency at Mission Wellness Pharmacy will prepare its graduates to function as advanced specialty practitioners able to provide Direct Patient Care Services, including, comprehensive therapy management, disease-state management, preventive care, point of care testing, prior authorization mitigation, and procure specialty medications, in addition to gaining research and clinical experiences in the community specialty pharmacy setting. The resident will develop leadership skills and strategies to enhance the practice of Specialty Pharmacy including manage and operate a community practice pharmacy, develop and implement a new clinical service, as well as precept and mentor students.

PGY1 Program Purpose

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.



4 to 10 weeks

  • Infectious Diseases and Opportunistic Infections
  • Chronic Disease State Management
  • Geriatric Medicine and Safety
  • Pharmacy Management and Leadership
  • Ambulatory Care and Point-of-Care Testing
  • Psychiatry, Neurology, and Pain Management


  • Pharmacy Operations and Workflow
  • Research Project
  • Clinical Service Development Project
  • Hepatitis C Virus
  • Transplant
  • Quality Improvement Project



4 to 6 weeks

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Public Health
  • Managed Care
  • Pharmacy Management and Leadership


To be considered for the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Mission Wellness Pharmacy, applicants must be a graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy and eligible for California licensure. Applicants undergo a personal onsite interview.

ASHP Match Code: 247515

Requirements for PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

  • Matched resident must be a licensed pharmacist intern prior to July 1st in the State of California
  • Matched resident must be a licensed pharmacist in the State of California prior to October 1st
  • Matched residents must have a current BLS certificate at the start of the residency year

Application Procedure for PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

  • Applicants must participate in the ASHP Match Program and apply using PhORCAS through the PhORCAS website: - See PhORCAS for all details
  • Your personal letter of intent not exceeding a 250 word limit
  • Three letters of recommendation are required – two from a pharmacy preceptor and one from an employer or faculty member
  • Application deadline is Friday, January 6, 2017

Interview Process

Successful applicants will receive correspondence inviting them for an onsite interview.

Duration Type: 12 months/Residency

Starting Date: July 5th

Number of positions: 1

Stipend: $54,000 per year, paid twice monthly


  • Vacation, Personal, and Sick Leave: 15 days paid time off
  • National Holidays: Paid time off (if pharmacy is closed)
  • Professional Leave: 10 days paid professional leave
  • Travel Stipend: Amount to be determined
  • Insurance: Medical/Dental/Vision Plan and Professional Liability Insurance

Program Director

Maria Lopez, Pharm.D., AAHIVP

Mission Wellness Pharmacy
2424 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

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