Pharmacy Residency

Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s (YRMC) Pharmacy Residency (PGY-1) combines the unique opportunity to train in a community-based hospital with the chance to experience a nationally recognized healthcare provider.

At YRMC, clinical pharmacists are essential members of our healthcare team. A decentralized service model ensures our pharmacists support direct patient care and are involved in all aspects of patients’ pharmacotherapy.

YRMC pharmacists collaborate with physicians, nurses and therapists in clinical care areas, including our:

  • Intensive Care Units
  • Adult Medical-Surgical Units
  • Emergency Department
  • Affiliated Outpatient Clinics

YRMC Pharmacy Services maximizes our pharmacists’ involvement in these clinical areas by effectively using technology and by engaging the support of certified pharmacy technicians. This structure allows our pharmacists to focus on preventing, identifying and resolving medication-related problems for YRMC patients.

YRMC Pharmacy Services also is dedicated to the professional development of our staff and is actively involved in training pharmacy students and residents. Our established affiliation with The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and Midwestern University – Glendale College of Pharmacy demonstrates our long-term commitment to education.

Why choose YRMC’s Pharmacy Residency? Our PGY-1 residency prepares you to serve as a confident, capable member of a healthcare team. You’ll be ready to succeed as a:

  • Clinical staff pharmacist in an acute care setting
  • Adjunct faculty for a College of Pharmacy
  • Post-graduate resident pursuing a second year of training in a focused practice area

Former Residents:

Teresa Garcia, PharmD  -  Ambulatory Pharmacist, Flagstaff AZ

Michael Griffith, PharmD - PGY-2 Pharmacy Informatics Resident, Brooklyn Hospital, New York, NY

Justin Ma, PharmD - Current PG-1 resident.  Starting PGY-2 Infectious Disease Residency 7/1/21, Yale New Haven, CT

Megan Malott, PharmD - Transitions of Care (TOC) pharmacist, Yavapai Regional Medical Center, Prescott, AZ

Steve Nguyen, PharmD - Emergency Room pharmacist, Fountain Valley Medical Center, Fountain Valley, CA

Charles Reyer, PharmD - Transitions of Care (TOC) pharmacist, Yavapai Regional Medical Center, Prescott, AZ

YRMC: Nationally Recognized

  • Most Wired Hospital (2014)
  • Top 10 in the Nation for Safe Surgery
  • Top 3 in Arizona for Orthopaedic Surgery
  • An 9-Time Consumer Choice Award Winner
  • Internationally Recognized for Patient Blood Management