University of Southern California/CareMore Health Plan


Residency Information:

University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy 
Type of Residency: 
PGY1 Managed Care Pharmacy Residency
Accreditation Status: 
ASHP Accredited 
Length of Program: 
12 Months 
Number of Positions: 
University of Southern California 
Application Deadline: 
January 2, 2017 
Starting Date: 
July 1, 2017 
Estimated Stipend: 
Onsite Interview: 
Educational/Special Requirements: 
- A Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (APCE)-accredited college of pharmacy
- A license to practice pharmacy in California within three months of the residency year
Fringe Benefits: 
1) Professional liability insurance provided at affiliated institutional sites
2) Health insurance
3) 12 vacation days
4) Other fringe benefits 
Special Features: 
The Post Graduate Year 1 Residency in Managed Care prepares residents to be well-rounded managed care pharmacists with the skills to practice in a variety of health care organizations, such as pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), accountable care organizations (ACOs), and managed care organizations (MCOs). This longitudinal residency is based at CareMore Health Plan in Cerritos, California, which serves Medicare populations. The residency provides a broad range of professional experiences at CareMore Health Plan and the USC School of Pharmacy. Experiences at CareMore Health Plan includes: medication therapy management, clinical program development, drug utilization review, project management, data analysis, formulary development and maintenance, drug information, contracting and rebates, compliance, pharmacy benefits management oversight, direct patient care, health care professional’s education, and the opportunity to participate in optional electives. One day a week will be spent at the USC School of Pharmacy, where the resident will participate in physical assessment training, BLS, ACLS certification, teaching skills course, research methods, giving lectures, conducting small group case discussions and precepting APPE students. Residents will also be completing a project suitable for presentation and publication.

Contact Information:

First Name: 
Last Name: 
Kaloghlian, PharmD
Residency Program Director 
CareMore Health Plan 
12900 Park Plaza Dr.
Suite 150 
Phone Number: 
(562) 622-2878