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Residency Program

Post Graduate Year 1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency

Our Purpose

The purpose is to build upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community-based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certifications.


Komoto Healthcare will apply for candidate status to obtain ASHP accreditation upon the start date of the resident. Once accreditation is achieved, the resident will be eligible to retroactively receive a certificate from our program that indicates completion of an ASHP accredited residency.

Program Overview

The primary site of the program will be based in Bakersfield, California with specific learning experiences located across California’s Central Valley and Northern Los Angeles county. Residents will be exposed to a variety of clinical, leadership, and management experiences that are specific to each rotation.

Komoto Pharmacy & Komoto Medical Pharmacy (Delano and Bakersfield, California) 
Independent pharmacies providing health system-focused services like Meds-to-Beds and offer patient services like insurance authorizations, compounding, DME, diabetic supplies, wound care, and much more.


Avina Health (Bakersfield and Santa Clarita, California) 
A clinical pharmacy services organization, implementing programs to reduce hospital readmissions, improve health outcomes, and reduce total cost of care.

Integrated Care Systems (Visalia, California) 
A home infusion and specialty pharmacy providing IV therapy, nutrition therapy, and nursing services to transition patients to the home and reduce hospital length of stay.

Komoto Family Foundation (Bakersfield, California) 
A non-profit organization improving access to care and medications while promoting health equity for underserved communities. 

Expected Learning Experiences

Clinical & Patient Care

Our program includes rotations across different settings including community pharmacy, compounding, ambulatory care, and home infusion. As such, residents can expect to experience a wide range of clinical and patient care opportunities such as:


  • MTM

  • Immunizations

  • DME fitting

  • Emergency contraception and birth control furnishing

  • Compounding

  • Transitions of Care

  • Diabetes, asthma, hypertension management

  • Home infusion therapy management



Public Health

Public health and access to care is something that Komoto Healthcare is passionate about. Residents will get the unique opportunity to work with our non-profit foundation and participate in community events or outreach.


  • Immunization clinics

  • Health fairs

  • Affordable medication program

  • Community relations



Leadership & Management

Residents will work alongside our management team and collaborate with colleagues to work on strategic initiatives and operationalizing them within the different rotational sites.


  • Purchasing and margin assessment

  • Regulatory compliance adherence

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee meetings

  • Maintenance of collaborative practice agreements

  • Provider relations

  • Attendance and participation in management and operations meetings

Please contact us if you would like more information about the program.

Application Process 

We are currently accepting applications for the 2023 - 2024 cycle. All applications must be received by April 21, 2023

Application must include: 

  • Curriculum vitae 

  • Letter of intent 

  • Three recommendation letters 

Please email and attach all application materials to

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