The UCSF PGY2 specialized residency program is designed to prepare pediatric clinical pharmacy specialists for practice in acute and ambulatory pediatric settings. The pediatric residency is a one-year ASHP-accredited specialty residency that allows the op-opportunity for the pediatric resident to strengthen his/her clinical skills by focusing on providing pharmaceutical care to pediatric patients. UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital is a 183-bed children’s hospital and is part of UCSF Medical Center. The children’s hospital includes 58 neonatal ICU beds, 37 hematology/oncology/BMT beds, 28 general pediatric and surgical beds, 28 transitional care beds (transplant and cardiac step-down), 32 ICU beds, and 36 obstetrics and labor and delivery beds. The primary emphasis of the program is to provide in-depth clinical experience in a variety of areas within pediatric and neonatal medicine. The pharmacy resident will be a core member of the interdisciplinary medical team during the acute care rotations and will participate in patient care rounds on a daily basis.
Rotations are 4 to 6 weeks in length, for a total of 9 rotation blocks. Longitudinal experiences extend throughout the year. Core rotations include general pediatrics, intensive care nursery/obstetrics, pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), cardiac intensive care unit (PCICU) and hematology/oncology.
A key strength of our program is the opportunity to teach student pharmacists and other healthcare professionals. The UCSF School of Pharmacy offers one of the top ten Doctor of Pharmacy degree programs in the nation. Pharmacy residents teach student pharmacists through didactic therapeutics lectures, small group conference facilitation, and service-based clinical precepting to IPPE and APPE students in a layered learning model. Residents are awarded a Teaching Certificate with successful completion of the program.
PGY2 residents participate in a Research Program and will gain skills in: time management, study design and methodology, data storage and management, statistical analysis and summarizing research findings. Residents are enrolled in the Designing Clinical Research interprofessional course at UCSF which guides them through the development and refinement of their research pro-posal for submission to the UCSF Institutional Review Board. For projects requiring more advanced statistics, residents receive support to collaborate with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute to complete analysis. All projects are of a scope suita-ble for publication.
About UCSF Health
UC San Francisco is the leading university dedicated to advancing health worldwide through preeminent biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. Within our overarching advancing health worldwide mission, UCSF is devoted at every level to serving the public. UCSF Medical Center has been named among the nation's premier medical institutions for the 18th consecutive year, ranking as the fifth best hospital in the country and the top-ranked hospital in California, in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018-2019 Best Hospitals survey. The Department of Pharmaceutical Services at UCSF has long been nationally recognized as one of the founding fathers for clinical pharmacy services, which was established in 1965. Today, the department continues to lead the profession through the integration of advanced technology & robotics, comprehensive pharmaceutical care and clinical services. The UCSF Department of Pharmaceutical Services currently employs over 200 staff working over multiple campus locations in the city of San Francisco.