NMS Code 188313 - PGY1 pharmacy residency; NMS Code 188321 - PGY1 pharmacy residency with ambulatory care electives; NMS Code 188322 - PGY1 pharmacy residency with geriatrics electives.
Residents participate in a flexible program which provides a concentrated clinical, teaching, and administrative experience with experienced, individualized preceptorship. All PGY1 residents are integrated into the Education in Patient Aligned Care Team (EdPACT) Program at San Francisco VA Health Care System (SFVAHCS) and are assigned to longitudinal interprofessional teams. Approximately 25-30% of the year is dedicated to support of these teams. Residents may mentor or precept UCSF and UOP clerkship students.
Required clinical rotations include: 2 acute care rotations (Internal Medicine, Critical Care, or Surgical specialty), Ambulatory Care Clinics (Diabetes, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia and Anticoagulation), Emergency Medical Response Team (code blue and acute stroke) and Simulation (BLS and ACLS certification provided), and Pharmacy Operations (Inpatient and Outpatient Operations, Intravenous Additives).
Elective rotations include (total 12 weeks): Advanced Internal Medicine, Ambulatory Care Specialty Clinics (based on schedule & availability), Critical Care, , Infectious Diseases, Inpatient Anticoagulation, Geriatrics/Long-term Care, Medication Safety, Oncology/Infusion Center, Pharmacy Administration, Surgery specialty, and Pain Management.
Required longitudinal experiences include: Chief Resident, Drug Regimen Reviews for Long-term Care, Introduction to Medication Safety and Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting, Formulary Management, Pharmacy Operations (“staffing”), and Quality Improvement/Research Project Development.
Residents are granted administrative leave to attend the following meetings: CSHP Seminar, ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Western States Conference for Pharmacy Residents, Fellows and Preceptors.
Two residency positions are reserved each year for residents who desire more experience in the ambulatory care setting. Residents choosing the program with ambulatory care electives will complete the same core, required rotations as other PGY1 pharmacy residents but will also complete a 12 week longitudinal experience in additional ambulatory care clinics in lieu of other elective rotations. Applicants must apply separately to this program using the NMS code 188321. Possible elective clinics include: Hepatitis C Clinic, HIV Clinic, Home Based Primary Care, Geriatrics Clinic, and Epilepsy Clinic.
One residency position is reserved each year for residents who desire more experience in the geriatric setting. Residents choosing the program with geriatrics electives will complete the same core, required rotations as other PGY1 pharmacy residents but will also complete 12 weeks of geriatric rotations in lieu of other elective rotations. Applicants must apply separately to this program using the NMS code 188322. Possible geriatric electives include: Home Based Primary Care, Geriatrics Clinic, Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Clinic, Long Term Care, Acute Care for the Elderly Consult Team, and Hospice Care.
Special Requirements for Acceptance: Review website for more information. United States citizenship required; Pharmacist Licensure must be obtained by October 31 of the residency year; Current curriculum vitae should include details of rotation activities, including future rotations, and any teaching or community service activities. At least one of your letters of recommendation must be from a preceptor with whom you have had a clinical rotation. Indicate which PGY1 residency program you are applying to: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency – NMS Code 188313 or PGY1 Pharmacy Residency with Ambulatory Care Electives - NMS Code 188321, or NMS 188322 PGY1 Pharmacy Residency with Geriatrics Electives.
About VA San Francisco Health Care System
The main San Francisco VA Medical Center is a tertiary care facility authorized for 124 acute hospital beds. A 120-bed nursing home provides extended care services to veterans. Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) provide primary care and some specialty services to veterans throughout Northern California.
The Pharmacy Service is a progressive department with over 120 employees, including 80 pharmacists. Computerized provider order entry is utilized in all settings, bar code recognition technology is in place for verification and documentation of medication administration, and the patient medical record is fully integrated and available online.
The Pharmacy Service has automation for many of its dispensing activities. The Inpatient Pharmacy provides 24-hour distribution services. The Outpatient Pharmacy fills 800,000 prescriptions per year.
The Pharmacy Service has a formal affiliation with University of California, San Francisco and University of the Pacific Schools of Pharmacy.