The Post Graduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency at UC Davis Health (UCDH) is an ASHP accredited program to build on the student’s pharmacy practice skills obtained during clerkship experiences.
UCDMC Pharmacy Department Mission:
UCDMC Pharmacy's mission is to provide the highest quality and most cost-effective pharmaceutical care in an environment that fosters efficient patient-focused care, education and research. Pharmaceutical care services are designed to meet the needs of our customers (primarily patients, nurses and physicians) in a way that constructively impacts all aspects of the medication use process (assessing, prescribing, dispensing, administering and monitoring). We will be flexible and proactive in our responsiveness to opportunities and challenges in the dynamic health-care field.
The residency is a full-time, one year commitment that begins July 1 and ends June 30th. One week prior to the start of the program the pharmacy resident will be required to attend mandatory hospital orientation. Pharmacy residents are integral members of a multi-disciplinary team of clinical pharmacists, physicians, nurses, dietitians, respiratory and physical therapists. The resident is directly involved in making judgmental decisions through activities such as providing patient care services, participating in management operations and working on assigned projects. Through actual experience, the resident learns how these activities interrelate and is best coordinated with other disciplines involved with medication use management with a patient centered focus throughout the residency.
A majority of the year will consist of ambulatory care experiences in a variety of patient populations. The four 4-week blocks at One Community Health will focus on different objectives within the residency including direct patient care, operations, and research/medication use. In direct patient care roles, the resident will provide patient education, initiate or recommend therapeutic interventions, provide drug monitoring, perform medication reconciliation across transitions of care, and provide drug information. Acute care experience is an additional component of the residency. The resident will perform similar tasks with the addition of participating in daily rounds. Experiences in management and medication safety are required.
Educational Outcomes Required by the Accreditation Standard:
R1. Patient Care
R2. Advancing Practice and Improving Patient Care
R3. Leadership and Management
R4. Teaching, Education, and Dissemination of Knowledge
Electives may be added based on available resources and resident interest
Requirements for successful completion of the residency:
California license obtained per residency policy
Successful completion of all required rotations/learning experiences
Successful completion of all required rotations/learning experiences with no outstanding ‘Needs Improvement’ on any required rotation goals or objectives and a minimum of 80% reaching ‘Achieved’ by the end of the residency year (100% in area R1)
Resident closeout completed, confirming all resident tasks are completed
Completion of a research project and manuscript with abstract and poster
Presentation of research project at UC Collaborative Annual Pharmacy Leadership Forum, exceptions may be considered
Drug monograph or protocol completed
Completion of STLP and receipt of a Teaching Certificate
Participation in the resident mentor program
Completion of secondary project (MUE, CQI, etc) with abstract and poster
Completed staffing requirements as outlined by the residency program description
Pharmacy Grand Rounds presentation
Completed end-of-year self-assessment and program assessment
About University of California Davis
UC Davis Medical Center is the major teaching facility for the UC Davis School of Medicine, and serves as a clerkship site for several affiliated professional programs, including the UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy. The Medical Center is licensed for over 645 beds, including the UC Davis Children’s Hospital, has an ambulatory care program with more than 60 clinics, a progressive specialty pharmacy program, offers a full range of inpatient services, diagnostic services, and a 24-hour major emergency medical service.
Specialized programs include the region’s only Level I trauma center for both adults and pediatrics, a level 3 NICU, a regional burn center, an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center, a comprehensive rehabilitative center, an organ transplant program, and nine specialized intensive care units. The mission of the UC Davis Health System is discovering and sharing knowledge to advance health. We pursue our mission through the education of health-care providers; research into new medical knowledge and applying it to the health challenges that face our world; and patient care and public service for our local and global community.