Our residency program provides each resident the opportunity to learn and grow with the guidance and support of fantastic, knowledgeable, and dedicated preceptors. As an academic health system, UC San Diego Health offers an impressive number of elective opportunities (more than 20), which, along with our required learning experiences, occur in multidisciplinary environments in which our residents are active and respected team members. Our program is designed to provide you with a variety of learning environments, patient populations, disease states, acuity, teaching opportunities and projects - all to help develop your clinical knowledge, skills, independence, and confidence. One of our goals is to provide you with professional growth that maximizes your marketability for future employment in the academic or community hospital settings, PGY2 opportunities, and academic/management endeavors. You will be able to choose from many electives in your area of interest or explore new areas that may grab your attention. The required and elective rotations will help you develop your skills and knowledge which you will be able to apply to any area of practice, including patient care, time management, prioritization, communication, utilization of resources and disease management, all in a supportive, nurturing, intellectually stimulating academic health care system. Residents will enjoy the longstanding, strong, collaborative nature of our medical and surgical interdisciplinary teams in providing evidence-based patient care, and will benefit from working with knowledgeable and dedicated preceptors. While you develop the skills that allow you to help optimize the health outcomes of your patients, your preceptors and I are committed to help you achieve your highest professional potential as an active, responsible, and vital member of the health care team.
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The UC San Diego Health PGY1 Acute Care residency program participates in the PhORCAS on line application process. Eligible candidates must apply through PhORCAS, completing all sections and must meet the following:
Graduate or candidate for graduation of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program (or one in the candidate process), or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP); if a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate, candidate must hold a valid Visa that does not require sponsorship of any kind for the duration of the residency appointment and must be a licensed pharmacist in the state of California
Licensed or eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the state of California
Have > B or "pass" average in combined Therapeutics (or equivalent) courses and ≥ C in any given course
If matched with the UC San Diego Health Residency Program, matched candidates must:
Have successfully graduated from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (International students: must hold a valid, active, unrestricted California Pharmacist License)
Obtain California pharmacy intern licensure prior to the start of the residency appointment; the residency offer may be rescinded if the resident does not have a California pharmacy intern license prior to July 1st of the appointment year
Obtain California pharmacist licensure within 90 days of the start of the residency program
About UC San Diego Health
UC San Diego Health has a long and proud tradition of training pharmacy residents.
Our graduates have been changing pharmacy practice through innovative patient care for over 40 years. Built on that tradition, we offer three PGY1 programs (Acute Care, Ambulatory Care, and Community Practice), and seven PGY2 programs (Critical Care, Health System Pharmacy Administration, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Oncology and Solid Organ Transplant). Each has their foundation in our organizational excellence, their strength in our many outstanding preceptors, and their impact in maximizing patient health outcomes.