The PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Specialty Residency is a one-year appointment that is designed to develop specialized clinical skills in managing the pharmacotherapy of adult and pediatric solid organ transplant recipients. The resident will gain practical knowledge by providing comprehensive and collaborative multidisciplinary care to heart, lung, kidney, pancreas, and liver transplant recipients in inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as experiences in viral hepatitis management, clinical research, and transplant pharmacy administration. The required, elective, and longitudinal learning experiences in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings will enable the resident to develop clinical decision making skills, foster problem solving, work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary environment, and function independently as a solid organ transplant pharmacist.
Rotations are approximately 4 to 5 weeks in length. Longitudinal experiences extend throughout the residency year. Core rotations include liver transplant service, kidney transplant service, heart and lung transplant service, pediatric transitional care unit/dialysis and organ transplant service, post-transplant clinics (kidney, liver, heart and lung), and viral hepatitis clinic.
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 proposal 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 suitable 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.