The purpose of this one-year, postgraduate training program in community practice is to build upon the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community-based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certifications.
The UC San Diego PGY1 Community Residency is a collaborative program between Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Ralphs Pharmacy. Residents will have shared learning experiences with both UC San Diego Health System and Ralphs Pharmacy.
This 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.
If matched with our 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Obtain California pharmacy intern licensure prior to the start of the residency appointment; the residency offer may be rescinded if the resident does not have a California pharmacy intern license prior to July 1st of the appointment year.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.
For further information, please visit https://pharmacy.ucsd.edu/faculty/uc-san-diego-skaggs-school-pharmacy-pharmaceutical-sciences-sspps-pgy1-community-pharmacy or contact:
Christina Mnatzaganian, PharmD, BCACP, Director, UC San Diego SSPPS PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences 9500 Gilman Dr, MC 0764, La Jolla, CA 92093-0764 email@example.com, (858) 822-5642
Applicants must participate in the ASHP Match and apply using PhORCAS at http://www.ashp.org/phorcas by December 31st. The complete application must include:
•Letter of intent •Curriculum vitae •Three letters of recommendation •Official transcripts
About UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences PGY1 Community Residency
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.