Sharp HealthCare is a not-for-profit integrated regional health care delivery system based in San Diego. Sharp is comprised of seven hospitals, three medical groups, and a proprietary health plan, hosting a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient facilities and services.
At Sharp Memorial Hospital (SMH), our ASHP Candidate Status residency will help you develop your skills in providing effective pharmaceutical care in a wide variety of settings.
This PGY1 residency program primarily trains pharmacy graduates in general acute care practice. The hiring and primary training site is located at Sharp Memorial Hospital, with secondary sites at other Sharp HealthCare facilities throughout San Diego County.
Through this healthcare system approach, the resident will obtain experience in multiple diverse patient care settings. The program is a collaborative effort between Sharp Memorial Hospital and Touro University California. The resident will have opportunities to practice and refine their teaching skills, research, and practice management skills through preceptorship of pharmacy students, conducting clinical research projects, and assisting in the integration and utilization of clinical pharmacists. A teaching certificate program is available through the San Diego Pharmacy Residency Leadership (SDPRL) Teaching Program. Six Sigma White and Yellow Belt certification is also offered.
As a resident, you will work under the mentorship of pharmacy resident advisors and preceptors. This program will enable you to improve communication and leadership skills with health care professionals, pharmacy students and patients.
You will participate in the development of your own residency plan, which will reflect your interests and build upon your previous experiences. Upon successful completion of our program, you will be equipped with the knowledge to become an asset to the pharmacy community.
Core learning experiences:
Acute Care: Medicine (telemetry/med-surg)
Ambulatory Care: Specialty Clinic
Transitions of Care (Hospital): Cardiology (heart failure/cardiac-surg)
Elective learning experiences:
Acute Care: Nutritional Support
Acute Care: Oncology
Acute Care: Psychiatry
Acute Care: Solid organTransplant
Acute Care: Trauma
Ambulatory Care: Cardiology
Ambulatory Care: Endocrinology
Ambulatory Care: Pulmonology
Ambulatory Care: Refill Clinic
Others may be developed by the resident, as approved by the RPD and preceptors.
Applicants must possess a doctor of pharmacy degree (PharmD) and must be self-motivated with good interpersonal and communication skills. A California Internship License is required before the start of the residency. Completion of the CPJE and NAPLEX licensure exams is recommended before residency begins, if possible. Pharmacist licensure must be obtained no later than November 1 of the residency year.
To be considered for an interview, you must complete and submit all application material in PhORCAS by December 29, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Herzik, PharmD, BCPS residency director, or the current PGY1 resident pharmacist, Caroline Yalda, PharmD
Complete applications should include the following as well as meet any additional requirements by PhORCAS (National Matching Service Code 274213):
School of pharmacy transcript
Letter of interest
3 reference writers
About Sharp Memorial Hospital - Touro University California
Sharp HealthCare is San Diego's most comprehensive health care delivery system and each of the hospitals is recognized for clinical excellence in many different service areas. Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center is a 343-bed medical center in the growing South Bay community of San Diego County. Another tower with an additional 134 beds is expected to be completed in 2019. Specialized services include emergency care, outpatient surgery, long-term care, and an accredited cancer treatment program. Sharp Memorial Hospital is a designated trauma center for San Diego County and is especially known for outstanding programs in emergency medicine, infusion therapy, heart care, cancer treatment, orthopedics, rehabilitation, robotic surgery and multi-organ transplantation.Sharp Grossmont Hospital is the largest full service acute care facility in East San Diego County and the hospital's emergency room is one of the most technologically advanced emergency and intensive care facilities in the nation.Sharp Mary Birch is nationally recognized for its care of expectant mothers and delivering babies, as well as its 61-bed Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) – the largest of its kind in South...ern California. Sharp Mary Birch provides a full range of medical and surgical services for women of all ages, including robotic gynecologic surgery and oncology. Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital is the largest privately operated psychiatric hospital and premier provider of mental health, chemical dependency and substance abuse treatment in San Diego County.