PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.
The Post Graduate Year Two (PGY2) Cardiology Pharmacy Residency at UC Davis Health (UCDH) is designed to provide PGY1 graduates the opportunity to accelerate growth beyond generalist practice and further the development of specialized care in areas related to cardiovascular conditions and other commonly related co-morbidities that can coexist. It is assumed that the resident has already achieved a basic level of competence commensurate with that of a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency. The PGY2 residency focuses on developing the knowledge, attitudes, training and most of all critical skills necessary to cultivate pharmacists to be competent and compassionate practitioners who are prepared practice at a high level and in multiple settings.
Graduates of the residency have the capability to manage very complex acute and chronic conditions in a multitude of settings including critically ill adult and pediatric patients in both medical and surgical settings. This includes chronic conditions and situations that may be life determining in complex situations. Completion of this PGY2 Cardiology Residency that has a focus on the acutely or critically ill patient populations will provide the practitioner the advanced critical thinking skills and clinical knowledge necessary to practice in a large variety of settings that may include teaching, research, leadership or management. Although the primary goal of the residency is listed above, there are several options and electives offered to allow the resident to have emphasis in reaching individualized practice or training goals. The resident will be provided exposure and experiences in the following areas: Acute and critically ill adult cardiology practices which include learning experiences tailored towards a future career as a bedside clinician in acute and critical care settings.
Cardiothoracic surgical practice which includes peri-operative, intra-operative and post-operative management.
Academic practice which would include experiences with students and faculty from the UCSF and California Northstate Schools of Pharmacy
Specialty Pharmacy practice settings that include pediatrics, nutrition, emergency care, transplant and other critical care settings.
Yearlong training involving advanced practice, research and additional skills key to a successful practice.
Specific rotations including electives are listed below.
The UCDH PGY2 Cardiology Residency is designed to meet the educational goals and objectives, as outlined by the ASHP PGY2 Cardiology Residency Accreditation Standard.
This residency will offer the resident the opportunity to rotate through multidisciplinary activities involving several patient care settings with exposure to a wide variety of disease states. Specifically, patient care is provided to patients undergoing most cardiology related invasive procedures done in cardiac catheterization or open heart surgeries. Additional areas include patients with advanced heart failure that involve heart transplants or placement of cardiac assist devices. Daily activities will include rounding with specialty medical teams, seeing patients, assess and implement management plans, educate patients and practitioners and develop any identified areas for improvement. Residents and RPD’s will determine the need to shorten or lengthen certain rotational opportunities and target areas for growth as the residency progresses.
The PGY2 Cardiology Residency is a full-time, one-year commitment, beginning on July 1st and ending on June 30th, unless alternative dates are pre-arranged. Clearance to start work by UCDHS Employee Health and a Human Resources orientation meeting must be completed prior to July 1st.
Deadline for submission of all materials is 11:59 pm December 27th, 2019
Completion of an ASHP-Accredited PGY1 Residency
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy
Licensure as pharmacist in California within 90 days of the residency start date
All applications must be submitted via PhORCAS
Letter of intent
Transcript from School of Pharmacy
Three letters of recommendation with at least one from a PGY-1 residency preceptor and one from the PGY-1 program director
About University of California, Davis Health System
The Department of Pharmacy Services is responsible for the procurement, control and distribution of medications throughout UC Davis Health. It also guides, monitors and assures the quality of medication use under the auspices of the UC Davis Medical Center Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
Specifically, the Department of Pharmacy Services performs the following functions:
Maintains an adequate medication supply
Prepares, labels and dispenses medications, chemicals and parenteral solutions
Participates in orientation and in-service education programs
Provides patient and family education
Reviews and evaluates medication orders and prescriptions for appropriateness
Monitors drug therapy
Provides physician drug information
Supervises all drug storage and preparation areas within the pharmacy and throughout the hospital, clinics and UC Davis Medical Group
Provides professional educational training for Pharm.D. students and postgraduate Pharmacy Residents
Pursuant to protocols developed with medical staff, manages patient’s drug therapy.