Charity Hale, Pharm.D. Pain Management and Palliative Care PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Program Director UCDH Pharmacy Inpatient Service | Pain Management and Palliative Care Clinical Pharmacist UCSF School of Pharmacy Clinical Professor
UCDH PGY2 Pain Management and Palliative Care Pharmacy Residency Purpose
PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) 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 Pain Management and Palliative Care PGY2 program at the University of California, Davis Medical Center (UCDH), is a one-year program specializing in the areas of Pain Management and Palliative Care Pharmacy Practice and is supported by the Department of Pharmacy. Pain Management and Palliative Care is a strong, well-established and progressive center of excellence at the UCDH. The UC Davis Center for Pain Medicine was named a Clinical Center of Excellence by the American Pain Society. Clinical Pharmacy Pain Management Services at UCDH are provided in the following areas: Acute Pain Service, Inpatient Pain Management Service, Inpatient Palliative Care Service, UCDH Pain Management Clinic, One Community Health and Home Hospice. The Pain Management and Palliative Care specialty residency will provide residents with a comprehensive training and educational experience as a Pain Management and Palliative Care Pharmacist.
Vacation, Holidays, and Sick Leave Twenty-one days of Paid Time off (PTO), six days of extended sick leave, and stipend for scrubs will be provided. Four or more days for Professional Development, as decided by RPD will be provided. Travel funds $2500 are included in the base salary.
Licensure requirement for 2/3 of the residency year
Tracking of duty hours
Professional, family, and extended leave policies
Dismissal policy and consequences of failure to progress
Employment contingent upon drug screening and background check
The UCDH PGY2 Pain Management and Palliative Care Residency is designed to meet the educational goals and objectives, as outlined by the ASHP PGY2 Pain Management and Palliative Care Residency Accreditation Standards.
Educational Outcomes Required by the Accreditation Standards
R1. Patient Care
R2. Advancing Practice and Improving Patient Care
R3. Leadership and Management
R4. Teaching, Education, and Dissemination of Knowledge
Electives may be added based on available resources and resident interest
Adult Pain Management is the major area of focus, with an emphasis on analgesic pharmacology, pain assessment, symptom management, neuraxial analgesia, investigational analgesic therapies, prevention and management of drug toxicities and medication safety in the practice of pain management and palliative care pharmacy.
The Pain Management and Palliative Care PGY2 resident will provide specialty care in multidisciplinary settings and will interact with clinical pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians, nurses, social workers, physical therapists, chaplains, medical students, medical residents, medical fellows, pharmacy students, pharmacy residents, patients, caregivers, and other clinical staff to provide comprehensive care to patients with pain and distressing symptoms. Activities will include providing pain management consultations, participating in palliative care and hospice rounds, providing drug information to physicians, nurses and patients, medication reconciliation and coordination of home and discharge medications including preparation of opioid tapering instructions when needed. This program is designed to meet the educational goals and objectives as outlined by the ASHP PGY2 Pain Management and Palliative Care Residency Accreditation Standards.
The Pain Management and Palliative Care PGY2 Residency program is a full-time, one-year commitment, beginning on July 1st and ending on June 30th. Clearance to start work by UCDHS Employee Health and a Human Resources orientation meeting must be completed prior to August 1st.
Grand Rounds Presentation
Completion of Therapeutic Content Areas found in Appendix
Attend monthly Pain and Sedation Meetings
Drug Information Consultations
Self Evaluation/ Reflection
Professional Society Involvement
Teaching Certificate Program (if not completed during PGY1), if applicable
The residency learning experiences will primarily be divided into block rotations and longitudinal learning experiences. The majority of rotations will be 4 weeks in duration. Rotation schedules will be determined based on availability and resident interests, and will be designed to include all required CAGOs as well as a variety of clinical experiences and environments. Rotation schedules will be adjusted and updated quarterly, in conjunction with preparing the updated development plan and summative evaluation.
Duration of Rotation
Pain Management and Palliative Care Orientation
Introductory Inpatient Pain Management Service
Advanced Inpatient Pain Management Service
Precepting Inpatient Pain Management Service
Staffing Inpatient Pain Management Service
Adult and Pediatric Palliative Care Consult Services
Longitudinal Rotations (Required)
Duration of Rotation
Pain Management Clinic
Duration of Rotation
Home Hospice / Hospice Compound Pharmacy
One Community Health
Pediatric Pain Management and Palliative Care
Psychosomatic Medication Service
Perioperative Pain Management Clinic
Pharmacy Department Service
Requirements for successful completion of the residency
California license obtained per residency policy
Successful completion of all required learning experiences and associated assignments
Successful completion of all required rotations/learning experiences with no outstanding ‘Needs Improvement’ on any required rotation goals or objectives and a minimum of 80% reaching ‘Achieved’ by the end of the residency year
Completion of a research project
Presentation of research project at UC Collaborative Conference (or equivalent)
Preparation of manuscript and virtual poster for research project, suitable for publication
Completed staffing requirements as outlined by the residency program description
Pharmacy Grand Rounds
Completion of the required PGY2 Pain Management and Palliative Care Residency Content Areas in the Appendix
Completed end-of-year self-assessment and residency program assessment
Resident closeout completed in PharmAcademic with portfolio attachments uploaded to PharmAcademic and S-drive
A minimum of 12 months training inclusive of standard vacation, professional and sick leave
Drug monograph or other P&T activity completed
Service to the Department
Residents will have the opportunity to staff clinical and operational services, and work as a team to provide after-hours patient care.
Special Requirements for Acceptance:Pharm.D. Eligibility for California licensure. PhORCAS submission of Pharmacy School transcript, Curriculum vitae, letter of application , and three letters of recommendations (two from PGY1 clinical rotation preceptors). Letter writers to comment on 6 of 13 characteristics. Certification of completion of PGY1 residency.
About University of California Davis - PGY2 Pain Management and Palliative Care Pharmacy Residency
UC Davis Medical Center is the major teaching facility for the UC Davis School of Medicine, and serves as a clerkship site for several affiliated professional programs, including the UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy. The Medical Center is licensed for over 645 beds, including the UC Davis Children’s Hospital, has an ambulatory care program with more than 60 clinics, a progressive specialty pharmacy program, offers a full range of inpatient services, diagnostic services, and a 24-hour major emergency medical service.
Specialized programs include the region’s only Level I trauma center for both adults and pediatrics, a level 3 NICU, a regional burn center, an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center, a comprehensive rehabilitative center, an organ transplant program, and nine specialized intensive care units. The mission of the UC Davis Health System is discovering and sharing knowledge to advance health. We pursue our mission through the education of health-care providers; research into new medical knowledge and applying it to the health challenges that face our world; and patient care and public service for our local and global community.