Pharmacy residents completing the UC San Diego Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Practice Ambulatory Care Residency will be competent in the management of medication therapy for a wide variety of disease states in the ambulatory care and transitional care environment as part of an interdisciplinary team. These pharmacists will have demonstrated proficiency in communication and in educating other health care professionals, patients, students and the community on drug related topics. Residents will have opportunities in classroom teaching, facilitating educational conferences and precepting students on rotation from the UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Residents will have demonstrated professional maturity by evaluating and monitoring their own performance. They will be trained in research methodologies and leadership skills and will have completed a Teaching Certificate Program. Graduates of this program will be prepared for adjunct faculty positions, direct patient care opportunities, and advanced PGY2 programs.
Pharmacy residents completing this program will be proficient in the areas of:
Providing patient-specific medication management services to promote ethical, compassionate, trusted patient care and positive patient outcomes in all settings (which will be focused on ambulatory and clinic-based patient care)
Advancing practice and improving patient care; mastering marketable job skills, including organizational and time management skills
Understanding leadership and management skills, representing personal organizational, prioritization and time management skills
Teaching, educating, and disseminating knowledge, including effectively educating health care professionals, patients, students, and the community on medication-related topics.
The UC San Diego Health PGY1 Pharmacy residency program participates in the PhORCAS on line application process. Eligible candidates must apply through PhORCAS, completing all sections and must meet the following requirements:
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 or a “green card” and must be licensed as a pharmacist in the State of California
Licensed or eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the state of California (notwithstanding the above for Foreign graduates)
Have > B or “pass” average in combined Therapeutics (or equivalent) courses and > C in any given Therapeutics course
About UC San Diego Health
Site Special Features: UC San Diego Health has among the best doctors in San Diego and is nationally ranked in eight adult medical and surgical specialties by U.S. News and World Report. UC San Diego Pharmacy offers progressive clinical pharmacy services with over 200 employees, 15 PGY1 pharmacy practice residents, and 8 PGY2 specialty pharmacy residents. Residents serve as members of interdisciplinary teams in medicine, intensive care, administration, ambulatory care, and specialty clinics. Additional clinical rotations may be elected, based upon areas of interest, with over 25 electives available. Residents receive training in teaching and research methodology, performance improvement, and medication safety. Residents serve as preceptors for fourth-year clinical pharmacy students in core rotations and as facilitators for third year students in Therapeutics Conferences for an entire quarter. Residents also participate in longitudinal disease state management clinics.