UCSD Health is the major teaching hospital for UC San Diego School of Medicine, UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and allied health professional programs. Pharmacy services are computer supported and integrated with computerized physician order entry (CPOE). Residency training focuses on direct patient care in the ambulatory care and transitional care environment, with elective opportunities available in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. Additionally, residents will receive training in research and teaching opportunities that is tailored to the individual. Emphasis will be placed in providing excellent pharmaceutical care in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team. The resident will gain experience in the therapeutic management of patients in both the primary care and specialty care setting, addressing chronic diseases including but not limited to diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia, as well as transplant, hepatitis C, and HIV.
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 be a United States Citizen or must hold a valid Visa that does not require sponsorship of any kind for the duration of the residency appointment or a “green card”
Licensed or eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the state of California (notwithstanding the above for Foreign graduates)
All applicants must be enrolled in the Resident Matching Program.
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.