Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego, is the county’s longest-established medical center and an academic teaching hospital, STEMI receiving center, Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center, and a Level I Trauma Center. The emergency department is one of the busiest in San Diego, which sees more than approximately 75,000 patients annually in the heart of downtown San Diego. The emergency department has over 25 medical attendings, 5 nurse practitioners and 3 pharmacist attendings along with medical residents who rotate through the program. The trauma service consists of six attending trauma surgeons, medical residents as well as trauma fellows. This specialized residency will train the resident to practice independently as an emergency medicine pharmacist specialist in a variety of practice settings such as adult emergency medicine, medical ICU, surgical ICU, pain and palliative care, infectious disease along with a variety of elective rotations. The resident will precept students and PGY1 residents on emergency medicine rotations.
Graduate of accredited college of pharmacy
California License prior to start of PGY2
Graduate of accredited PGY1 program
Letter of interest ( maximum 250 word limit)
College of pharmacy transcripts
In person or Virtual interview ( see website)
Three letters of recommendation ( two from inpatient clerkships recommended)
Current Basic Life Support license certified by American Heart Association
Licensure by November 1 of residency year (preferred prior to Residency Start)
Must have California INTERN license prior to start of PGY2 program
Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego is part of the nationally renowned Scripps Health network. Located in the heart of Hillcrest, it is the county's longest established medical center and is an academic teaching hospital. It is a Level 1 Trauma Center, Primary Stroke Center, STEMI receiving center, Cancer Center, on of the busiest Emergency Departments and affiliated with six schools of Pharmacy.
Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego offers four 12-month postgraduate year one (PGY-1) pharmacy residency positions and three postgraduate year two (PGY2) positions — one PGY2 pharmacy critical care, one PGY2 pharmacy psychiatry, and one PGY2 oncology residency position.
The PGY1 program has been fully accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) since 2002. The PGY2 programs in Critical Care and Psychiatric Pharmacy enrolled their first residents in 2017 and is fully accredited. The PGY2 Oncology residency is new as of July 27, 2020 also received full accredition. In 2023 we will start our PGY2 In Emergency Medicine Pharmacy and are in pre-candidate status. We are affiliated with six pharmacy schools and train more than 100 medical, family practice, tra...uma and podiatry residents and more than 30 fourth-year PharmD candidates each year.
The Scripps Mercy Hospital Pharmacy Residency Program offers residents a challenging academic experience in a progressive environment, while preparing residents for leadership roles in the pharmacy profession. Clinical and distributive services are provided by full-time, unit-based pharmacists — many of whom have advanced clinical training. Scripps Mercy’s pharmacists enjoy sharing their breadth of knowledge by precepting both pharmacy residents and students.
•The pharmacy department is open 24/7 and includes a main pharmacy, oncology infusion center, 11 clinical pharmacist practice settings, nine satellite locations and telepharmacy services.
•More than 30 clinical pharmacists on staff provide a broad range of clinical services, carry out pharmacist-driven medication protocols, staff our oncology infusion center, and teach pharmacy students, medical and pharmacy residents.
•Pharmacy residents have direct access to pharmacy faculty, are integrated into the medical teaching program and are considered “house staff” with similar privileges as medical residents.
•Residents complete a broad depth of clinical rotations tailored to individual experience, interests and career goals, and may participate in programs throughout Scripps’ five campus locations.
•Residents conduct IRB-approved research, present at international and national meetings, and have the opportunity to earn a teaching certificate.
Our pharmacist attendings provide a broad range of clinical services, carry out pharmacist-driven medication protocols and teach pharmacy students, medical residents and pharmacy residents. Unique to our program the pharmacy residents are integrated into the medical teaching program and are also considered "housestaff" ( included with medical residents in training).