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Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY1) at Sharp HealthCare
Sharp HealthCare is a not-for-profit integrated regional health care delivery system based in San Diego, Calif. The Sharp Health System is comprised of four acute-care hospitals, three specialty hospitals and two medical groups, in addition to hosting a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient facilities and services.
This ASHP-accredited pharmacy practice (PGY1) residency provides opportunity for the resident to enhance his or her ability to provide effective pharmaceutical care in a wide variety of settings. While Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center serves as the home base of the residency program, residents also complete their learning experiences at Sharp Memorial Hospital and other Sharp HealthCare hospitals.
Through this health care system residency approach, the resident obtains pharmacy experience in multiple diverse patient care settings. Unique and distinctive training may include: emergency medicine, transitions of care, inpatient pain management, critical care, NICU, infectious disease, oncology, nutritional and metabolic support, geriatrics, hospital administration, health care system administration, anticoagulation, psychiatry and women's studies.
Residents work under the mentorship of pharmacy resident advisors and preceptors. This program enables the resident to improve communication and leadership skills with health care professionals, pharmacy students and patients. The resident participates in the development of his or her own residency plan, which reflects their interests and builds upon their previous experiences. Upon successful completion of our program, residents will be equipped with the knowledge to become an asset to the pharmacy community.
Learn more about each Sharp HealthCare facility:
- Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
- Sharp Grossmont Hospital
- Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns
- Sharp Memorial Hospital
- Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital
Recent recognitions of our programs.
- Sharp HealthCare recognized as one of Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies in 2013 and 2014
- Sharp HealthCare named San Diego's "Best Hospital Group" by U-T San Diego in 2014
- Sharp Grossmont hospital named San Diego's "Best Hospital," Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group named San Diego's "Best Medical Group" and Sharp HealthCare named San Diego's "Best Hospital Group" by U-T San Diego in 2014
Residency objectives and experiences are individually designed so that residents develop confidence and competence in acute patient care, drug information, disease state management and practice management. Residents are encouraged to participate in the development of their own residency plan that reflects personal interests and builds upon previous experiences.
Required core learning experiences*.
- Critical care
- Emergency medicine (guaranteed elective)
- Transitions of care (guaranteed elective)
- Infectious disease/antibiotic stewardship
- Medicine (telemetry/med-surg)
- Practice management/administration
- Safe medication practice
Elective learning experiences**.
- Advanced critical care
- Ambulatory care
- Managed care
- Nutritional and metabolic support
- Inpatient pain management
- Skilled nursing facility
- Systems administration
- Investigational drugs
- Women's health
*All core learning experiences may also be taken as electives.
**Residents may develop new learning experiences as approved by the residency director and preceptors.
Residents actively participate in the Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T), Safe Medication Practice and other supervisory and multidisciplinary committees as appropriate.
The annual base stipend will be an estimate of $42,500. All staffing will be tailored to the needs of the residency program, the pharmacy department and coordinated with the pharmacy managers. Financial support is provided for approved educational opportunities, conferences and travel as pertaining to the needs of the residency program.
- Educational opportunities
Residents will be provided with ongoing educational opportunities through attendance and participation of approved professional meetings and conferences (CSHP, ASHP Midyear, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Western States Conference), the obtainment of certifications (ACLS, BCPS) and additional ongoing learning modules developed by Sharp HealthCare.
Each resident will act as chief resident for one quarter (three-month term) that involves coordinating and scheduling tasks to the residency team, maintaining correspondence with pharmacy administration and preceptors and additionally performing other duties as necessary for the development of the residency program.
The diversity of Sharp HealthCare provides numerous opportunities for residents to present throughout the year to medical and nursing staff, pharmacy students and staff and among fellow peer residents in addition to the required rotational and formal seminar presentations.
Residents are each expected to collaborate with residency preceptors and coordinators to select an area of interest and complete an in-depth, systematic study suitable for publication and presentation. Additional projects are completed as requested by the resident, preceptors, the pharmacy department and as deemed beneficial to Sharp HealthCare.
Teaching experiences are integrated with patient care activities and through the provision of educational support to pharmacy students and staff, nursing and medical staff members and others. Residents will work closely with pharmacists in the preceptorship of pharmacy students on clinical learning experiences from numerous pharmacy schools including Touro University College of Pharmacy, Western University of Health Sciences, UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy, University of the Pacific and Northstate College of Pharmacy. Through the San Diego Pharmacy Residency Leadership Program, residents will obtain teaching certification upon completion and participate in activities including preceptor development and various workshops.
How to apply.
Applicants must possess a doctor of pharmacy degree (PharmD), and must be self-motivated with good interpersonal and communication skills. Completion of California licensure exam recommended before residency.
All application materials must be completed and submitted in PhORCAS by Jan. 4, 2016, to be considered for an interview. For questions, please email residency director Grant Lum, PharmD, or one of the current PGY1 pharmacy residents: Quyen Nguyen, Lanie Lee, Celeste Briones and Danny Situ.
As per PhORCAS, complete applications should include the following as well as meet any additional requirements by PhORCAS:
- School of pharmacy transcript
- Curriculum vitae
- Letter of interest
- 3 reference writers
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