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Ambulatory Care Residency (PGY2) at Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers
At Sharp Rees-Stealy, our mission is to improve the health of our community through a caring partnership of patients, doctors and employees. We set community standards and exceed expectations in a caring, convenient, affordable and accessible manner.
Founded in 1923, Sharp Rees-Stealy has 22 locations throughout San Diego County, including facilities in Scripps Ranch, Rancho Bernardo, La Mesa and Chula Vista. And our 500 primary care doctors and specialists offer expertise in virtually every field of medicine.
About the program.
The PGY2 residency program in ambulatory care is designed to transition PGY1 residency graduates from a generalist practice setting to a specialized practice specific to the needs of ambulatory patients. The program is collaborative between Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group and Touro University California to expand pharmaceutical care and existing teaching programs to pharmacy students completing clinical clerkships in San Diego. This program is under the Pharmacy Benefits Administration department at Sharp Rees-Stealy.
Training sites for the residency program are primarily located at Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers throughout San Diego County, but also include facilities within the Sharp HealthCare integrated health system.
The resident is expected to assume the role of a clinical ambulatory care pharmacist with focus on medication management within a variety of ambulatory settings. In addition, you will have opportunities to practice and refine teaching skills, research and practice management skills through precepting of pharmacy students, conducting clinical research projects and assisting in the development of clinics integrating clinical pharmacists.
For those interested in further developing their teaching skills, participation in a teaching certificate program is available through the San Diego Pharmacy Residency Leadership Teaching Program.
Awards and recognitions.Sharp HealthCare
- America's Best Employers, Forbes, 2016
- Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies, 2013, 2014 and 2016
- Global Medical Provider of the Year, 2015
- San Diego's "Best Hospital Group" by U-T San Diego, 2014
- "Most Wired" health care system, 13 years in a row
- SDI's No. 1 hospital network in California and No. 13 in nation, 2011
- Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, 2007
- American Medical Group Association Acclaim Award, 2014 (as a top U.S. medical group)
- California State Office of the Patient Advocate top performing medical group, 2014
Clinical rotation schedules will be tailored to meet your needs and career goals. You will be given opportunities to choose from the following clinical rotations and experiences, in addition to potentially establishing new clinical opportunities.
Required core learning experiences.*
- Family medicine
- Managed care
- Specialties/home infusion/hospice
- Anticoagulation clinic (longitudinal)
- Smoking cessation (longitudinal)
- Adherence projects (longitudinal)
Elective learning experiences.**
- Health plan/pharmacy benefits
- Infectious disease
- Transition of care
*All core learning experiences may also be taken as electives.
**Residents may develop new learning experiences as approved by the residency director and preceptors.
- Educational opportunities
- The resident will be provided with ongoing educational opportunities through attendance and participation of approved professional meetings and conferences (CSHP, ASHP Midyear, Western States Conference), the obtainment of certifications (ACLS) and additional ongoing learning modules developed by Sharp HealthCare.
Managed care projects
The resident will be able to participate and evaluate prior authorizations of injectable medications. The resident will also participate in other managed care projects beneficial to the department.
The resident is 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 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. The resident 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 and others. Through the San Diego Pharmacy Residency Leadership Program, the resident will have the option to obtain teaching certification upon completion and participate in activities including preceptor development and various workshops.
- 2017-2018: Alfred Yeung, PharmD, current resident, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group
- 2016-2017: Anthony Pham, PharmD, BCPS, ambulatory care pharmacist, Kaiser Permanente
Residency research project: Application of Medication Adherence Tools in a Population Health Setting
- 2015-2016: Nicole Nielsen, PharmD, assistant professor of clinical sciences, California Health Sciences University College of Pharmacy
Residency research project: Pharmacists' Role in Medication Therapy Management Within Population Health-Based Care
- 2014-2015: Farzad Daneshvar, PharmD, BCPS, cardiology clinical pharmacist, Beaumont Health System
Residency research project: Clinical Pharmacy Medication Therapy Management (MTM) to Improve Real-World Adherence to Novel Oral Anticoagulants
- 2013-2014: Ruth Chan, PharmD, BCACP, ambulatory clinical pharmacist, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group
Residency research project: Patient Satisfaction and Medication Adherence in a Managed Care Population After Creation of Specialty Pharmacy Services
- 2012-2013: Crystal Lee, PharmD, BCACP, clinical pharmacist and PGY2 ambulatory care residency director, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group
Residency research project: Development, Implementation and Impact of a Pharmacist-Managed Prescription Refill Clinic
- 2011-2012: Victor Monrreal Jr., PharmD, BCACP, safe medication practice pharmacist specialist, Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital
Residency research project: Establishment and Evaluation of a Pharmacist-Run Lipid Clinic Within a Managed Care Organization
- 2010-2011: Silvia Rivas-Coleman, PharmD, BCACP, clinical supervisor, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group
Residency research project: Measuring the Impact of Collaborative Efforts to Manage Patients on Insulin Pump Therapy Within a Medical Group
The estimated stipend is $47,476, and is paid through Touro University College of Pharmacy. The resident will receive health care coverage (medical, dental and vision), paid vacation, tuition reimbursement for additional training and other benefits as a Sharp HealthCare employee. Travel expenses for conventions and conferences are fully reimbursed.
How to apply.
In order to apply, you must have a doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree from an ACPE-accredited pharmacy school, and must have completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency.
Deadline for applications is Jan. 5, 2018. If applicable, you should be ready to sit for the board exams on or before July 31, 2018.
Via PhORCAS, please submit: letter of intent, pharmacy school transcript, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation.
For more information.
Please review and download the following:
- Brochure (PDF)
If you have any questions, please contact: