Residency Listing

University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, Children's Hospital
513 Parnassus Avenue, S929
San Francisco, CA 94143
Code: 92033
NMS Code: 635061
Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2)
Pediatric Pharmacy
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Sarah B. Scarpace Lucas, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCSHP
(415) 502-9556
Fax: (415) 476-3969
Director of Pharmacy: Daniel Wandres, PharmD
(415) 353-8063
Program Contact: Sarah B. Scarpace Lucas, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCSHP
(415) 502-9556
Fax: (415) 476-3969
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 month residency
Number of Positions: 2
Application Deadline: 12/31/2017
Starting Date:


Estimated Stipend: 55000
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   The UCSF PGY-2 specialty residency program in pediatrics is designed to prepare pediatric clinical pharmacy specialists for practice in acute and ambulatory pediatric settings. Available clinical rotations include General Pediatrics, Kidney and Liver Transplant, Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU), Cardiac Intensive Care (CICU), Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU), Hematology/Oncology, Stem Cell Transplant, Emergency Medicine, and Pediatric Infectious Disease. The resident will participate in a longitudinal ambulatory clinic experience throughout the year. Other longitudinal experiences include regularly attending and participating in hospital committee meetings and completing an operational project with Assistant Director of Pharmacy. The resident will be expected to complete a clinical research project and present this at a professional meeting. There will be opportunities to gain experience in dispensing in a pediatric pharmacy. There is a significant teaching component associated with this residency program and the resident will earn a teaching certificate. The UCSF Medical Center is closely affiliated with the UCSF School of Pharmacy and the resident will have the opportunity to teach Doctor of Pharmacy students in two courses in the School of Pharmacy. The resident will also precept Doctor of Pharmacy students during the final months of the residency.
Fringe Benefits:   

Vacation: 10 days paid vacation leave
Professional Leave: 10 days paid professional leave
Travel Stipend: Amount is determined each year for professional leave and may not cover all travel expenses.
Insurance: Medical/Dental/Vision Plan and Professional Liability Insurance

Special Requirements for Acceptance:   

1. Responses to both of the following essay statements are required for acceptance. Each essay response should be no longer than one page in length. An application will not be reviewed if either statement is missing.

(NOTE: These essay responses should be uploaded in the Supplemental Information section in PhORCAS. Space is limited to a max of 5 MB and must be provided in the following format: .pdf, .doc, .txt, .rtf.)

A. How did you decide to pursue specializing in the area of pediatric pharmacy? What UCSF PGY2 pediatric program elements interest you most and how do each of these relate to your personal goals?
B. Reflect on a challenging situation (personal or professional) that required you to question your values or assumptions. How did you deal with the situation? What did you learn from the experience?

Training Site Type: Hospital
Owner Affiliate: California, Government
Model Type(s): Teaching
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 115
Non-Professional Staff: 95
Number of Medical Centers: 2
Total Beds: 650
Average Daily Census: 490
Site Special Features:   UCSF is a major research center with contemporary, computerized, state-of-the-art pharmacy services. UCSF has renowned basic science and clinical pharmacy faculty. This resident will have several very experienced pediatric pharmacy practitioners as preceptors. The pharmacy team has a strong presence in the Children’s Hospital and the resident will have the opportunity to work with physician leaders in multiple specialty areas. The School of Pharmacy is located on the same campus as the Medical Center.