Residency Listing

Alameda Health System – Highland Hospital
Department of Pharmacy
1411 East 31st Street
Oakland, CA 94602
Code: 92055
NMS Code: 203313
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Lauren K Roller, Pharm.D., BCCCP
(510) 209-4160
Fax: (510) 437-5103
Director of Pharmacy: Diana Thamrin, Pharm.D., BCPS
(510) 535-7430
Fax: (510) 437-4221
Program Contact: Lauren K Roller, Pharm.D., BCCCP
(510) 209-4160
Fax: (510) 437-5103
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 months
Number of Positions: 2
Application Deadline: 2018-12-28
Starting Date: 2018-06-25
Estimated Stipend: 47000
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   Our Residency Program: 
  • 2 PGY1 Positions
  • Balanced ambulatory care and acute care experiences
  • Partnership with Touro University California
  • Student preceptorship and mentorship opportunities during learning experiences
PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.The pharmacy residency program offers a wide variety of patient care activities with the goal of providing experiential learning in acute care medicine and ambulatory care pharmacy practice. Typical learning experiences are 4-6 weeks in length or are longitudinal. Additionally, three 4-week elective rotation experiences are chosen by the resident.
Acute care learning experiences:
  • Internal Medicine I and II*
  • Medical Intensive Care*
  • Infectious Disease*
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Trauma Intensive Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Psychiatry, Inpatient
Ambulatory care learning experiences: 
  • Ambulatory Care I and II* - face-to-face clinics that include chronic care (i.e. diabetes, hypertension), fall prevention, heart failure, anticoagulation, and specialty diabetes
  • Adult Immunology Clinic - HIV
Other available learning experiences:
  • Academia (through Touro University California)
Longitudinal experiences:
  • Medication Safety and Pharmacy Administration*
  • Continuity of Care Anticoagulation Clinic*
*Required rotational experiences (4-6 weeks)
Additional Experiences:
  • Completion of a self-directed research project at AHS
  • Teaching Certificate Program through Touro University California to foster precepting, didactic teaching, and active learning skills
  • Research Certificate Programs through Touro University California which takes a stepwise approach to research and coincides with the resident’s own research project timeline
  • Protected project time ½ day every other week
  • Staffing – every 3rd weekend in the central pharmacy
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Training
Fringe Benefits:   
  • Full medical and dental coverage
  • Vacation accrual
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Reimbursement for required meeting's (i.e., CSHP and Western States) fees and travel expenses
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   
  • PharmD degree
  • Eligible for pharmacist licensure in California
  • Official academic transcript
  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • 3 letters of recommendation - references are to use the PhORCAS system for submission a each reference should comment on the following PhORCAS categories:
    • Ability to organize and manage time
    • Clinical problem-solving skills
    • Independence and resourcefulness
    • Willingness to accept constructive criticism
    • Professionalism
Training Site Type: Hospital
Owner Affiliate: County
Model Type(s): Teaching/Tertiary Care
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 33
Non-Professional Staff: 24
Number of Medical Centers: 5
Total Beds: 169
Average Daily Census: 160
Site Special Features:   
Alameda Health System (AHS) – Highland Hospital is located in the heart of Oakland, CA, 20 minutes from San Francisco. Highland Hospital serves as the county's only Level I Trauma center and is a training facility for four accredited medical training programs in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. At Highland, we are committed to maintaining and improving the health of all county residents, regardless of their ability to pay. AHS serves as the principal provider for the county's uninsured population.