Residency Listing

University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
513 Parnassus Avenue, S929
San Francisco, CA 94143
Code: 92082
NMS Code: 689452
Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2)
Critical Care Pharmacy
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Fanny Li, Pharm.D., BCPS
(415) 353-7523
Fax: (415) 476-6632
Director of Pharmacy: Daniel Wandres, PharmD
(415) 353-8063
Program Contact: Fanny Li, Pharm.D., BCPS
(415) 353-7523
Fax: (415) 476-6632
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 month residency
Number of Positions: 2
Application Deadline: 2018-12-31
Starting Date: 2019-07-09
Estimated Stipend: 57000
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   


The UCSF PGY2 residency program in critical care is designed to train a pharmacist for a clinical specialist role in a critical care-centered practice setting such as medical, surgical, trauma, neuroscience or cardiac intensive care. Program graduates will possess necessary skills to function as an advanced practitioner in clinical and academic settings.


The critical care residency is a one-year specialty residency that allows the resident to practice in a university-affiliated tertiary care, academic teaching hospital with 690 beds and five adult intensive care units on the main Parnassus campus. UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, part of UCSF Health, are recognized by US News and World Report as the sixth best hospital in the nation and number one in the West Coast. We are a primary stroke center and have 24-hr cardiac catheterization labs. The program is affiliated with the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, a Level 1 trauma center, where the resident will have the opportunity for offsite rotation experiences. Additional off-site rotation experiences are available based on resident interest.
The focus of the critical care pharmacy residency is to develop specialty expertise in critical care clinical practice in a variety of intensive care settings, where the resident will serve as a key member of the interdisciplinary care team. Teaching is also an integral component of the program as UCSF Medical Center is closely affiliated with the UCSF School of Pharmacy (SOP). The resident will have the opportunity to teach Doctor of Pharmacy students in SOP courses, including a critical care pharmacotherapy elective, and to precept Doctor of Pharmacy students and residents on critical care rotations and in high fidelity critical care simulation labs. The resident will also have the option to complete teaching and research certificate programs.
Fringe Benefits:   


Medical/Dental/Vision Plan and Professional Liability Insurance


All residents will receive 10 days of paid vacation, and 10 days of paid professional leave. Professional leave may be used to attend professional meetings, and for post-graduate or professional job interviews. Additionally, all residents will receive up to 12 days of paid sick leave per academic year.


All residents are provided with a stipend to support travel, lodging, and registration fees for the purposes of professional conferences. The amount of the travel stipend is determined each year and may not cover all travel expenses.


Residents will be provided with a UCSF white coat, scrubs, personal pager, iPad and access to the resident office workspace. Meal cards are provided with a value determined by the number of staffing hours assigned.
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   
  1. Match: All applicants must register for The Match – ASHP Resident Matching Program.
  2. PhORCAS: Applications will be accepted through PhORCAS (Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service), a web-based pharmacy residency application system. The application deadline is December 31st.
  3. Cover Letter: A cover letter describing the elements of the program that most interest you and how each element relates to your personal goals is also required.
  4. Letters of Recommendation: We request a minimum of one (two is preferred) of your three references should come from a preceptor who you have worked with in a clinical setting, related to an APPE in acute or ambulatory care. The clinical preceptor should be able to comment on your scope of responsibility, total patient load, level of autonomy, clinical abilities, and organizational and time management skills. All 3-reference writers should use the standard PhORCAS template to submit their candidate recommendation and comment on a minimum of 7 of the 13 listed candidate characteristics.
  5. Supplemental Application Materials: Applicant must also include a cover letter addressing why he/she decided to pursue specializing in critical care pharmacy and how a Critical Care PGY2 Specialty Residency at UCSF will aid in his/her career goals. (NOTE: The cover letter 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.)
Training Site Type: Hospital
Owner Affiliate: University of 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. It has renowned basic science and a close working relationship with the School of Pharmacy. The resident will work with experienced pharmacy practitioners and physician leaders in multiple specialty areas.