Residency Listing

University of California, San Diego Health
200 W. Arbor Drive MC8765
San Diego, CA 92103-8765
Code: 92159
NMS Code: 758463
Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2)
Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Nancy T Yam, Pharm.D., MHA, BCPS
(619) 543-3833
Fax: (619) 543-5829
Director of Pharmacy: Charles E. Daniels, R.Ph., Ph.D.FASHP
(619) 543-6194
Fax: (619) 543-5829
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 mo. residency
Number of Positions: 1
Application Deadline: 12/31/2017
Starting Date: 8/1/2019
Estimated Stipend: 54000
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   

*NMS Code: 758463* UC San Diego Health is a major teaching hospital for UCSD's School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and allied health professional programs. The PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration (HSPA) residency program at UC San Diego is designed to provide residents with extensive experience in all aspects of management and leadership, while giving insight into key issues confronting the practice of pharmacy in an integrated health-system. Training is provided in various aspects of pharmacy management to develop the resident's knowledge and skills to become a healthcare leader. Residents will be encouraged, trained, and required to take ownership in designing, implementing, and enhancing pharmacy services to improve patient outcomes; this includes providing evidence-based contributions and recommendations to improve the medication-use process. Emphasis is placed on independent thinking and application of management concepts in the development of progressive health-system services in order to continuously improve quality and patient safety.

Upon completion of residency, UC San Diego PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration residents will be competent in the management of pharmacy services, medication-use processes, regulatory compliance, human resources, fiscal responsibility, technology and automation, specialty pharmacy, transitions of care, etc. The program is designed to provide advanced training in both clinical and administrative practice settings. These pharmacists will also gain experience in collaborating with other health care professionals. The program is designed to provide advanced training in both clinical and administrative practice within both the acute care and ambulatory care settings.

Fringe Benefits:   

Health and hospitalization insurance, vacation, holiday, professional leave, and hospital lab coats. A set travel stipend for the year will be provided to support attendance at professional conferences such as ASHP Midyear, ASHP Leadership Conference, CSHP Seminar, and Western States Residents Conference.

Special Requirements for Acceptance:   

Doctor of Pharmacy from an accredited school of pharmacy; successfully completed accredited PGY1 residency, California licensure obtained prior to start of program and no later than November 1st of entering year, and an application through PhORCAS. To learn more and to download supplementary application material, please visit:

Training Site Type: Hospital
Owner Affiliate:

University Regents (State of California)

Model Type(s):

Teaching, Tertiary

Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 250
Non-Professional Staff: 50
Number of Medical Centers: 2
Total Beds: 800
Average Daily Census: 540
Site Special Features:   

UCSD Health is recognized in the list of America's Best Hospitals. UCSDH pharmacy offers progressive clinical pharmacy services with over 200 employees, 15 PGY1 pharmacy practice residents, and 8 specialty PGY2 pharmacy residents. The pharmacy department works closely with the UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SSPPS) in providing didactic and clinical teaching.