Residency Listing

Scripps Mercy Hospital
4077 5th Ave. (MER 52)
San Diego, CA 92103
Code: 92180
NMS Code: 128113
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Harminder K. Sikand, Pharm.D., FCSHP, FCCP, FASHP
(619) 260-7248
Fax: (619) 686-3859
Director of Pharmacy: Anthony Jackson, Pharm.D.
(619) 260-7227
Program Contact: Harminder K. Sikand, Pharm.D., FCSHP, FCCP, FASHP
(619) 260-7248
Fax: (619) 686-3859
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 mo. residency
Number of Positions: 4
Application Deadline: 1/5/2019
Starting Date: 7/1/2019
Estimated Stipend:


Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   Scripps Mercy Hospital, is the largest of 5 hospitals in the System, and is nation's top 100 hospitals by USNews. It is a 520 bed teaching institution, with a Level 1 Trauma Center and Accredited Stroke Center. The Department of Pharmacy is decentralized with 9 clinical pharmacist practice sites (ICU, ED, Medicine, OR, Oncology, Psychiatry, Surgery, Trauma, Telemetry, Transition of Care) and over 25 clinical pharmacists. The pharmacy residents are “house-staff” with similar privileges as medical residents. Annually we train over 55 Medical Residents and ~15 Pharm D Candidates. The department of Pharmacy is also affiliated with 5 schools of Pharmacy. Residency has a strong focus on acute care and research with emphasis on publication. Residents attend monthly P and T meetings, precept pharmacy students, teach at UCSD School of Pharmacy and provide community service. They also participate and receive a teaching certificate.
Fringe Benefits:   3 weeks paid vacation. Full medical, dental and optical coverage. Retirement plans, life and disability insurance provided. Travel allowance and membership dues included. ACLS training provided.
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   1. Graduate of Pharm D an accredited school of pharmacy and eligible for California licensure 2. BCLS is current during residency (AHA certified) 3. Letter of interest ( 250 words) 4. Three Letters of recommendation – 2 preferably from inpatient rotations 5. Official transcript 6. Curriculum vitae 7. Passport sized photograph
Training Site Type: Community based teaching institution and largest of the 5 hospitals in the health system.
Model Type(s): Community based teaching institution
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 35
Non-Professional Staff: 35
Number of Medical Centers: 17
Total Beds: 520
Average Daily Census: 300
Site Special Features:   Scripps Mercy is centrally located in the Hillcrest area of San Diego. As part of a 5 hospital health system, resident can take rotations at all sites within the health system. Scripps Mercy is also affiliated with UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and residents provide didactic conferences during their year. They additionally participate in UCSD Free Clinic as Attending Pharmacists. Pharmacy residents are considered house staff and work in collaboration with medical residents. Active research and publication is conducted by the resident.