Residency Listing

Sharp Healthcare System-Managed by Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
751 Medical Center Court
Chula Vista, CA 91911
Code: 92275
NMS Code: 133913
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Grant K Lum, Pharm.D.
(619) 502-4071
Fax: (619) 502-5832
Director of Pharmacy: Danny Huynh, Pharm.D.
(619) 502-5803
Fax: (619) 502-5832
Program Contact: Grant K Lum, Pharm.D.
(619) 502-4071
Fax: (619) 502-5832
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 mo. residency
Number of Positions: 4
Application Deadline: 1/2/2019
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Residency Special Features:   

The Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center is part of the Sharp HealthCare System, which is a not-for-profit integrated regional health care delivery system based in San Diego, California. The Sharp Health System is comprised of four acute-care hospitals, three specialty hospitals and two medical groups, in addition to hosting a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient facilities and services. Residents are hired and the program is accredited and conducted from the Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, and the residents will have the opportunity to rotate through various adjunct Sharp Healthcare Hospital sites to further enrich his or her learning experience. This ASHP-accredited pharmacy practice (PGY1) residency provides opportunity for residents to enhance their ability to provide effective pharmaceutical care in multiple diverse patient care settings. Also, this program enables the resident to improve communication and leadership skills with health care professionals, pharmacy students, and patients.

Core learning experiences include: critical care, infectious disease, medicine (telemetry and surgical), administration, safe medication practice, emergency medicine, and transitions of care. Elective learning experiences include: trauma, NICU, nutritional & metabolic support, oncology, solid organ transplant, investigational drug services, psychiatry, specialty pharmacy, and many more. Residents work under the mentorship of pharmacy resident advisors and preceptors. In addition, residents are active participants in the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, as well as other committees as necessary. Residents will participate in the San Diego Pharmacy Residency Leadership (SDPRL) teaching certification program. This county-wide program includes activities such as preceptor development and workshops, and residents will receive a teaching certificate upon completion of the program.

Residents participate in the development of their own residency plan, which reflects their interest and builds upon their previous experiences. Upon successful completion of our program, the resident will be equipped with the knowledge to become an asset to the pharmacy community.

Fringe Benefits:   

Healthcare coverage (medical, dental, and vision), paid vacation, tuition reimbursement for additional training (BLS, ACLS), and other benefits as a Sharp HealthCare employee. Travel expenses to conferences and conventions are fully reimbursed and provide networking opportunities to both within Sharp HealthCare (the largest non-government employer in San Diego) and throughout San Diego.

Special Requirements for Acceptance:   

Applicants must possess or be eligible for a Pharm.D. degree and must be self-motivated with good interpersonal and communication skills. Completion of California licensure exams (CPJE, NAPLEX) is strongly recommended before the first day of residency. Complete applications should include the following, as per PhORCAS, as well as meet any additional requirements by PhORCAS: School of Pharmacy Transcript, current Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Interest, and three References. For additional information, please review and download the following materials from the Sharp HealthCare residency website: Brochure and General Information Packet.

Training Site Type: Hospital
Owner Affiliate: Sharp HealthCare
Model Type(s): Community, Tertiary
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Number of Medical Centers: 9
Total Beds: 1800
Average Daily Census: 1530
Site Special Features:   

Sharp HealthCare is San Diego's most comprehensive health care delivery system and each of the hospitals is recognized for clinical excellence in many different service areas.

  • Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, the hiring site and home-base for the residency program, is a 343-bed medical center in the growing South Bay community of San Diego County. Another tower with an addition 134 beds is expected to be completed in 2019. It is the technological and clinical leader of decentralized hospital pharmacy practice and is the region's premier heart hospital. Specialized services here include emergency care, outpatient surgery, long-term care, and an accredited cancer treatment program.
  • Sharp Memorial Hospital is a designated trauma center for San Diego County and is especially known for outstanding programs in heart care, cancer treatment, orthopedics, rehabilitation, robotic surgery and multi-organ transplantation.
  • Sharp Grossmont Hospital is the largest health care facility in East San Diego County and the hospital's emergency room is one of the most technologically advanced emergency and intensive care facilities in the nation.
  • Sharp Mary Birch is nationally recognized for its care of expectant mothers and delivering babies, as well as its 61-bed Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) – the largest of its kind in Southern California.
  • Sharp Mary Birch provides a full range of medical and surgical services for women of all ages, including robotic gynecologic surgery and oncology. Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital is the largest privately operated psychiatric hospital and premier provider of mental health, chemical dependency and substance abuse treatment in San Diego County.