Residency Listing

University of California, San Diego Health
200 West Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92103-8765
Code: 92352
NMS Code: 509952
Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2)
Critical Care Pharmacy
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Katrina L. Derry, Pharm.D., BCCCP, BCPS
(619) 543-6974
Fax: (619) 543-5829
Director of Pharmacy: Charles E. Daniels, R.Ph., Ph.D.FASHP
(619) 543-6194
Fax: (619) 543-5829
Program Contact: Katrina L. Derry, Pharm.D., BCCCP, BCPS
(619) 543-6974
Fax: (619) 543-5829
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 mo. residency
Number of Positions: 2
Application Deadline: 12/31/2018
Starting Date: 8/1/2019
Estimated Stipend: 54000
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   *NMS Code: 509952 Major teaching hospital for UCSD's School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SSPPS), and allied health professional programs. The PGY2 critical care specialty residency balances direct patient care, research, and teaching opportunities and is tailored to the individual. Primary service responsibilities include rounding with the Intensive Care Unit team, designing, recommending, monitoring, and evaluating patient-specific therapeutic regimens that incorporate the principles of evidence-based medicine, addressing all pharmacokinetically monitored medications, as well as being an active member of the Code Blue team. The resident will gain experience as the primary unit pharmacist in all five adult ICUs at UCSDH. Teaching activities include leading conferences in the Critical Care elective (at SSPPS) and clerkship preceptorship of fourth-year UC San Diego pharmacy students. Independence and evidence-based clinical decision making will be emphasized.
Fringe Benefits:   

Medical, dental, vision and hospitalization insurance; vacation, holiday and professional leave; hospital lab coats; set travel stipend for the year

Special Requirements for Acceptance:   

Doctor of Pharmacy or M.S. degree from accredited pharmacy school; successful completion of accredited PGY1 residency; California licensure prior to starting. Please see website for specific instructions related to letter of intent submitted via PhorCas.

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:   

UC San Diego Health is recognized in the list of America's Best Hospitals. UC San Diego Health offers progressive clinical pharmacy services with over 200 employees, 15 PGY1 pharmacy practice residents and 9 specialty PGY2 pharmacy residents. The pharmacy department works closely with the UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SSPPS) in providing didactic and clinical teaching.