Residency Listing

VA San Diego Healthcare System
3350 La Jolla Village Drive (119)
San Diego, CA 92161
Code: 92368
NMS Code: 613663
Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2)
Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Poonam P. Tzorfas, Pharm.D., MBA
(858) 642-3026
Fax: (858) 552-7582
Director of Pharmacy: Poonam P. Tzorfas, Pharm.D., MBA
(858) 642-3026
Fax: (858) 552-7582
Program Contact: Jonathan P. Lacro, Pharm.D., FASHP, BCPS, BCPP
(858) 642-3497
Fax: (858) 642-1608
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 month residency
Number of Positions: 1
Estimated Stipend: 48434
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   

This residency is a 12-month organized and directed postgraduate training program in pharmacy administration and leadership. It includes exposure to national, regional, and local activities that are directed to support team management, regulatory compliance, and performance measure monitoring and compliance. Emphasis is placed on practical and applied management and leadership topics such as management of personnel, budget, resources, automation, technology, quality, and medication use. The program can be tailored to the individual resident's desired goals and outcomes.

Fringe Benefits:   

13 vacation and sick days, 10 federal holidays, health/life insurance, uniform service, free parking off site, paid days off to attend select conferences.

Special Requirements for Acceptance:   

Pharm.D. degree, completion of PGY1 residency, U.S. citizenship, pharmacist license, letter of intent, curriculum vitae and letters of recommendation.

Training Site Type: Hospital
Owner Affiliate: Government
Model Type(s): Teaching
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 88
Non-Professional Staff: 39
Number of Medical Centers: 9
Average Daily Census: 213
Site Special Features:   

A university affiliated, teaching, Integrated Healthcare System with 100% computerized medical records, cutting edge patient safety, pharmacy-managed clinics, and pharmacist specialty practices. The pharmacy service has outstanding leadership with a long positive track record for innovation and excellence at the local, state and national level. The program offers the resident experience in areas of possible specialization (e.g., pharmacoeconomics, informatics, quality assurance) in order that he/she may better formulate personal long-range goals.