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    Pharmacy Residency Program

    About Our Program

    This PGY1 pharmacy practice residency program is a one-year, postgraduate training opportunity to gain experience in both the clinical and administrative aspects of hospital pharmacy practice. Its deep history of commitment to teaching and the progressive nature of this program foster an environment suitable for residency learning and training, allowing the residents to pursue their areas of professional interest. California Pacific Medical Center is at the forefront of health care services and research, offering new challenges and opportunities for developing and improving professional skills to provide care to a diverse patient group, and to collaborate with other healthcare providers to promote optimal use of medications and patient safety.

    This residency program is accredited by the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) offering two residency positions annually. Its learning experiences are designed to accommodate the interests and training needs of each participant. Preceptors guide the residents through their clinical experiences on each rotation including hospital pharmacy, internal medicine, pharmacy administration, parenteral nutrition, pediatrics/neonatology, critical care, cardiology, investigational drug services and geriatrics. Residents are active participants on the clinical management teams allowing them to gain experiences to become an independent and able practitioner.

    Additionally, the residents will receive teaching and training in quality assurance monitoring and strategies for cost containment. Residents will be participating and supporting interdepartmental activities and committee work including meetings and projects associated with the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Medication Safety Subcommittee, Formulary Subcommittee, Antibiotics Subcommittee, Pharmacy/Nursing Subcommittee, and Nutritional Support Subcommittee. Teaching will emphasize problem identification and solving after careful and thoughtful analysis. The residents will have opportunities to learn and improve their communication skills that will be an asset to their professional career.

    Medical, dental, and vision insurance is provided for each resident. Residents will receive 10 days of paid time off. Education leave and financial support for traveling are provided for three major professional events: ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, California Society of Health- System Pharmacists Annual Seminar, and the Western States Conference for Residents and Preceptors.
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    To apply for admission to the PGY1 pharmacy residency program, the following information should be uploaded into PhORCAS by the deadline (see ASHP residency listing for updated deadline and information):

    • Curriculum vitae

    • Cover letter indicating why the California Pacific Medical Center pharmacy residency experience is beneficial for your career goals

    • Three letters of recommendation from a former employer and clerkship or faculty preceptors

    • Official Transcript from school or college of pharmacy
    An on-site interview is required. Interview and tour of the medical center will be scheduled after receipt of a complete residency application.

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    Contact Us

    For more information, requests can be sent to:

    Gary Louie, Pharm.D.
    Director of Pharmacy Residency Program
    California Pacific Medical Center
    2333 Buchanan Street
    San Francisco, CA 94115
    Telephone: (415) 600-3740
    Fax: (415) 600-1131

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