Our PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program welcomed its first two residents in 2004 and received full accreditation by ASHP in 2005. The program has since grown to 11 residents for the 2020-2021 year. The goals of the program are to foster development of leadership, professional education, and comprehensive clinical practice skills such that residents will become effective pharmaceutical care providers in a variety of settings.
Residents will complete training in pharmacy operations, required rotations, and multiple elective rotations during the 12-month residency program. The rationale for selecting the required rotations is to comply with ASHP standards and ensure that residents will acquire the necessary clinical skills to become effective practitioners of the future. Residents are encouraged to select elective rotations that match their individual preferences and which build upon past experiences. Required rotations and elective rotations are highlighted in the next section.
We offer three different tracks for our PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program that are focused in Ambulatory Care, Acute Care, or Academia. Our wide range of rotation experiences include the following:
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All applicants must fulfill the following criteria in order to qualify for acceptance into our PGY1 residency program:
Graduate from an ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy
Be eligible for pharmacist licensure in the state of California
Demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States
Obtain favorable recommendation letters from clinical faculty, preceptors, and/or former employers
Demonstrate collegiality, clinical knowledge, interest in research, and the motivation necessary for successful completion of residency training
Complete an interview with residency leadership, pharmacy supervisors, and preceptors
About County of Santa Clara Health System PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Our main practice site, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC), is a nationally recognized public teaching facility that provides a full range of acute and ambulatory care services. SCVMC is a Level I Adult and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center, Regional Burn Center, STEMI Receiving Center and Stroke Center. Located in San Jose, California, the hospital serves as a county, teaching, and safety-net hospital. The county also operates two community hospitals: O’Connor and St. Louise Regional Hospitals.