Sharp Grossmont Hospital serves the east county area of San Diego. It is the largest not-for-profit, full-service acute care hospital in the region with 542 beds. The hospital has outstanding programs in heart care, orthopedics, rehabilitation, robotic surgery, mental health, stroke care and women’s health. In addition, the hospital’s Emergency and Critical Care Center is among the most technologically advanced in the nation. It is home to one of the busiest emergency departments in California, serving 105,000 patients annually, with 24/7 ED Pharmacist coverage. We are a Comprehensive Stroke Center. A recent expansion included the Burr Heart and Vascular Center for more advanced cardiovascular procedures. Sharp Grossmont Hospital is a nationally recognized MAGNET®-designated hospital for nursing practices. Sharp Grossmont Hospital prides itself in providing a unique and innovative pharmaceutical care program. Clinical programs include Collaborative Drug Therapy Management (CDTM) protocols with certification in pharmacokinetic dosing of aminoglycosides and vancomycin, anticoagulation, renal dosing, and antibiotic surveillance. Our floor pharmacists are unit based and decentralized. Our clinical pharmacy programs continue to expand, including the recent addition of our Med-to-Beds program, aimed at ensuring the patient has their medication in hand prior to discharge. Furthermore, Sharp Grossmont has an APPE pharmacy student program, including rotations in general Hospital Practice, Safe Medication Practice, Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Transitions of Care, and Infectious Disease/Antimicrobial, providing an opportunity for pharmacy school affiliation. This PGY1 residency program will train pharmacy graduates in general hospital practice as well as specialized practice dedicated to the needs of patients transitioning from hospital to outpatient care or between levels of care. The primary training site is located at Sharp Grossmont Hospital. The resident will obtain experience in multiple patient care settings, as well as seeing a diverse patient population. Sharp Grossmont has dedicated Clinical Pharmacy Specialists in Behavioral Health/Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Operating Room, Safe Medication Practice, Investigational Drugs and Transitions of Care. Our residents will be joining a well-established and highly valued Transitions of Care program team who consistently make a positive impact on the lives of our patients. The Pharmacist Resident will receive training to accelerate growth and competence in patient care, leadership skills, teaching skills, research, and practice management skills through precepting pharmacy students, conducting clinical research projects, and assisting in the integration and utilization of clinical pharmacists to improve patient care. For those interested in further developing their teaching skills, participation in a teaching certificate program is available through the San Diego Pharmacy Residency Leadership (SDPRL) Teaching Program. Additional professional growth opportunities:
Six Sigma Certification including White and Yellow Belts
ASHP Mid-Year Clinical Meeting
Research project to be presented at the Western States Conference
Core learning expeeriences:
Orientation (2 weeks)
Critical Care (5 weeks)
Emergency Medicine (5 weeks)
Infectious Disease (5 weeks)
Medicine (5 weeks)
Perioperative services (5 weeks)
Safe Medication Practices (3 weeks)
Transitions of Care (5 weeks)
Practice Management & Administration (longitudinal)
Pharmacy Practice/Staffing (longitudinal)
Projects and Advancing Practice (longitudinal)
Elective learning experiences:
Others available upon request
Longitudinal: Western States research project, clinical outcomes research, development/implementation of clinical services, medication use evaluations (MUE), drug consults, staffing the Transitions of Care Service at Sharp Grossmont Hospital, staffing inpatient and precepting/teaching opportunities.
The applicant must have graduated or will be graduating with a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from an ACPE accredited pharmacy school (or in process of pursuing accreditation) or a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Certificate (FPGEC) from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). Applicant must be eligible or provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States and be eligible to sit for examination for California pharmacist licensure. CA pharmacist license must be obtained by November 1, 2020.
Completed PhORCAS Application by December 30, 2020
School of Pharmacy Transcript
Letter of Intent
3 Letters of Reference
For more information, please contact Electa Stern, PharmD, BCPS, Residency Director.
About Sharp Grossmont Hospital
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 is a 343-bed medical center in the growing South Bay community of San Diego County. Another tower with an additional 134 beds is expected to be completed in 2019. Specialized services 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 emergency medicine, infusion therapy, heart care, cancer treatment, orthopedics, rehabilitation, robotic surgery and multi-organ transplantation.Sharp Grossmont Hospital is the largest full service acute 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 South...ern 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.