UC San Diego Health consists of three acute care hospitals and ambulatory care clinics that offer a broad spectrum of transplant programs, including kidney, combination kidney-pancreas, pancreas, liver, lung, heart, and mechanical circulatory support. The Health System is affiliated with the UCSD School of Medicine and UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The Department of Pharmacy provides clinical services in both the inpatient and outpatient setting to all transplant patients in all phases of care. This specialty residency balances service, research, and teaching opportunities and is tailored to the individual. The emphasis will be placed in providing excellent pharmaceutical care in conjunction with the multidisciplinary transplant team. Teaching activities include didactic, therapeutics conference leader, and clerkship preceptorship of first-year pharmacy practice residents and fourth- year UC-San Diego pharmacy students in their clinical rotations. A residency project will be completed and presented at a national conference with intent of publication.
The purpose of the UC San Diego Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Practice Residency is to train and educate pharmacists in the delivery of exemplary pharmaceutical care focused in solid organ transplantation in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. Following the completion of the transplant residency program, the resident will be a competent member of the interdisciplinary team caring for transplant patients and assuming responsibility for the medication-related aspects of care. The resident will become skilled in providing education to multiple audiences including transplant patients and caregivers and other members of the healthcare team. In addition, the resident will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in research and guideline/protocol development and will be able to contribute to the rapidly developing field of transplantation. The resident will demonstrate a commitment to professional and personal development, monitoring his/hers own performance and exhibiting leadership skills in all practice areas. Graduates of this specialized program will be highly skilled practitioners in transplantation and will be prepared for career opportunities in the focused field of solid organ transplantation.
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If matched with the UC San Diego Residency Program, matched candidates must have all of the following:
Graduated from an ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. The RPD will assess if the resident is in good standing with their PGY1 program at the time of application.
Successfully completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy practice residency. A signed residency certificate will be required prior to beginning residency.
Obtained California pharmacy licensure prior to beginning residency (absolute deadline to start = November 1st). The residency offer may be rescinded if the resident does not take the CPJE prior to August 1st or does not pass the CPJE on the first attempt.
UC San Diego Health has a long and proud tradition of training pharmacy residents.
Our graduates have been changing pharmacy practice through innovative patient care for over 40 years. Built on that tradition, we offer two PGY1 programs (Acute Care and Ambulatory Care), and eight PGY2 programs (Critical Care, Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership, Infectious Diseases, Informatics, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Oncology and Solid Organ Transplant). Each has their foundation in our organizational excellence, their strength in our many outstanding preceptors, and their impact in maximizing patient health outcomes.