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Ambulatory Care Residency (PGY2) at Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers

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At Sharp Rees-Stealy, our mission is to improve the health of our community through a caring partnership of patients, doctors and employees. We set community standards and exceed expectations in a caring, convenient, affordable and accessible manner. And that extends to our ambulatory care (PGY2) residency program, which is designed to transition PGY1 residency graduates from a generalist practice setting to a specialized practice specific to the needs of ambulatory patients. 

About the program.

The PGY2 residency program is collaborative effort between Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group and Touro University California to expand pharmaceutical care and existing teaching programs to pharmacy students completing clinical clerkships in San Diego. This program is under the Pharmacy Benefits Administration department at Sharp Rees-Stealy.

Training sites for the residency program are primarily located at Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers throughout San Diego County, but also include facilities within the Sharp HealthCare integrated health system.

As a resident, you’ll be expected to assume the role of a clinical ambulatory care pharmacist with a focus on medication management within a variety of ambulatory settings. In addition, you will have opportunities to practice and refine teaching skills, research and practice management skills through precepting of pharmacy students, conduct clinical research projects and assist in the development of clinics integrating clinical pharmacists.

And if you’re interested in further developing your teaching skills, participation in a teaching certificate program is available through the San Diego Pharmacy Residency Leadership Teaching Program.

Learning experiences.

As part of the PGY2 residency program, we’ll tailor our clinical rotation schedules to meet your needs and career goals. You’ll also be able to choose from the following clinical rotations and experiences, in addition to potentially establishing new clinical opportunities.

Required core learning experiences.*

  • Allergy/immunology
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Family medicine
  • Managed care
  • Neurology
  • Orientation
  • Pulmonology
  • Specialties/home infusion/hospice
  • Anticoagulation clinic (longitudinal)
  • Smoking cessation (longitudinal)
  • Adherence projects (longitudinal)

Elective learning experiences.**

  • Administration
  • Health plan/pharmacy benefits
  • Infectious disease
  • Informatics
  • Oncology
  • Psychiatry
  • Transition of care
  • Others**

*All core learning experiences may also be taken as electives.

**Residents may develop new learning experiences as approved by the residency director and preceptors.

Additional activities.

  • Educational opportunities
    We’ll provide the resident with ongoing educational opportunities through attendance and participation of approved professional meetings and conferences (CSHP, ASHP Midyear, Western States Conference), the obtainment of certifications (ACLS) and additional ongoing learning modules developed by Sharp HealthCare.
  • Managed care projects
    As a resident, you’ll participate in and evaluate prior authorizations of injectable medications. And you’ll participate in other managed care projects beneficial to the department.
  • Projects
    As a resident, you will collaborate with residency preceptors and coordinators to select an area of interest and complete an in-depth, systematic study suitable for publication and presentation. You may complete additional projects as requested by the preceptors and the pharmacy department and as deemed beneficial to Sharp HealthCare.
  • Teaching
    At Sharp, we take care to integrate teaching experiences into patient care activities and through the provision of educational support to pharmacy students and staff, nursing and medical staff and others. As a resident, you will work closely with pharmacists in the preceptorship of pharmacy students on clinical learning experiences from numerous pharmacy schools — including Touro University College of Pharmacy, Western University of Health Sciences, UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and others. Through the San Diego Pharmacy Residency Leadership Program, you will have the option to obtain teaching certification upon completion and participate in preceptor development and various workshops.

Past residents.

  • 2017-2018: Alfred Yeung, PharmD, current resident, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group
  • 2016-2017: Anthony Pham, PharmD, BCPS, ambulatory care pharmacist, Kaiser Permanente
    Residency research project: Application of Medication Adherence Tools in a Population Health Setting
  • 2015-2016: Nicole Nielsen, PharmD, assistant professor of clinical sciences, California Health Sciences University College of Pharmacy
    Residency research project: Pharmacists' Role in Medication Therapy Management Within Population Health-Based Care
  • 2014-2015: Farzad Daneshvar, PharmD, BCPS, cardiology clinical pharmacist, Beaumont Health System
    Residency research project: Clinical Pharmacy Medication Therapy Management (MTM) to Improve Real-World Adherence to Novel Oral Anticoagulants
  • 2013-2014: Ruth Chan, PharmD, BCACP, ambulatory clinical pharmacist, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group
    Residency research project: Patient Satisfaction and Medication Adherence in a Managed Care Population After Creation of Specialty Pharmacy Services
  • 2012-2013: Crystal Lee, PharmD, BCACP, clinical pharmacist and PGY2 ambulatory care residency director, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group
    Residency research project: Development, Implementation and Impact of a Pharmacist-Managed Prescription Refill Clinic
  • 2011-2012: Victor Monrreal Jr., PharmD, BCACP, safe medication practice pharmacist specialist, Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital
    Residency research project: Establishment and Evaluation of a Pharmacist-Run Lipid Clinic Within a Managed Care Organization
  • 2010-2011: Silvia Rivas-Coleman, PharmD, BCACP, clinical supervisor, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group
    Residency research project: Measuring the Impact of Collaborative Efforts to Manage Patients on Insulin Pump Therapy Within a Medical Group


The estimated stipend is $47,476, and is paid through Touro University College of Pharmacy. As a Sharp HealthCare employee, the resident will receive health care coverage (medical, dental and vision), paid vacation, tuition reimbursement for additional training and other benefits. And we’ll fully reimburse any travel expenses for conventions and conferences.

How to apply.

In order to apply, you must have a doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree from an ACPE-accredited pharmacy school, and must have completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency.

Deadline for applications is Jan. 5, 2018. If applicable, you should be ready to sit for the board exams on or before July 31, 2018.

Via PhORCAS, please submit: letter of intent, pharmacy school transcript, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation.

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