Kimberly Mills, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP is the residency program director.
This ASHP accredited Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency will help you develop skills in providing effective pharmaceutical care in a wide variety of settings. This PGY1 residency program primarily trains pharmacy graduates in general acute-care practice. The hiring and primary training site is located at Sharp Memorial.
As a resident, you will work under the mentorship of pharmacy resident advisors and preceptors. This program will enable you to improve communication and leadership skills with health care professionals, pharmacy students and patients. Unique to this program is the diversity of learning experiences that will offer invaluable opportunities for professional development in areas including, but not limited to, infectious diseases, internal medicine, emergency medicine, critical care, cardiology, solid organ transplant, oncology, neonatal intensive care, and nutritional and metabolic support.
You will participate in the development of your own residency plan, which will reflect your interests and build upon your previous experiences. Upon successful completion of our program, you will be equipped with the knowledge to become an asset to the pharmacy community.
Our unique program aims to personalize your residency objectives and experiences, helping you develop confidence and competence in acute patient care, drug information, disease state management and administrative management.
Residents are encouraged to participate in the development of their own residency plan that reflects personal interests and builds upon previous experiences.
Required core learning experiences.
- Administration/Safe Medication Practice (12 months)
- Chief resident/leadership (2 quarters)
- Critical care (6 weeks)
- Emergency medicine (6 weeks)
- Infectious diseases (6 weeks)
- Inpatient Practice (12 months)
- Internal medicine (6 weeks)
- Orientation/Intro to Inpatient Practice (6 weeks)
- Research/Advancing Practice (12 months)
- Teaching certification (12 months)
Elective learning experiences.**
You will actively participate in the Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T), Safe Medication Practice and other supervisory and multidisciplinary committees as appropriate.
Your annual base stipend will be an estimate of $51,400 plus benefits. We coordinate with pharmacy managers to tailor all staffing to the needs of the residency program and the pharmacy department. And, if there’s a need, we’ll help provide financial support for approved educational opportunities, conferences and travel.
- Educational opportunities
We’ll provide you with ongoing educational opportunities through professional meetings and conferences (CSHP, ASHP Midyear, Western States Conference), certifications (ACLS, BLS). Sharp also provides ongoing preceptor training and Six Sigma White and Yellow Belt certification opportunities.
Each resident will act as chief resident for two quarters (three-month term), which involves coordinating and scheduling tasks for the residency team, maintaining correspondence with pharmacy administration and preceptors and performing other program duties as necessary.
Throughout the year, we provide numerous opportunities for our residents to present to medical and nursing staff, pharmacy students, and pharmacy staff, in addition to the required rotational and formal seminar presentations.
You are required to collaborate with system and site pharmacy leadership, your residency project preceptor, and a co-investigator to select an area of interest also of high priority to Sharp HealthCare. You will complete an in-depth, systematic study suitable for publication and presentation. Additional projects are completed as requested by the resident, preceptors, system and site pharmacy departments and as deemed beneficial for both your development and for Sharp HealthCare.
At Sharp, we integrate teaching experiences into patient care activities and through the provision of educational support to pharmacy students and staff, nursing and medical staff members and others. As a resident, you will work closely with pharmacists in preceptorship of pharmacy students on clinical learning experiences from various pharmacy schools — including Chapman School of Pharmacy, Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy, Touro University College of Pharmacy, University of California at San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy, Western University of Health Sciences and the. Additionally, through the San Diego Pharmacy Residency Leadership Program, you will obtain a teaching certification upon completion and participate in preceptor development and various workshops.
How to apply.
Applicants must possess a doctor of pharmacy degree (PharmD) and must be self-motivated with good interpersonal and communication skills. A California Internship License is required before the start of the residency. Completion of the CPJE and NAPLEX licensure exams is recommended before residency begins, if possible. Pharmacist licensure must be obtained no later than 90 days after start of the residency.
To be considered for an interview, you must complete and submit all application material in PhORCAS by Dec. 30, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Mills, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, Residency Program Director, or one of the current PGY1 Resident Pharmacists: Erin Tsou; Kathryn Becker
Complete applications should include the following as well as meet any additional requirements by PhORCAS (National Matching Service code 282313):
- School of pharmacy transcript
- Curriculum vitae
- Letter of interest
- 3 reference writers
For more information.
Virtual Open House Date:
Open House 10/27/22, Thursday from 1430-1730
Please RSVP no later than 10/25/22.
You will receive an appointment time and zoom link ~24 hours prior to the event.
Please review and download the following materials:
General Information Packet (PDF)
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