Our PGY2 HSPAL residency is a one-year postgraduate specialty training program that offers residents an immersive experience in pharmacy management after they have completed a PGY1 residency.
The goals of the program are to provide pharmacist clinicians the opportunity to focus on becoming pharmacist managers for a clinical or operational management role in a variety of work settings, including mid to large-sized hospitals, outpatient pharmacies, and health systems. As a pharmacy department that offers comprehensive health services for the community, we offer PGY2 administration residents experience in diverse management settings: inpatient hospital, outpatient, ambulatory care, public health, pharmacy purchasing, and managed care.
During the 12-month program, PGY2 administration residents will complete training in pharmacy operations and rotate through experiences with our Director of Pharmacy and Assistant Directors of Pharmacy. Examples of activities include completing quality improvement initiatives to enhance pharmacy services and maintaining regulatory standards set forth by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Board of Pharmacy (BOP), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Joint Commission (TJC). The resident will also complete a year-long administration-related residency project to be presented at conferences.
At the completion of the PGY2 HSPAL Residency, the resident will be fully prepared to serve as a pharmacy manager in diverse patient care settings.
Graduation from an ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy
Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program
Eligible for licensure in the state of California
Favorable recommendation letters from clinical facility and/or former employers
Demonstrate collegiality, clinical knowledge, interest in research, and motivation necessary for successful completion of residency training
Demonstrate desire to pursue a career in pharmacy management
Completion of on-site interview with residency program coordinator, residency program director, director of pharmacy services, and preceptors
About County of Santa Clara Health System Pharmacy Residency Program
County of Santa Clara Health System includes a Hospitals and Clinics delivery system, as well as Department of Public Health. The pharmacy residency program is primarily conducted at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Hospital & Clinics which is located in San Jose, CA. There are multiple ambulatory care clinics and clinic-based pharmacies located throughout the County, from Milpitas to Gilroy, and East Valley to Sunnyvale.
We have a large, successful residency program including 13 PGY1 residents and 5 PGY2 residents. Our PGY2 programs are:
- PGY2 Ambulatory Care
- PGY2 Critical Care
- PGY2 Emergency Medicine
- PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership
- PGY2 Infectious Diseases
All PGY2s except for Critical Care are participating in PPS. If interested in PGY2 Critical Care, please contact Caroline Ko, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP (firstname.lastname@example.org).