The USC School of Pharmacy offers PGY2 residency programs in infectious diseases, oncology, and psychiatric pharmacy. The goal of each residency program is to advance the evidence-based knowledge, skills and abilities of the resident in clinical practice, teaching and scholarly activities through formal training. Residents take part in the preceptorship and didactic curriculum of students in the Pharm.D. program. Upon completion of training, each resident should be well equipped to pursue a clinical career in their respective speciality area or clinical-track academic position.
All PGY2 residents in the School of Pharmacy participate in their respective specialized patient care areas, teaching and educational activities, including:
Coordinating courses with faculty mentors
Giving lectures and conducting small-group discussions to first-, second- and third-year pharmacy students
Serving as a preceptor and role model for students during their APPEs
Proposing and completing a project suitable for presentation and publication
Presenting their project at a appropriate scientific conference related to their specialty practice area.
Completing and submitting a manuscript for publication prior to completion of the residency
Coursework and seminars are provided for residents throughout the year, offering instruction and experience in teaching skills, BLS (all residents), ACLS (residents in acute care medical settings in which this training is required), research methodology, and leadership and professional development.
Applicants must have obtained a Pharm.D. from an accredited school of pharmacy, have completed an accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency, and be licensed or eligible for licensure to practice pharmacy in California. Interested candidates should submit a current CV and reason why you are interested in pursuing the particular residency.
Please note that current USC PGY1 pharmacy residents have an option to pre-commit to the PGY2 psychiatric pharmacy residency. This process, if applicable, will be completed by November 30 and candidates who have expressed interest in the PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy will be notified if this position is no longer available.
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