Palomar Health PGY-1 residency program & PGY-2 infectious disease residency program
Palomar Health PGY-1 & PGY-2 infectious disease residency program
Location: Escondido, California
Infectious Diseases Pharmacy
The Palomar Health PGY1 Acute Care Pharmacy Residency is based at Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, California. Residents completing this program will learn to provide evidence-based pharmacology. Major selling points of the residency are personal attention to foster learning, developing a clinical mindset and an emphasis on becoming pharmacy leaders. Opportunity exists to mature in one's practice, manage and improve the medication-use process and enhance drug information skills. Residents are required to complete a research project during the year.
The Palomar Health PGY2 Infectious Diseases residency program will be designed to develop the resident’s skill as a clinical specialist in infectious diseases. The goal will be to provide the candidate the skill and experience required to lead an antibiotic stewardship program at a community hospital in concordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) core elements and to meet the requirements designated to fill the role as a pharmacist with advanced training in infectious disease. The resident will gain experience and develop best practice in the clinical pharmacy infectious disease and will provide optimal antimicrobial therapy to the patients and community we serve. In addition to daily patient care skills, the resident will develop skills in developing and maintaining requirements of a community hospital and Long Term Care facility Antibiotic stewardship program. The resident will act as a co-chairman for the anti-microbial subcommittee; and attend medical staff department meetings, infection control meetings and related subcommittees. The resident will develop and implement strategic initiatives and new programs, and lead clinical practice in accordance with Palomar Health Pharmacy Department. The resident will work closely with the Antimicrobial Stewardship physician, and other healthcare professionals including the microbiology laboratory, infections control practitioners, nursing, information technology and other departments consistent with antimicrobial stewardship. Throughout the year, the resident will be expected to independently manage and precept PGY-1 residents and pharmacy students. It will be an expectation and goal at the end of the experience that the resident will be qualified and prepared to obtain certification in Antibiotic Stewardship (ABS) such as the Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacist (SIDP) or Making a Difference in Infectious Diseases (MAD-ID), and be prepared to obtain board certification in infectious disease.
Graduation from an accredited school of pharmacy
Participate in the ASHP Match and submit completed applications using PhORCAS by January 9th, 2023. Complete applications must include the following:
Personal letter of interest
Three letters of recommendation
School of Pharmacy transcript
Pharmacist Intern License: Matched residents must possess a California Intern Pharmacist license prior to July 1.
Pharmacist License: Matched residents must obtain a California Pharmacist Licensure within 90 days of the start of the residency program.
Completion of accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency
PharmD from an ACPE-accredited pharmacy school or college
Completion of on-site/virtual personal interview
Participate in the ASHP Match and submit completed applications using PhORCAS by January 6th, 2023. Complete applications must include the following:
Letter of interest
Three letters of recommendation
School of pharmacy transcript
Be licensed to practice pharmacy in California (by the start of the residency year, but no later than September of the residency year)