UC Davis Medical Center is a nationally recognized academic medical center offering primary care for all ages, specialty care in over 150 fields, and the latest treatment options and expertise for the most complex health conditions. Some highlights include:
Rated Sacramento’s top hospital
Nationally ranked in multiple specialties
Home of the nationally ranked Children’s Hospital
Receiving top honors for nursing excellence
HIMSS level 7 recognition for advanced technology that improves care
Region’s only Level I trauma center for both adults and pediatrics
Regional burn center
NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center
The Post Graduate Year Two (PGY2) Infectious Diseases Residency at UC Davis Health is designed to provide PGY1 graduates the opportunity to accelerate growth beyond generalist practice and further the development of specialized care in areas specific to the needs of infectious diseases patients. It is assumed that the resident has already achieved a basic level of competence commensurate with that of a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency. The PGY2 residency focuses on developing the knowledge, attitudes, training and skills necessary to cultivate pharmacists who are competent and compassionate practitioners who are prepared for a role as an infectious diseases pharmacist.
Graduates of the residency are prepared to design, implement, and/or enhance an institutional antimicrobial stewardship program, serve as an infectious diseases clinical pharmacist in the areas of: infectious diseases consult service, infectious diseases transplant service, pediatric infectious diseases consult service. Graduates gain experience in additional areas of infectious diseases such as HIV, hepatitis, burn, intensive care, microbiology and new diagnostics. Research opportunities may include: clinical trials, epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance, outcome studies, and antibiotic utilization studies. The resident’s research will be presented at a major pharmacy or infectious diseases meeting. Teaching opportunities include precepting UC San Francisco, School of Pharmacy students spending their third year at UC Davis, participation in the annual UC Davis Infectious Diseases Continuing Medical Education Conference, and additional opportunities available at the UC Davis Health and area pharmacy schools if desired.
Completion of this PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency will provide the practitioner the advanced critical thinking skills and clinical knowledge necessary to practice as an infectious diseases pharmacotherapy expert, to serve as an antimicrobial subcommittee coordinator, and/or to share skills with others by serving as an college of pharmacy faculty member. The graduate of this program will qualify to take the board certification in infectious diseases exam (BCIDP).
Although the primary goal of the residency is listed above, there are options for emphasis in this residency program. The resident may choose emphasize in academia. Academia emphasis would include experiences with faculty from the UCSF School of Pharmacy and extended time as primary preceptor for students and residents in infectious diseases. Opportunities to give formal lectures at Touro University, College of Pharmacy can be scheduled and other area pharmacy schools if desired.
All applications must be submitted via PhORCAS and include:
Letter of intent
Transcript from School of Pharmacy
Three letters of recommendation (LORs)
Application Deadline: December 28, 2022, 11:59 p.m. EST (8.59 p.m. PST) for all UC Davis Health PGY1 Residency Program Candidates.
Please see our website for additional program information and application requirements.
The UC Davis Medical Center residency program was established in 1984 and has since grown to include specialized training opportunities to match the dynamic needs of the profession.
As part of a top-rated hospital in California which provides world class care in 150 specialties, the UC Davis Medical Center Department of Pharmacy has board certified preceptors in every specialized practice setting. We are proud to provide our residents a diverse learning experience in both the acute and ambulatory care settings, at various training sites throughout Sacramento, California. The city of Sacramento is home to a beautifully diverse community, and it is our goal to recruit a residency class that is reflective of the population we serve. The UC Davis Department of Pharmacy both prioritizes and embraces the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our residency programs. Students and residents who identify as underrepresented minorities (URM) or those with diverse individual perspectives and experiences are strongly encouraged to apply.