Teaching is a large component of our program. PGY2 residents will have many opportunities to precept/teach, and their training will include learning how to incorporate teaching into their clinical responsibilities. UC San Diego is a teaching institution affiliated with UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SSPPS) and UCSD School of Medicine. The PGY2 resident will have multiple opportunities to precept 4th year SSPPS pharmacy students and PGY1 pharmacy practice residents, as well as to work with UCSD multidisciplinary transplant team to provide inservices on medication related issues. Additionally, focus is placed on teaching patients and care givers pre and post-transplant in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.
Grand Rounds: The resident will deliver a 1-hour CE lecture to the pharmacy staff regarding a topic in transplantation. Presentations are accredited for continuing education through California Accreditation for Pharmacy Education (CAPE).
Transplant Journal Club/Patient Support Groups: Residents are required to present at least 1 transplant journal club and 1 patient support group throughout the year. The resident will also be given multiple opportunities to provide inservices to other healthcare providers throughout the year.
Transplant Morning Conference/Topic Discussions: During the transplant rotations, the resident will lead/coordinate the transplant pharmacy conference with the students and PGY1 residents that are on the transplant rotation. A calendar of topics is scheduled in advance and the resident will have the opportunity to lead discussion on various topics including (but not limited to): immunosuppressive agents, opportunistic infections, acute kidney injury, HCV/HBV, HTN/Proteinurea, BK nephropathy, DM post-transplant, and anemia. Leading the conference provides residents the opportunity to practice a variety of teaching styles and improves their understanding of and ability to teach fundamental transplant topics.
Skagg’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences: Involvement with UCSD’s School of Pharmacy will vary but the resident may choose to be a conference leader for one of the 3rd year therapeutics courses and/or provide didactic lectures. The resident may be asked to write cases for therapeutics conference and prepare exam questions based on the lectures presented. Residents will also have multiple opportunities to directly precept 4th year pharmacy students who are currently on rotation with the resident.