Pharmacy Residency

Welcome to the UC San Diego Health pharmacy residency program. We have a long and proud tradition of training pharmacy residents.

Our graduates have been changing pharmacy practice through innovative patient care for over 35 years. Built on that tradition, we offer two PGY1 programs and eight PGY2 programs. Each of them has their foundation in our organizational excellence, and their strength in our many outstanding preceptors.

All this is right in the middle of the top health system in San Diego, one of the top five in California. I will let you read what others say about our organization. Did I mention that San Diego is America's Finest City?

I hope that you will take a little time to explore our programs and get a feel for how we can help you on your unique career path. I look forward to meeting many of you in the future. Let me know if I can help you learn more about UC San Diego Pharmacy residencies. You can follow me on Twitter @daniels_ced

Dr. Charles Daniels, PhD
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Associate Dean for Professional Practice
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Helpful Links

Read more about the pharmacy residency programs at UC San Diego Health:

Virtual Program Overviews and Open Houses

Tuesday, November 7, 2023. 4 – 6 p.m. PST 

  • UC San Diego Health PGY1 Acute Care (Virtual Open House)

Tuesday, November 14, 2023. 4 – 6 p.m. PST 

  • UC San Diego Health PGY1 Am Care Program Overview
    Program Overview provided from 4 – 4:30 p.m. PST
    Candidates are free to join at any time.

Monday, December 11, 2023. 4 – 6 p.m. PST

  • UC San Diego Health PGY2 Critical Care Virtual Showcase
  • UC San Diego Health PGY2 Internal Medicine Virtual Showcase
  • UC San Diego Health PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership Virtual Showcase
  • UC San Diego Health PGY2 Informatics Virtual Showcase
  • UC San Diego Health PGY2 Infectious Diseases
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San Diego's Best Hospital

We’re ranked the #1 hospital system in San Diego for 2023-24 by U.S. News & World Report. And we’re among only 22 nationwide to make Honor Roll for outstanding patient care. We also rank among the nation's best in 10 medical and surgical specialties.

View U.S. News & World Report Specialty Rankings

Excellence in Medication-Use Safety & Pharmacy

First in the Nation

We were the first organization in the country to be recognized as a Center of Excellence in medication-use safety and pharmacy practice by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). This reflects our high-performing pharmacy department's commitment to superior patient care.