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Internal Medicine Specialty Residency

Trina Huynh, PharmD, BCPS

Trina Huynh, PharmD, BCPS

Thank you for your interest in University of California (UC), San Diego Health PGY2 Internal Medicine specialty residency program! All of our residency programs at UC San Diego Health are ASHP-accredited and are fully committed to providing residents with a supportive learning environment and opportunities for professional growth in evidence-based patient care, teaching and research while also encouraging the resident’s sense of clinical responsibility and scholarly curiosity. Residents accepted into the UC San Diego Health PGY2 Internal Medicine residency program will have the benefit of participating within established clinical services to treat adult medicine patients in both an inpatient and outpatient setting as well as opportunities to incorporate transitions of care services to new or previously established services. This flexible program offers a wide variety of established electives as well as opportunities to implement new or update existing clinical rotations with a focus in adult medicine, cardiology, infectious disease, transplant, oncology, psychology.  The sky is the limit! At this academic medical center, residents will also have many teaching opportunities both within a didactic setting at the UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and as a preceptor to other pharmacy residents and pharmacy students while on clinical rotations. Graduating residents will be described as advanced practitioners who are equipped to be fully integrated members of the interdisciplinary team while providing exemplary healthcare to adult medicine patients in both the inpatient and ambulatory care setting.

Program Summary

  • Residency Positions Available Per Year
    2 residents are accepted each year
  • Beginning Date
    August 1st (matched residents must be licensed pharmacists in the State of California before starting the residency year and no later than November 1st)
  • Application Procedure 
    1. Applicants must apply using PhORCAS at
    2. Applicants must participate in the ASHP Match (administered by National Matching Service, Inc - )
    3. Eligible applicants must have graduated from an accredited school of pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and successfully completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 pharmacy practice residency. 
  • Application Deadline
    December 31
  • Virtual Interview Dates

Program Contact

Trina Huynh, PharmD, BCPS
PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program Director

Program Overview

Program Overview Internal Medicine

Residency Program Purpose

PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification.