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.
Residency Positions Available Per Year
2 residents are accepted each year
August 1st (matched residents must be licensed pharmacists in the State of California
before starting the residency year and no later than November 1st)
Applicants must apply using PhORCAS at http://www.ashp.org/phorcas.
Applicants must participate in the ASHP Match (administered by National Matching Service, Inc -
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.
Virtual Interview Dates
Trina Huynh, PharmD, BCPS
PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program Director
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.
The residents will have the opportunity to attend various professional meetings throughout the year. The annual travel stipend is variable based on funding. In the past, residents have received a set stipend for the year which they can use at their discretion for registration, travel, accommodations, etc. The cost of attending Western States (or an equivalent conference) will be deducted from the travel stipend, along with any other conferences the resident chooses to attend. Attendance at ASHP’s Midyear Clinical Meeting and Western States Conference (or an equivalent conference to present their research) is mandatory.