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Informatics Specialty Residency

Thomas Hatch, PharmD

Thomas Hatch, PharmD

Thank you for your interest in the University of California (UC), San Diego Health PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics specialty residency. All of the residency programs at UC San Diego Health are accredited  and are fully committed to providing residents with a supportive learning environment and opportunities for professional growth.  Residents accepted into the UC San Diego Health PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics specialty residency program will work as fulltime members of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Medication Process team.  The Informatics resident will receive formal Epic EHR training and will be expected to obtain an Epic training designation of “proficient.”  This residency program provides experience in the maintenance and optimization of the EHR, at all stages of the solution development life cycle, including identifying issues, prototyping, planning, designing, building, testing, validating, training, implementing, and monitoring.  The resident will design and implement solutions to resolve the incidents and requests reported by users, as well as new projects, covering the entire medication management process, including  ordering, pharmacist verification, dispensing, documentation, and billing of medications. Additional learning opportunities include clinical decision support, e-prescribing, reporting, interfaces, retail pharmacy systems, and more. Graduating residents will be prepared to pursue a position as an informatics pharmacist, equipped with the training and skills necessary to support the entire medication management processes of the EHR.

Program Summary

  • Residency Positions Available Per Year
    1 resident is 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 October 1st).
  • Application Procedure
    Eligible applicants must have graduated from an accredited school of pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and successfully completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency. Application found on PhORCAS at .
  • Application Deadline 
    December 31 
  • Virtual Interview Dates

Program Contact

Thomas Hatch, PharmD
PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency Director


Program Overview

Program Overview Informatics