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Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice Residency

Justin Bouw, PharmD, BCACP

Welcome to the webpage for the UC San Diego PGY1 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program! On behalf of UC San Diego Health, I want to thank you for your interest and for taking the time to learn about what makes our residency program great. We offer a well-rounded variety of required and elective learning experiences in the Ambulatory Care, Acute Care, and Academic environments. Our preceptors are extraordinary clinicians, teachers, and mentors and are fully committed to supporting you throughout the year in order to foster your professional growth and development. The combination of diverse learning experiences and projects, strong mentorship, and flexibility in scheduling will provide you with the formula to develop your pharmacotherapeutic skills, communication, independence and confidence. Our mission is to meet your individual professional goals within the structure of our ASHP-accredited program and make you a competitive clinician within a dynamic health care system. We know that you will feel our commitment to this mission as you integrate into our UCSD family and will thoroughly enjoy your experience as a pharmacy resident. We look forward to meeting you!

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Program Summary

  • Residency Positions Available Per Year

3 new residents are accepted each year

  • Beginning Date

July 1

  • Pharmacist Intern License

Matched residents must be licensed Pharmacist Interns in the State of California prior to July 1

  • Pharmacist Intern License

Matched residents must be licensed Pharmacist in the State of California within 90 days of the start of the residency program

  • Application Procedure

Applicants must participate in the ASHP Match and apply using PhORCAS at Please see instructions for details of requirements.

Using a maximum of two pages and no less than an 11 point font and 1 inch margins, please respond to these questions in your personal statement/letter of intent:

  1. Describe how your experiences, strengths, and personal characteristics will help make you a successful resident in the UCSD PGY1 Am Care Residency Program.
  2. Describe your career goals and how they fit within the framework of the UCSD PGY1 Am Care Residency Program.
  •  Application Deadline

December 31

  • Virtual Interview Dates





Program Contact

Justin W. Bouw, PharmD, BCACP, CDE
PGY1 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy Manager

Christopher Smith
Residency Coordinator



For detailed information related to program purpose and overview, please see information in our program manual located here:
Program Overview