PGY2 Internal Medicine Specialty Residency

Thank you for your interest in UC San Diego Health PGY2 Internal Medicine specialty residency program! All of our residency programs 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 on adult medicine, cardiology, infectious disease, transplant, oncology and psychology.

Application Procedure

Applicants must apply using PhORCAS.

Applicants must participate in the ASHP Match, administered by the National Matching Service.

Eligible applicants must have:

  • Graduated from an ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy or be a graduate of an international school of pharmacy who meets the following qualifications: 1) Holds a current, valid Visa that extends through the entire residency appointment and does not require sponsorship 2) Holds a valid full, unrestricted pharmacist license in the State of California.
  • Successfully completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy practice residency

Program Contact

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

Overview of PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program

Program Overview

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.