PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration

Nancy T. Yam, PharmD, MHA, BCPS

Nancy T. Yam, PharmD, MHA, BCPS

Thank you for your interest and consideration in the University of California, San Diego Health PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration (HSPA) residency program. All of our residency programs are committed to providing residents with a supportive learning environment and opportunities for professional growth through evidence-based practice, teaching, and research while encouraging the resident’s sense of responsibility and scholarly curiosity. The PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration program aims to build on the clinical foundation built during PGY1 training, exposing the resident to all aspects of managing a health-system pharmacy. Core learning areas for the program include pharmacy operations, personnel management, business and finance, technology and automation, and medication safety. Throughout the year, the resident has the opportunity to work with knowledgeable and passionate pharmacy leaders, and participate in several medical center committees to help build strong interprofessional relationships that are critical for successful pharmacy management. Residents will continue to build their clinical skills by taking part in direct patient care, staffing in both centralized and decentralized positions throughout the year. Teaching is also a focus of the program, with residents leading a therapeutics conference at the UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and precepting pharmacy residents and students on their administration rotations. Graduating residents will be well-prepared to assume supervisory and managerial positions, and embark on careers in pharmacy administration.

Program Summary

Program Overview Health System Pharmacy Administration

  • Residency Positions Available Per Year
    1 resident accepted each year
  • Stipend
    The current annual stipend is approximately $54,000.
  • 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 http://www.ashp.org/phorcas.
  • Application Deadline 
    December 31 

​Program Contact

Nancy T. Yam, PharmD, MHA, BCPS
Pharmacy Manager
PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency Director