Internal Medicine Specialty Residency

Paul Hansen, TOC Director

Paul Hansen, PharmD, BCACP

Thank you for your interest in the newly developed University of California (UC), San Diego Health PGY2 Internal Medicine specialty residency program! All of our residency programs at UC San Diego Health are either ASHP-accredited or in the process of seeking ASHP accreditation 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. As expected at an 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.

Program Summary

  • Residency Positions Available Per Year
    2 residents are 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 November 1st)
  • Application Procedure 
    1. Applicants must apply using PhORCAS at http://www.ashp.org/phorcas.
    2. Applicants must participate in the ASHP Match (administered by National Matching Service, Inc - https://natmatch.com/ashprmp/
    3. 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. 
  • Application Deadline
    December 31

Program Contact

Paul Hansen, PharmD, BCACP
PGY2 Internal Medicine Residency Director
P1hansen@ucsd.edu

Resident Contacts

Program Overview

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.

Program Outcomes

PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy residents completing this program will be advanced practitioners proficient in the areas of:

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Patient Care

Advancing Practice and Improving Patient Care

Leadership and Management

Teaching, Education, and Dissemination of Knowledge