Solid Organ Transplantation Specialty Residency

Mark Mariski, Jr., Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Residency Director

Mark Mariski, Jr., PharmD, BCPS

Thank you for your interest in the University of California (UC), San Diego Health PGY2 Solid Organ Transplantation specialty residency. All of the residency programs at UC San Diego Health are ASHP-accredited and 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 Solid Organ Transplantation specialty residency program will have the benefit of participating within established clinical services in both an inpatient and outpatient setting as well as developing and establishing new and unique solid organ transplantation programs throughout the health system. This flexible program offers a wide variety of established electives as well as opportunities to implement new or update existing clinical rotations with an emphasis in solid organ transplantation. 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 solid organ transplantation services in both the inpatient and ambulatory care setting.

Program Summary

  • Residency Positions Available Per Year
    1 resident is 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
  • Application Deadline 
    December 31 

Program Contact

Mark Mariski, Jr., PharmD, BCPS
PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Residency Director

Resident Contacts

Program Overview

Program Overview Solid Organ Transplantation

Residency Program Purpose

The purpose of the UCSD Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Practice Residency is to train and educate pharmacists in the delivery of exemplary pharmaceutical care focused in solid organ transplantation in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. Following the completion of the transplant residency program, the resident will be a competent member of the interdisciplinary team caring for transplant patients and assuming responsibility for the medication-related aspects of care. The resident will become skilled in providing education to multiple audiences including transplant patients and caregivers and other members of the healthcare team. In addition, the resident will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in research and guideline/protocol development and will be able to contribute to the rapidly developing field of transplantation. The resident will demonstrate a commitment to professional and personal development, monitoring his/hers own performance and exhibiting leadership skills in all practice areas. Graduates of this specialized program will be highly skilled practitioners in transplantation and will be prepared for career opportunities in the focused field of solid organ transplantation.