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PGY1 Pharmacy Greater Southern Alameda Area (Fremont, Hayward, Union City, San Leandro), California

The Kaiser Permanente Greater Southern Alameda Area residency program is a one-year postgraduate training program that allows the resident to gain clinical experience and confidence in providing comprehensive pharmaceutical care in any practice setting. The resident will participate in core rotations as well as elective rotations based on the resident’s interest and will be involved in P&T Committee activities throughout the residency. The resident will conduct a formal research project with guidance from preceptors and present at the Western States Regional Residency Conference. Residents also play an important role in precepting pharmacy students from the University of California San Francisco, Touro, and the University of the Pacific.

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Pharmacy Services

At the GSAA we believe in providing exceptional service, not just to our members, but to our fellow Kaiser Permanente colleagues as well. We are fortunate that the belief in pharmacy services is continually supported by physician groups and hospital administrators. Pharmacy plays a critical interdisciplinary role ranging from direct patient care in the hospital and ambulatory care settings to drug information and pharmacy administration. We are offering you an opportunity to be exposed to all aspects of pharmaceutical care at the GSAA. As the role of pharmacy continues to evolve, the GSAA provides new opportunities to “thrive”. A pharmacy practice residency at the GSAA is a wonderful opportunity to be a part of our team that strives for new roles and perfects our existing clinical foundation.

Union City At A Glance

San Leandro At A Glance

Area Information

The Greater Southern Alameda Area (GSAA), located 20 miles Southeast of San Francisco and 20 miles Northeast of Silicon Valley, is comprised of 4 major medical centers in the cities of Fremont, Hayward, Union City and San Leandro. Kaiser Permanente has been an established, premier health care service for this East Bay community since the 1960’s. The GSAA has an integrated, multidisciplinary team which provides care to one of the most diverse membership groups in California.

The GSAA provides health care services for all major health care related disease states and services to its over 366,000 members. This service is provided by over 500 physicians and 5,000 employees operating under this integrated health plan. Our pharmacists have a unique opportunity to be involved in many aspects of health care delivery, from assisting clinicians in medication choices to providing direct patient care. The GSAA is continually striving to meet the changing needs of our members and is always exploring new and innovative health care delivery services. Thus, the role of pharmacy will continue to evolve and you can be a part of it!

At the GSAA, we believe that the team of health care practitioners and staff truly are the foundation of our strategy and are critical to our success. We invite you to be a part of this effort to achieve our goals in quality, service, and efficiency in enhancing our reputation as a leader in health care.

Learning Experiences

Core Experience

  • Orientation (3 weeks)
  • Acute Care (6 weeks)
  • Inpatient Operations (5 weeks)
  • Infectious Disease (4 weeks)
  • Ambulatory Care Clinics
    o Adult Family Medicine + Medication Therapy Management (AFM/MTM) (6 weeks)
    o Preventing Heart Attack & Strokes Everyday (PHASE) (4 weeks)
    o Oncology (5 weeks)
  • Drug Use Management (4 weeks)

Elective Experience

  • Adult Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine Recovery Services (AMRS) (6 weeks)
  • Advanced Infectious Disease (6 weeks)
  • Advanced AFM (4 weeks)
  • Advanced PHASE (4 weeks)
  • Chronic Pain (4 weeks)
  • Critical Care (4 weeks)
  • Hospice (4 weeks)
  • Regional Medication-Use Safety (4 weeks)
  • Regional Continuum (4 weeks)  

Longitudinal Experience

  • Longitudinal: Administration
  • Longitudinal: Teaching
  • Longitudinal: Project
  • Service: Inpatient
  • Service: Drug Use Management

Requirements for Acceptance

  • Graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited (or ACPE candidate status) school of pharmacy.
  • Must be licensed as an Intern Pharmacist in the state of California by the first day of residency program.
  • Residents who have not obtained a California Pharmacist license by October 1st are subject to suspension until license is obtained. If license is not obtained by December 15th, employment will be subject to termination.
  • State Board of Pharmacy Web Link:
  • Candidates must be registered in the National Matching Services, Inc. (NMS)
  • Candidates must participate in the ASHP Matching Program

Application Requirements

  • Statement of Interest/Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official Pharmacy School transcripts, sent directly from the applicant’s college or school of pharmacy
  • Three letters of references/recommendations utilizing the form in PhORCAS
  • Phase 2 Application Deadline: March 19, 2024

Interview Details

**This residency agrees that no person at this residency will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant**

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Apply using the ASHP standard application process on the ASHP PhORCAS website.

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Current Pay Rate

$25.80 per hour

Contact Information

Bach-Nga Shenoy , Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacy Director
Residency Program Director

30116 Eigenbrodt Way
Union City, California 94587
United States
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(510) 675-6871

Erin Sugiyama Geiman, Pharm.D.
Drug Education Coordinator
Residency Program Coordinator

2500 Merced St
San Leandro, California 94577
United States
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(510) 454-2359

Rachel Lee, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Pharmacy Resident

2500 Merced St
San Leandro, California 94577
United States
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(510) 454-6775

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