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PGY1 Pharmacy San Francisco, California

The PGY1 Residency Program at Kaiser San Francisco follows guidelines set by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and provides thorough training in a variety of specialties.

The purpose of the Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco PGY1 pharmacy residency program is to prepare pharmacist clinicians for inpatient, ambulatory care and outpatient positions.

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

The Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Pharmacy Department aims to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve by providing high quality, evidence-based, and affordable pharmaceutical care. Our pharmacy services are comprised of 5 outpatient pharmacies, 1 inpatient pharmacy, 1 infusion center pharmacy, and staffed by over 220 exceptional pharmacy employees. We provide pharmacy services in acute care, outpatient, and ambulatory care settings. Our inpatient and outpatient pharmaceutical care services are provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our ambulatory care pharmacists practice in a variety of clinics which include adult and family medicine, anticoagulation/direct oral anticoagulants, asthma, chronic pain/opioid management, addiction medicine and recovery services, heart failure, HIV care and prevention, hospice, oncology/infusion center, Preventing Heart Attacks and Stroke Everyday (PHASE), psychiatry, pulmonary arterial hypertension, transitions program and specialty pharmacy. Our ambulatory care pharmacists work under collaborative practice agreements in these various clinics to manage their own patients by initiating, adjusting, and discontinuing medication therapy as clinically appropriate. The outpatient pharmacists work at the height of their licensure by ensuring the safe dispensing and appropriate use of medications and counseling patients. Our inpatient pharmacy clinical services include ICU, cardiology ICU, pediatrics, NICU, home infusion and internal medicine. The inpatient pharmacists’ clinical activities include but are not limited to multidisciplinary rounding, medication monitoring, renal monitoring, antimicrobial stewardship, and pharmacy managed protocols.

San Francisco At A Glance

Learning Experiences

Core Experience

  • Inpatient Practical (6 weeks)
  • Internal Medicine (6 weeks)
  • Outpatient Practical (6 weeks)

Elective Experience

Ambulatory Care Electives

  • Addiction Medicine Services
  • Adult Family Medicine/OB GYN
  • Anticoagulation
  • Chronic Pain/ Opioid Management
  • Heart Failure
  • HIV Care and Prevention
  • Home Infusion Pharmacy (offsite)
  • Hospice
  • Hypertension
  • National Specialty Pharmacy
  • Oncology
  • PHASE/ Cardiovascular Risk Reduction
  • Psychiatry
  • Transitions Program

Acute Care Electives

  • Acute Critical Care
  • Cardiovascular ICU
  • Geriatrics ED
  • Home Infusion (regional)
  • Pediatrics/Neonatal ICU

Longitudinal Experience

  • Community Service Events
  • Drug Use Management
  • Hospital Administration
  • Practice Management and Leadership Exercises
  • Pharmacy Student Preceptorship
  • Residency Research and Projects
  • Teaching Certificate (optional)

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 the 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:
  • Certifications: Current BLS certification
  • Candidates must be registered in the National Matching Services, Inc. (NMS)
  • Candidates must participate in the ASHP Matching Program
  • Program NMS Code: 127613 and ASHP Program Code: 92175
  • Application Deadline: January 3, 2024

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 to PhORCAS
  • Three letters of references/recommendations utilizing the form in PhORCAS.
  • Example of applicant’s work

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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Current Pay Rate

$25.80 per hour

Contact Information

Bonnie Fabian, PharmD, BCPS, BCSCP
Clinical Pharmacy Director
Residency Program Director

2238 Geary Blvd, Rm 5C061
San Francisco, California 94115
United States
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(415) 833-4247

Cindy Wong, PharmD
Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Supervisor
Residency Program Coordinator

2238 Geary Blvd, Rm 5C063
San Francisco, California 94115
United States
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(415) 833-0203

Helen Wang, PharmD
Drug Education Coordinator
Residency Program Coordinator

2238 Geary Blvd, Rm 5C063
San Francisco, California 94115
United States
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(415) 833-4751

Anna Xu, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Pharmacy Resident

4131 Geary Blvd, Rm B10
San Francisco, California 94118
(415) 833-6708

Joana Leung, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Pharmacy Resident

4131 Geary Blvd, Rm B10
San Francisco, California 94118
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(415) 833-0870

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