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PGY1 Pharmacy San Mateo, California

The Kaiser Permanente San Mateo Area PGY1 Residency Program will provide residents with a supportive environment for professional growth and development in practice settings. The focus will be on skills related to clinical practice, pharmacy operations, and leadership in the profession. In addition, residents will have opportunities to refine their presentation skills, teach and precept students, and practice project management effectiveness. Our residents can also take advantage of the program’s prime location near major cities filled with fun activities to decompress during their free time.

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy education to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligibility for board certification, and eligibility for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training. The Kaiser Permanente San Mateo residency aspires for its residents to become confident and well-rounded pharmacists with a strong commitment to the pharmacy profession, and an ability to choose from a multitude of innovative settings in which to practice.


Pharmacy Services

Kaiser Permanente San Mateo Area consists of two medical centers in both South San Francisco and Redwood City, and medical offices in Daly City, San Bruno, and San Mateo. We provide a wide range of medical services in internal medicine, gastroenterology, hematology-oncology, cardiology, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, and bariatric surgery. Our new Redwood City medical center is a center of excellence for neurosurgery, while our South San Francisco medical center is a center of excellence for bariatric surgery.

The Department of Pharmacy seeks to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve by assuring the safe and effective use of medications. We provide exceptional patient care services, supported by optimized medication use systems and highly skilled pharmacy team members.

Outpatient pharmacy services are supported by a centralized automated drug refilling and patient call center, allowing our pharmacists to focus on clinical checking and patient counseling.

Inpatient pharmacy services use the latest technology in physician order entry, automated drug distribution, and IV admixture preparation. Clinical services include multidisciplinary rounding, drug/renal monitoring, pharmacy protocols (warfarin, aminoglycosides, vancomycin, parenteral nutrition, and heparin), antimicrobial stewardship, neuroscience, transitions of care bedside counseling, and quality improvement activities.

Our ambulatory care clinical pharmacists practice in a variety of clinic settings including anticoagulation, cardiovascular risk and diabetes, medication therapy management, oncology, HIV/PrEP, psychiatry, kidney stone prevention, and many more. The pharmacists work under collaborative practice agreements and have prescribing privileges to initiate and adjust medication therapy, while partnering closely with physicians and nurse practitioners to manage their own patient panels.

Furthermore, Kaiser Permanente San Mateo Area uniquely offers an innovative, URAC-accredited, national specialty pharmacy that dispenses high cost drugs requiring special handling, restricted distribution, and adherence to FDA REMS requirements.

About Kaiser Permanente San Mateo – Redwood City

About Kaiser Permanente San Mateo – South San Francisco


Learning Experiences

Core Experience

          • Drug Utilization Management
          • Medication Therapy Management
          • Outpatient Anticoagulation
          • Outpatient Pharmacy Practice
          • General Medicine / Transitional Care
          • Inpatient Pharmacy Practice

            Inpatient Rotations (Choose 2)
           • Antibiotic Stewardship
           • Critical Care (ICU)
           • Neuroscience Specialty

Elective Experience

  • Adult Family Medicine / Hypertension
  • Antiretroviral Medication Management (HIV/PrEP)
  • Asthma
  • Cardiovascular Risk & Diabetes (PHASE)
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Heart Failure
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hospice
  • Kidney Stone Prevention
  • National Specialty Pharmacy
  • Oncology Pharmacy Practice
  • Psychiatry
  • Regional Pharmacy Continuum

Longitudinal Experience

  • Drug Information
  • Leadership and Administration
  • Research Development
  • Patient Education Classes
  • Student Precepting
  • Teaching Credentials (optional)

Requirements for Acceptance

  • Graduate of an Accreditation Council of 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 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: http://www.pharmacy.ca.gov/
  • Candidates must be registered in the National Matching Services, Inc. (NMS).
  • Candidates must participate in the ASHP Matching Program.
  • Program NMS Code: 131213 and ASHP Program Code: 92005

Application Requirements

  • 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
  • For Statement of Interest/Letter of Intent – Please be sure to describe ALL of the following succinctly:
    – Reasons for your intent to pursue post-graduate residency training
    – Short term and long term goals as a pharmacist, especially areas of practice interest
    – How your experiences, skills sets, personal attributes and interests make you an exceptionally qualified applicant
    – Attributes that make Kaiser Permanente – San Mateo Area a good fit for you
  • Application Deadline: December 31, 2022

Interview Details

  • On-Site Interview Required (Subject to change pending Public Health guidance)
  • Virtual Info Sessions: TBD
  • CSHP Seminar: November 12, 2022 – Attendance is contingent on community guidance and other safety considerations related to COVID-19
  • Open House: TBD – please RSVP by November 30, 2022
  • Please RSVP by November 30, 2022 by clicking on this link
  • For more information or to receive email updates, please contact Elaine Chow or Joey Ip.
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Apply using the ASHP standard application process on the ASHP PhORCAS website.

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Current Pay Rate

$25.29 per hour

Contact Information

Jasmine Reber, PharmD, MPH, BCPS
Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor
Residency Program Director

Redwood City Medical Center
1100 Veterans Blvd
Redwood City, California 94063
United States
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Jasmine.Reber@kp.org
(650) 299-2268

Ginny Stacey, PharmD, BCPS
Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Supervisor
Residency Program Coordinator

Redwood City Medical Center
1100 Veterans Blvd
Redwood City, California 94063
United States
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Ginny.N.Stacey@kp.org
(650) 299-4175

Julie Lim, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Director
Residency Program Coordinator

South San Francisco Medical Center
1200 El Camino Real
South San Francisco, California 94080
United States
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Julie.Lim@kp.org
(650) 301-5702

Elaine Chow, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Elaine.X1.Chow@kp.org
(650) 299-3818

Joey Ip, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Joey.G.Ip@kp.org
(650) 299-3818

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