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PGY1 Pharmacy San Rafael Area, California

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Kaiser Permanente, San Rafael Medical Center 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 Rafael Area PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions. Our Residency Program Graduates are eligible for board certification and for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training. Pharmacy residents play an integral role in supporting the progressive advancement of the future of pharmacy both in and outside of our organization and service area. Our program is designed to develop our residents’ leadership skills and to provide residents with training and experiences needed to develop their competence in pharmacy operational and clinical services, for the delivery of high quality patient-centered care. An individualized plan is developed for each resident on the basis of past experiences and areas of interest, and with the intent to provide each resident with a strong foundation in key areas of pharmaceutical care.

The Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is an ASHP accredited

Pharmacy Services

The Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Pharmacy Services department is comprised of talented pharmacists and supportive personnel in the inpatient, outpatient, and ambulatory care practice settings. In addition to the inpatient pharmacy in our hospital, we have five outpatient pharmacies, and a new, state-of-the-art, outpatient oncology infusion center pharmacy. By using enterprise-wide outpatient pharmacy computers and electronic medical record systems, we are able to provide world-class, integrated patient care for our members.

Each pharmacy service line maintains a strong, collaborative relationship with our group-practice physicians. The inpatient pharmacy department provides clinical services in acute and critical care medicine as well as an award-winning antimicrobial stewardship program. Ambulatory pharmacists provide clinical services that include cardiovascular risk reduction, medication therapy management, drug use management, chronic pain and harm reduction, fracture prevention, infectious diseases (Latent TB and PrEP), oncology, geriatric pharmacy, asthma and anemia care, psychiatry, heart failure, and transitions of care pharmacy services. Our outpatient pharmacy services provide over 1.2 million prescriptions for our members each year. In addition, our pharmacists take an active role in a variety of interdisciplinary leadership committees at the medical center, including the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, Medication Safety Committee, and the Medical Center Drug Utilization Group.

At Kaiser Permanente San Rafael, pharmacy practice residents play an important role on our integrated health care team by providing pharmaceutical care for our members across the continuum of care. The success of our program stems from our constant drive for performance excellence.

About Kaiser Permanente San Rafael

Learning Experiences

Core Experience

  • Inpatient Pharmacy Practice
  • Outpatient Pharmacy Practice
  • Critical Care / Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Transitional Care Pharmacy Service

Elective Experience

  • Oncology Infusion Center
  • Cardiovascular Chronic Conditions Management (PHASE)
  • Heart Failure
  • Psychiatric Services
  • HIV PrEP and latent TB
  • Drug Utilization Management
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Asthma Care
  • Osteoporosis, Fracture Risk Reduction
  • Anemia Management
  • Regional Continuum
  • Regional KP National Specialty Pharmacy KPNSP
  • Anticoagulation
  • Geriatric Medicine

Longitudinal Experience

  • Residency Research Project
  • Leadership and Management
  • Preceptor training and teaching opportunities
  • Community Benefit and Service
  • Medication Adherence

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.
  • Program NMS Code: 130713 and ASHP Program Code: 92006

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 (3) letters of reference/recommendation utilizing the form in PhORCAS
  • Application Deadline: January 2, 2023
  • Additional Information: Applications must be submitted via PhORCAS

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Current Pay Rate

$25.29 per hour

Contact Information

Andrew deLaunay, PharmD, APh
Clinical Pharmacy Director, Pharmacy Services
Residency Program Director

Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center
100 Smith Ranch Road, 2nd Floor #2039A
San Rafael, California 94903
United States
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(415) 492-6518

Stephanie Hanton, PharmD, APh
Drug Education Coordinator
Residency Program Coordinator

Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center
100 Smith Ranch Road, 2nd Floor West
San Rafael, California 94903
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(415) 492-6376

Catherine Le, PharmD
PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident
Pharmacy Resident

Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center
100 Smith Ranch Road, 2nd Floor West
San Rafael, CA 94903
United States
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(415) 492-6383

Emily Tam, PharmD
PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident
Pharmacy Resident

Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center
100 Smith Ranch Road, 2nd Floor West
San Rafael, CA 94903
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(415) 492-6369

Kristen Liang, PharmD
PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident

Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center
100 Smith Ranch Road, 2nd Floor West
San Rafael, CA 94903
United States
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(415) 492-6384

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