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PGY1 Pharmacy San Rafael Area, California

The purpose of the Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Area PGY1 residency program is to build upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives. Residents who successfully complete PGY1 residency programs will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education, and be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e., BCPS), and pursue advanced education and training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies.


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.

San Rafael At A Glance


Learning Experiences

Core Experience

  • Acute Care & Critical Care Medicine (6 weeks)
  • Inpatient Pharmacy Practice (4 weeks)
  • Outpatient Pharmacy Practice (4 weeks)
  • Medication Use Quality Improvement Project (2 weeks)
  • Cardiovascular Chronic Conditions Management (PHASE) (6 weeks)

Elective Experience

  • Asthma & Erythropoietin Management (4 weeks)
  • Chronic Pain (4 weeks)
  • Drug Use Management (4 weeks)
  • Geriatric Medicine (4 weeks)
  • Heart Failure (4 weeks)
  • HIV PrEP and Latent TB (4 weeks)
  • Hypertension Management (4 weeks)
  • Oncology and Infusion (6 weeks)
  • Osteoporosis/Fracture Prevention (4 weeks)
  • Psychiatry (4 weeks)
  • Transitional Care Pharmacy (6 weeks)

Longitudinal Experience

  • Emerging Therapeutics Strategy Program MUE (36 weeks)
  • Practice Management and Leadership (52 weeks)
  • Residency Project (52 weeks)

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: 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: 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, 2024
  • Additional Information: Applications must be submitted via PhORCAS

Interview Details

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Current Pay Rate

$25.80 per hour

Contact Information

Bryan Sandlund, PharmD 
Clinical Pharmacy Director, Pharmacy Services
Residency Program Director

Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center
100 Smith Ranch Road, 2nd Floor #2039
San Rafael, California 94903
United States
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Bryan.K.Sandlund@kp.org
(415) 492-6354

An Tran, PharmD 
PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident
Pharmacy Resident

Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center
100 Smith Ranch Road, 2nd Floor West
San Rafael, California 94903
United States
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An.B.Tran@kp.org
(415) 492-6369

Emily Tran, 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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Emily.L.Tran@kp.org
(415) 492-6383

Jenny Chen, PharmD 
PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident
Pharmacy Resident

Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center
100 Smith Ranch Road, 2nd Floor West
San Rafael, CA 94903
Unites States
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Jenny.Diep@kp.org
(415) 492-6384

Stephanie Hanton, PharmD, APh 
PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Coordinator
Drug Education Coordinator

Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center
100 Smith Ranch Road, 2nd Floor West
San Rafael, CA 94903
Unites States
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Stephanie.L.Hanton@kp.org
(415) 492-6376

 

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