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PGY2 Medication - Use Safety & Policy - National Oakland Regional Offices, California

Our specialty residency program offers extensive training and experience with a National perspective in the Drug Intelligence & Strategy and Pharmacy Quality and Medication Safety departments. The PGY2 residency program offers a variety of opportunities that allow the resident to develop skills in evidence-based medicine, drug information, formulary management, medication safety, and drug-use policy development. Activities will include experience with Regional and Interregional Formulary Management, California Regional and Interregional P&T Committees support, National Pharmacy Quality and Medication Safety support, Regional and National approaches in Drug Use Management initiatives, Policy Development, National Emerging Therapeutics Strategy Program, and Outcomes Research. Residents will also gain experience responding to inquiries from health care professionals, creating clinical content and medication safety alerts for the electronic medical record, and develop guidance materials used for providing patient care. Teaching activities include precepting pharmacy students and PGY1 residents and presenting formal lectures at local Schools of Pharmacy.

Learning Experiences

Core Experience

  • Core Inquiry Skills
  • Formulary Management
  • P&T Committee
  • Medication Safety
  • Drug Use Management
  • Emerging Therapeutics Strategy Program
  • Pharmacy Outcomes Research
  • Publications
  • Residency Project
  • Student and Resident Precepting
  • Teaching Experiences

Requirements for Acceptance

  • Graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited (or ACPE candidate status) school of pharmacy.
  • Completion of (or will complete prior to start) an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program or one in the ASHP-accreditation candidate status.
  • If not already licensed as a Pharmacist in the state of California (CA), must be licensed as an Intern Pharmacist in the state of CA by start of program
  • Must be licensed as a Pharmacist in the state of CA by October 1st
  • PGY2 Residents who have not obtained a California Pharmacist license by October 1st are subject to suspension until license is obtained. 
  • Candidates must be registered in the National Matching Services, Inc. (NMS)
  • Candidates must participate in the ASHP Matching Program
  • Program NMS Code: 505790 for NCAL
  • ASHP Program Code: 92182 

Application Requirements

Application Deadline in PhORCAS: January 13th, 2023 – NMS Code 505777 (SCAL); 505790 (NCAL)
For general questions, please email

  • Statement of Interest/Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Pharmacy School transcripts
  • 3 letters of references/recommendations
  • A sample of your writing (e.g., preferably a newsletter article or a presentation.  A journal club handout is acceptable).

Interview Details

  • An onsite interview is usually required; however, during the COVID-19 pandemic a virtual interview may be necessary
  • Click here to link to the Virtual Information Sessions:
    • November 1st – 11a.m. – 12p.m. PST
    • November 16th – 2p.m. – 3p.m. PST
    • December 13th – 11a.m. – 12p.m. PST
  • Open House: TBD
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Apply using the ASHP standard application process on the ASHP PhORCAS website.

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Current Pay Rate

$33.65 per hour

Contact Information

Anne Tran-Pugh, PharmD, FCSHP
Residency Program Director/Coordinator, Southern California

Kaiser Permanente Drug Intelligence and Strategy
12254 Bellflower Blvd
Downey, California 90242
United States
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(562) 658-3567

Susan Lee, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Coordinator, Northern California

Kaiser Permanente Drug Intelligence and Strategy
1800 Harrison St. Suite #130
Oakland, California 94612
United States
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(510) 625-5222

Stephanie Ho, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
Residency Program Coordinator, Southern California

Kaiser Permanente Drug Intelligence & Strategy 
1800 Harrison St. Ste. 130
Oakland, California 94612
United States
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(510) 625-3760

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