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PGY2 Oncology San Diego, California

This ASHP Accredited PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency program at Kaiser Permanente, San Diego is designed to advance the resident’s leadership qualities and the clinical knowledge needed for a complete pharmaceutical care to patients with cancer in the inpatient or ambulatory care setting. Pharmacists completing the residency program will be proficient in drug therapy management and medication education as members of an integrated health care team and be prepared to apply for a clinical pharmacy specialist position in a variety of oncology care practice settings. The Oncology Pharmacist Resident will be involved with drug therapy management as a member of the care team and exercise skills in educating others regarding hematology/oncology medication management.

Pharmacy Services

Kaiser Permanente San Diego service area serves over 600,000 members in Southern California. There are two Kaiser Permanente hospitals, San Diego Medical Center and Zion Medical Center, 23 medical offices, 19 outpatient pharmacies, 18 ambulatory care pharmacy services, and 1 home infusion pharmacy – this area provides a wide range of medical services and specialty clinics.

Here at San Diego, we invite you to join our innovative education training program and provide a personalized, high quality evidence-based medication therapy management to our members and colleagues with compassion, collaboration and a continual focus on member safety. This PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency Program at Kaiser Permanente San Diego follows standards set by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and strives to provide comprehensive training for oncology pharmacy practice in an Integrated Healthcare System.

Adult oncology pharmacy services are provided at the San Marcos Medical Office Building and Zion Medical Center. Pediatric oncology care is provided through the San Diego Medical Center inpatient pediatric pharmacy unit.

About Kaiser Permanente San Diego

Learning Experiences

Core Experience

  • Oncology Drug Information
  • Adult Medical Oncology     
  • Ambulatory Care – Hospital Clinic
    • Ambulatory Care – Infusion Center
    • Inpatient Medical Oncology
    • Bone Marrow Transplant
    • Oral Cancer Treatment Management
  • Investigational Drugs / Oncology Research
  • Pharmacy Administration

Elective Experience

  • Advanced Independent Practice (Staffing)
  • Core Rotation Extension

Longitudinal Experience

  • Residency Project
  • Education
  • Medication Safety
  • Professional Development

Requirements for Acceptance

  • Graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited (or ACPE candidate status) school of pharmacy.
  • Completion of an Accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program.
  • If not already licensed as a Pharmacist in the state of CA, must be licensed as an Intern Pharmacist in the state of CA by July 1st
  • Must be licensed as a Pharmacist in the state of California by August 1st
  • Candidates must be registered in the National Matching Services, Inc. (NMS)
  • Candidates must participate in the ASHP Matching Program 
  • Program NMS Code: 685060 and ASHP Program Code: 92074

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
  • 3 letters of references/recommendations utilizing the form in PhORCAS
  • Application Deadline: January 1, 2023

Interview Details

  • On-Site Interview Required
  • On-Site Interview Dates: February 2023
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Apply Through ASHP

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

Anthony Pham, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Supervisor
Residency Program Director

Kaiser Permanente – Pharmacy Operations,
10990 San Diego Mission Road
San Diego, California 92108
United States
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(619) 961-6295

Merta Cushing, PharmD, BCOP
Oncology Pharmacist
Residency Program Coordinator

Oncology Pharmacy
4647 Zion Ave
San Diego, California 92120
United States
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(619) 528-3228

Andrew Sam, PharmD, MBA, BCOP
Oncology Pharmacist
Residency Program Coordinator

Oncology Pharmacy
4647 Zion Ave
San Diego, California 92120
United States
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(619) 528-3228

Vivian Nguyen, PharmD
PY2 Oncology Pharmacy Resident
Pharmacy Resident

Oncology Pharmacy
4647 Zion Ave
San Diego, California 92120
United States
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(619) 528-3228


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