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Pharmacy Residency

Welcome to the Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System’s (SCVH&HS) Pharmacy Residency website.

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program welcomed its first two residents in 2004, and received full accreditation by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) organization in 2005.

Additionally, SCVH&HS will begin accepting residents for its PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Residency program that is scheduled to begin in July 2015. The program is currently in pre-candidate status with ASHP, and will pursue full accreditation once we accept our first resident.

Founded in 1876, Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System (SCVH&HS) is a nationally recognized public health care facility that provides a full range of acute care, intensive care, rehabilitation, and outpatient services.  Each year the hospital cares for thousands of hospitalized patients and handles over 500,000 outpatient and emergency visits. The hospital is dedicated to providing high-quality basic care as well as specialized services.    Each year more than 150 burn victims from the surrounding five-county area receive intensive care and rehabilitation at the hospital’s Regional Burn Center. 

Medical education is a cornerstone of SCVH&HS’s mission.  Affiliated with the Stanford University School of Medicine since 1970, the hospital trains resident medical students with some of the region’s more challenging cases.  SCVH&HS enjoys similar affiliations with the San Jose State University School of Nursing, University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy, and other professional training and research centers around the San Francisco Bay Area. Consequently, SCVH&HS is an excellent environment for clinical pharmacy practice residency training. In addition, the hospital provides a variety of challenging training opportunities through the provision of a full range of services to a socioeconomically and culturally diverse patient population. The Department of Pharmacy is an integral component in providing progressive pharmaceutical care throughout the medical facility.  Pharmacy staff preceptors have extensive teaching experience, publish in peer-reviewed journals, and hold offices in professional organizations.

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