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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.
There are three residency programs at SCVH&HS:
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: fully accredited by ASHP since 2005.
  • PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency: the program welcomed its first resident in July 2015. It is currently in candidate status with ASHP; after completing our ASHP survey in June 2016, we expect to receive full accreditation in early 2017.
  • PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency: the program will begin accepting its first resident in July 2017. It is currently in pre-candidate status with ASHP and will pursue full accreditation upon arrival of the first resident.
Founded in 1876, SCVH&HS is a nationally recognized public health care facility that provides a full range of acute care, intensive care, rehabilitation, and ambulatory services. The hospital is dedicated to providing high quality basic care as well as specialized services. Each year, the hospital cares for thousands of hospitalized patients, including over 150 burn victims, and handles over 500,000 outpatient and emergency visits.
Medical education is a cornerstone of SCVH&HS’s mission. SCVH&HS enjoys affiliations with the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy, Touro University College of Pharmacy, Western University College of Pharmacy, and other professional schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. The hospital has been affiliated with the Stanford University School of Medicine since 1970, training medical residents with some of the region’s more challenging cases. 
Consequently, SCVH&HS is an excellent environment for clinical pharmacy practice residency training. 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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