PGY2 Continuum of Care Residency Program

The PGY2 residency program in continuum of care is designed to transition PGY1 residency graduates from general practice to a specialized practice dedicated to the needs of patients transitioning from hospital to outpatient care (and vice versa).  The initial training site is located at Sharp Memorial Hospital and may also involve Sharp HealthCare System facilities located throughout San Diego County.

The program is a collaborative effort between Sharp HealthCare and Touro University California to expand pharmaceutical care and existing teaching programs to pharmacy students completing their clinical clerkships in San Diego, California.  The resident is expected to assume the role of a clinical pharmacist with focus on reducing readmissions in an integrated health care system.  This will be achieved by working with multidisciplinary teams to ensure the coordination and continuity of health care as patient’s transition between locations or to different levels of care within the same health system.  In addition, the resident will have opportunities to practice and refine teaching skills, research, and practice management skills through precepting of pharmacy students, conducting clinical research projects, and assisting in the integration and utilization of clinical pharmacists to improve patient care.  For those interested in further developing their teaching skills, participation in a teaching certificate program is available through the San Diego Pharmacy Residency Leadership Teaching Program. 

About Sharp HealthCare

Sharp HealthCare is a not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system based in San Diego, California that includes four acute-care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, two affiliated medical groups and a health plan, plus a full spectrum of other facilities and services. Sharp’s commitment to the community includes providing much needed services to the underinsured and uninsured.  Sharp was named a recipient of the 2007 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and was the first health care system to be named a gold-level award recipient by the California Council for Excellence (CCE) for the California Awards for Performance Excellence (CAPE) program, the state-level affiliate of the Baldrige Award, in 2006.

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Clinical opportunities will be tailored to meet the residents’ needs and career goals, in addition to achieving the goal of reduced hospital readmissions.  Potential areas of involvement include, but are not limited to:

Additional longitudinal experiences include: Western States research project, clinical outcomes research, development and implementation of clinical services and precepting/teaching opportunities.


The applicant must have a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from an ACPE accredited pharmacy school, completion of a PGY1 pharmacy residency program, and pharmacist licensure to practice in California prior to residency start date.


Deadline for applications is January 9th, 2015. Please submit a letter of intent, pharmacy school transcript, curriculum vitae and 3 letters of recommendation to:

Albert Rizos, PharmD
PGY2 Residency Director
Pharmacy Administration
c/o Clinical Effectiveness Division
Sharp Healthcare
8695 Spectrum Center Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92123

For any questions, please contact:
Albert Rizos, PharmD
Chad Bradford, PharmD
Tristan Lindfelt, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP


Last Updated: 7/15/14