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PGY-1 Ambulatory Care Residency


Teresa Kwong, Pharm.D., BCPS

Resident Class 2015-2016:

Cindy Banh, Pharm.D., PhD.
Simarjit Batth, Pharm.D.
Jarred Prudencio, Pharm.D.
Chintan Shah, Pharm.D.

Program Purpose:
The purpose of the Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) residency program is to provide the opportunity to accelerate the individual’s growth beyond entry-level professional competence in patient-centered care and in pharmacy operational services and to further the development of leadership skills that can be applied in any practice setting. 

The Pharmacy Practice program will also lay the groundwork for:
• Obtaining a position as a clinical practitioner in an ambulatory care clinic or hybrid model at a large healthcare institution
• Becoming a preceptor for pharmacy students and residents
• Becoming an adjunct or clinical faculty for a school of pharmacy
• Entering into a PGY-2 training program

Program Structure

The residency year consists of several 4 week blocks. Rotation selections are based largely on input from the residents.  The residency is highly customized and tailored to the individual interests of the residents. As interests change throughout the year, the rotation schedule may be adapted to accommodate interests. Rotation preceptors work with the residents to personalize experiences to align with their objectives. Periodic meetings with the program director help residents work towards achieving their goals.The following are a list of rotation opportunities.

Outpatient Pharmacist-Run Clinics:
• Anticoagulation*
• Medication Therapy Management* (longitudinal)
• Hypertension
• Refill
• Transplant
• Oncology (Clinic or Infusion)
• Hepatitis C

Additional responsibilities:
• Student-run free clinic (Tepati)
• Anticoagulation Clinic
• On-Call pager
• Chief resident

• Cardiology
• Clot
• General Medicine
• Transitions of Care*
• Pain
• Transplant
• ID

• Management*
• Medication Safety*
• International Rotation
• Outpatient Pharmacy* (2 weeks)


UC Davis residents distinguish themselves by working on innovative projects. Residents are encouraged to become involved in expanding and strengthening clinical pharmacy services. Many formal and informal mentors are available to assist and collaborate with residents on various projects throughout the year.

• Western States
• Medication use evaluation
• Monographs
• Grants
• Rotation specific projects 

Teaching Opportunities

The residency program offers a vast variety of teaching opportunities.  Being that UCDMC is a teaching hospital, there are many ways for residents to get involved in teaching.  UCDMC is a clinical site for pharmacy students from the University of California at San Francisco and the University of the Pacific and residents may co-precept APPE students on their rotations. In addition, UCDMC offers the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Program (STLP), where residents learn about different aspects of teaching, and are provided with additional opportunities to gain teaching experience.

Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Program (Teaching Certificate)
• Precepting
• Small group learning
• Interprofessional education
• Didactic lecturing
• Public outreach

For all questions and inquiries, please contact the Residency Program Director or any of the current residents (contact information above).