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PGY-2 Residency in Critical Care Pharmacy Practice
Stanford Health Care is world-renowned for advanced patient care, particularly for the treatment of rare, complex disorders in areas such as Cardiology, Oncology, Neurosciences, Surgery, and Organ Transplants. Stanford Health Care has a close relationship with both the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucille Packard Children's Hospital, an adjacent pediatric teaching hospital providing general acute and tertiary care. The hospital is located on the Stanford University campus in Stanford, California; it is about 20 miles north of San Jose and about 40 miles south of San Francisco.
PGY-2 Critical Care Program Director: PGY-2 Critical Care Program Director: Cherwyn F. Nguyen, Pharm.D., BCCCP
Stanford Health Care
Department of Pharmacy
300 Pasteur Drive, Room H0301
Stanford, CA 94305-5616
Clinical pharmacists at Stanford Health Care cover all acute patient care areas, including Bone Marrow Transplant, Cardiology, Critical Care, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, and Solid Organ Transplant. In addition, ambulatory care clinical pharmacists are responsible for Oral Anticoagulation, Transplant Diabetes, and Oncology clinics.
The Critical Care Residency at Stanford Health Care is a second-year specialty training program that offers extensive critical care experience at a leading edge, university medical center. With 611 licensed beds, nearly 40,000 emergency room visits annually, and more than 20,000 inpatient admissions each year, we offer a challenging, diverse caseload in multiple ICU settings. The Critical Care Resident will focus on two medical/surgical units having a combined total of 58 beds and have the chance to explore other areas of interest through our on- and off-site electives. One applicant is accepted per year.
The Critical Care Residency is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and follows the ASHP Residency Learning System (RLS). The learning objectives are consistent with the standards developed by ASHP. The residency experiences will be divided as follows:
Orientation/Training - 2 weeks
Medical ICU - 8 weeks
Surgical ICU/Trauma Surgery - 8 weeks
Cardiothoracic Surgery - 4 weeks
Neurocritical Care - 4 weeks
Emergency Medicine - 4 weeks
Clinical Research/Administrative - 4 weeks
Elective Rotations - 16 Weeks
Solid Organ Transplant
Bone Marrow Transplant
The purpose of the residency program is to train highly qualified practitioners in developing the skills necessary to become successful and comprehensive pharmacotherapy experts in the management of critically ill patients.
Specialized Residency Requirements
Complete and present a research project at the Western States Conference
Participate in teaching activities with general pharmacy practice residents and students
Prepare and present critical care related drug monograph(s) for the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee
Develop a clinical service or research project designed to improve pharmaceutical care services for critical patients
Staff one weekend per month in the ICU satellite as well as one major holiday per year
Participate in Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) meetings twice a month
Respond to all code blue and rapid responses
Cherwyn Nguyen , Pharm.D., BCCCP (Critical Care) graduated from University of California, San Francisco and completed her pharmacy practice residency and a critical care residency at Stanford Health Care. She is currently a clinical pharmacist specializing in critical care medicine.
Vitaliy Nikitenko, Pharm.D., BCCCP (Critical Care) received his undergraduate degree from University of California, San Diego and earned his doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Maryland. He completed his PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency and PGY-2 critical care specialty residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He currently works as a clinical pharmacist in critical care medicine.
April Fong, Pharm.D.(Critical Care) received her undergraduate degree from UCLA and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Washington in 2003. She completed her pharmacy practice residency and critical care residency at Stanford Health Care. She currently works as a critical care pharmacist.
Janice Hsieh, Pharm.D. (Critical Care) graduated from University of Southern California. She completed her general pharmacy practice residency at Kaiser Vallejo. She worked at Kaiser Redwood City for 2 years and joined Stanford's Department of Pharmacy as a critical care pharmacist in 2004.
Jamie Kuo, Pharm.D., BCCCP (Critical Care) received her undergraduate degree from University of California, Berkeley and earned her pharmacist degree from the University of California, San Francisco. She completed her PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency and PGY-2 critical care specialty residency at Stanford Health Care. She currently works as a clinical pharmacist in critical care medicine.
Kelly Matsuda, Pharm.D., BCPS (AQ Cardiology) received his pharmacy degree from the University of the Pacific. He practiced for 2 years in Oncology and General Medicine and is currently a cardiology pharmacist.
Lina Meng, Pharm.D., BCCCP, BCPS(Infectious Disease) graduated from University of California, San Diego in 2009. She completed her pharmacy practice residency at the University of California, San Francisco in 2010 and a critical care residency at Stanford Health Care in 2011. She currently works as a critical care pharmacist covering medical-surgical ICU and cardiology.
Carolyn Nguyen, Pharm.D.(Emergency Medicine) graduated from University of the Pacific. She practiced for 2 years in Oncology/Hematology and BMT and currently works as a clinical pharmacist in the Emergency Department.
Mike Schoshinski, Pharm.D. (Critical Care) received his undergraduate degree from Marquette University and his pharmacy degree from the University of California, San Francisco in 2001. He completed his pharmacy practice residency at Stanford Health Care and currently works as a critical care pharmacist.
Craig Sterling, Pharm.D. (Critical Care) received his undergraduate degree from Humboldt State University in Chemistry and his pharmacy degree from the University of Southern California. He completed his pharmacy practice residency at Ohio State University and currently works as a critical care pharmacist.
Postgraduate Year Two (PGY-2) Pharmacy Stanford Resident: 2015 – 2016
Calvin Diep, Pharm.D.
Calvin received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Biology from the University of California, Davis and his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from University of California, San Francisco. He completed his PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at Oregon Health and Science University. His professional interests include critical care, cardiology, and infectious diseases. In his free time, Calvin enjoys cooking, hiking, snowboarding and spending time with friends/family.
Compensation & Benefits
The resident will receive a competitive annual stipend of approximately $83,000 with full benefits, including an excellent healthcare benefits package and 10 days of paid time off (PTO). In addition, the resident will receive educational leave and a stipend to attend and participate in various pharmacy or critical care conferences such as the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in December, the SCCM Critical Care Congress in February, and the Western States Residency meeting in May.
Participation in our Specialized Residency in Critical Care Pharmacy Practice requires a Pharm.D. degree from an ACPE-accredited College or School of Pharmacy, completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 residency program, and CA licensure/eligibility. All applicants must be enrolled in the ASHP Residency Match Program. Applicant Agreements for participation in the Match can be downloaded from the Matching Program Web site at www.natmatch.com/ashprmp. The National Matching Services (NMS) Code for the Stanford Critical Care Residency is 512652.
Interested applicants must complete ALL of the following:
Under "Search by Req #", enter "42917" and click "Start Job Search".
Follow the instructions on the website.
Under the resume section, please attach your Curriculum Vitae.
When finished, click submit.
For consideration, the online application and all supporting documentations must be received by Sunday, December 31, 2017.
After all application materials are reviewed, the candidate will be contacted for a half-day on-site interview. The candidate is required to give a 15-minute Powerpoint presentation on any pharmacy-related topic (critical care topic preferred).
Interviews will be conducted in February 2018.
The application deadline is Sunday, December 31, 2017.
NO applications will be accepted beyond this date.