PGY2 Specialized Residency: Informatics and Technology


The goal of the residency is to train pharmacy leaders in informatics and technology to meet the major health information technology challenges on the immediate horizon. The breadth of the program will prepare the resident for a position in a variety of health information technology and informatics leadership positions within today’s healthcare environment.


The second-year specialty residency in in Pharmacy Informatics and Technology at UCSF instills pharmacists with the capacity to identify where technology and automation systems can work to improve the medication use system. The resident will be a course co-coordinator for a one-unit elective in pharmacy informatics.

Required learning experiences

  • Pharmacy Automation
  • Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE)
  • Electronic Medication Administration Records (EMAR)
  • Pharmacy Information Systems
  • Clinical Documentation
  • Technological Advances
  • Electronic Medical Record (EMR)

Elective learning experiences

  • IV Robotics
  • Change Management
  • Software Development

How to apply

Applications for the 2018-2019 year will be accepted beginning fall 2017 using a UCSF online application system: The deadline for applications and letters of recommendations is Sunday, December 31st, 2017. Interested applicants should have a PharmD or an MS/BS with clinical experience, be eligible for California pharmacist licensure, completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency or equivalent experience, and submit the standardized application materials through the UCSF online application system.

Appointment period

July 9, 2018 to July 8, 2019

Number of positions



Approximately $55,000 per year (paid monthly)


  • Vacation: 10 days paid vacation leave
  • Professional Leave: 10 days paid professional leave
  • Travel Stipend: Amount is determined each year for professional leave and may not cover all travel expenses.
  • Insurance: Medical/Dental/Vision Plan and Professional Liability Insurance

Program director

Rita Jew, PharmD, MBA
Director of Pharmacy, UCSF Medical Center, Mission Bay
University of California, San Francisco
1500 Owens Street, Room 460, Box 3012
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: 415-514-6588
Email: [email protected]