Contact Information:
UC Davis Health, Department of Pharmacy Services
2315 Stockton Blvd, Room 1310
Sacramento, CA 95817

Julianna Burton
Julianna Burton, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, MBA

Assistant Chief, Department of Pharmacy

Program Purpose, Year Two

PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available. 

Program Overview

Our program starts with a data analytics focus to identify population health initiatives through the use of utilization management techniques, and through the use of a data warehouse.  The next third of the program will be spent learning how to translate these initiatives into action, through the use of marketing and detailing and through relationship building with physicians and pharmacists.  The last third of the program will be spent in the clinics, directly implementing the initiatives with the patients themselves, alongside a clinical pharmacist.  We believe this tiered approach will allow the resident to experience all aspects of the medication utilization process.

Our Practice Model

Besides the people in our program, we have a great practice model for training in and delivering patient care. We utilize the latest technology and our facilities have all been updated to meet our professional guidelines. It is a great place to be trained and to learn.

Our goal in training you is to provide you with a translatable skill set so that no matter where your professional career takes you, you will be set-up for success.

UCDH and Pharmacy Services

UC Davis Medical Center is a nationally recognized academic medical center offering primary care for all ages, specialty care in over 150 fields, and the latest treatment options and expertise for the most complex health conditions.  Some highlights include:

More information about UC Davis Health can be found on our Webpage:

More about the Department can be found on our Webpage:

  • Rated Sacramento’s top hospital
  • Nationally ranked in multiple specialties
  • Home of the nationally ranked Children’s Hospital
  • Receiving top honors for nursing excellence
  • HIMSS level 7 recognition for advanced technology that improves care
  • Region’s only Level I trauma center for both adults and pediatrics
  • Regional burn center
  • NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center

Program Structure

The PGY2 in Population Health and Data Analytics is a full-time, one-year commitment, beginning July 1st and ending 12 months later on June 30th.  Clearance to start work by UC Davis Health Employee Health and a Human Resources orientation meeting must be completed prior to July 1st.

Residency Learning Experiences

Required Experiences

Learning Experience


Primary Preceptor(s)


2 days

Julianna Burton

Utilization Management- Data Analytics

Extended 12 weeks

Robert Mowers

Utilizing Data to Implement Change

Extended 12 weeks

Julianna Burton

Implementation of Pop Health and Care Gap Closure

Extended 12 weeks

Sarah Bajorek

Report Writing

Block 4 weeks

Ryan Peck


4 week and Longitudinal

Longitudinal (1 year)

Longitudinal (1 year)

Longitudinal (1 year)

Longitudinal (1 year)

Longitudinal (1 year)

Julianna Burton

Elective Experiences

The resident may elect to focus up to 4 weeks of the PGY2 year in one of the following areas:

  • Specialty Pharmacy
  • Transitions of Care
  • IT Data Analytics

Additionally, any of the required rotations can be repeated as an elective depending on the goals of the resident.

UCDH Pop Health and Data Analytics Pharmacy Resident's Role in Teaching:
UC Davis Health offers many opportunities for both clinical and didactic teaching. The resident will assume the primary preceptor role for UCSF pharmacy students for at least one rotation, will have frequent interactions with students and be encouraged to do more if deemed appropriate by preceptors.  The Pop Health and Data Analytics resident will be required to prepare an ACPE accredited pharmacy grand rounds presentation, a UC Davis Health competency on an appropriate topic and a lecture at Touro University.  In addition, other educational opportunities may arise which the resident may participate in based on their availability. 

Residency Research Projects:
All UC Davis Health PGY1 and PGY2 residents are required to complete a research project, MUE/QI project and submit a manuscript for publication during their residency.  In preparation for conducting their research project, the resident will complete UC Davis Health IRB-required training and certification. The resident will prepare a project proposal, which will be reviewed and approved by the Pharmacy Research Oversite Committee (PROC). Before starting the research project, the resident will also submit a proposal to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and obtain IRB approval. Upon completion of the project, the resident will be required to summarize their research project in a manuscript as well as a poster presentation (as noted above). The resident will present their research at the UC Research Collaborative in late May, early June and/or another appropriate conference (ASHP midyear, ACCP, etc.).  The resident will have access to a statistician to assist with design and interpretation of data.  With regards to the MUE/QI project, this will be completed in coordination with our administrative team. 

Committee Assignments:
The Pop Health PGY2 resident will participate in various committee activities, as assigned by the Program Director. Assignments will be determined based on current department initiatives. The purpose of the residents' committee involvement is to ensure the resident gains exposure to the leadership pharmacist's role in activities related to data analytics, emerging therapies, and implementing initiatives. 

Professional Development:
The Pop Health PGY2 resident is encouraged to maintain an active role in pharmacy and other professional organizations. The resident will also participate in the University of California Pharmacy Collaboratives, when able.  The resident will be allowed 4 days of professional leave time per year to facilitate participation in professional development activities. Travel expenses have been configured into the resident salary (approximately $2500), and additional stipends for travel will not be awarded.

Pharmacy Department Service:
The Pop Health PGY2 resident is expected to provide ~400 hours of pharmacy department service each year. This expectation will be met primarily by providing pharmacist coverage to the ambulatory care services area.  As needed for specific initiatives, the resident will also be asked to assist the IT department in processing conversions, updating EPIC alerts and providing research support in building out Population Health notifications in EPIC.

In addition, the resident will be responsible for participating in the evening service based clinical and operation coverage assignment. Services provided can include transitions of care, ambulatory care operations (anticoag on call, afterhours support for the Shared Service Center or Central Pharmacy services.)

Required Competencies:
Residents function as licensed pharmacists in patient care activities.  As such, minimum knowledge in a variety of areas must be assured.  Within one month of starting the Residency, the resident must complete competencies required of all clinical pharmacists. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification as well as Advanced Life Support (ACLS) are required.

Resident Portfolio:
Pop Health PGY2 residents will be required to maintain a file on the institutional shared drive (“S drive”) under AC/Pharmacy/Resident throughout the residency year. This file will serve as the comprehensive resident portfolio, documenting completion of all residency and rotation requirements. This includes, but is not limited to, the following: all presentations given during residency (lectures, In-services, Competencies), all documents prepared, Duty Hours, Vacation Hours Worksheet; copy of pharmacy school diploma and PGY 1 Residency Certificate. Many of these items will also be stored in PharmAcademic.

Sick Leave:
Residents accrue 6 working days of extended sick leave each year.  Illnesses of two or less days will be deducted from the resident’s PTO bank. Use of extended sick leave days begins on the 3rd consecutive day of illness and is subject to approval by the RPD consistent with Medical House Staff Policies and Procedures. More information is available in the Pharmacy Resident Personnel Manual.

Vacation, Holidays and Professional Leave:
Residents will have available 21 days of Personal Time Off (PTO) for each year. This encompasses vacation time, illnesses of two days or less, and holidays. Professional leave (4 days) and extended sick leave (up to 6 days) are in addition to these 21 days of PTO. Use of leave must be arranged in advance with the RPD. More information is available in the Pharmacy Resident Personnel Manual.

Resident Personnel Policies:
The following policies can be located in the Pharmacy Resident Personnel Manual located at

  • Resident Qualifications
  • Early Commitment Policy
  • Pre-employment drug testing
  • Health insurance and Benefits
  • Licensure requirement for 2/3 of the residency year
  • Moonlighting
  • Duty hours
  • Tracking of duty hours
  • Professional, family, and extended leave policies
  • Dismissal policy and consequences of failure to progress

Salary - $59,500 for the PGY2, which includes a $2500 dollar stipend each year which is to be utilized by the resident for conference attendance.

Requirements for successful completion of the residency

  1. Pharmacy Licensure in California per pharmacy department residency policy
  2. Successful completion of all required rotations and completion of additional elective rotations totaling 12 months plus
  3. Full participation and leadership in service responsibilities and other longitudinal activities
  4. Participation in the PGY2 Pharmacy Residency annual evaluation process (self-evaluation, rotation evaluation, preceptor evaluation and preceptor's resident evaluation)
  5. Satisfactory completion of assigned teaching requirements (student/PGY 1 project oversight, Grand Rounds, Departmental Competency)
  6. Completion of research project and manuscript submitted for publication (MUE/QI project)
  7. BLS and ACLS certification if not current
  8. Presentation of research project findings with associated poster at UC Research Collaborative
  9. Copy of portfolio reflective of activities (e.g., presentations and associated evaluations)
  10. Achieve 80% of all assigned objectives and 100% of all patient care objectives (R1) in PGY2