Ashley Trask, Pharm.D.
Medication Safety Officer, UC Davis Health
Department of Pharmacy
UC Davis Health
National Match Code: 304417
ASHP Directory listing: 92106
The purpose of this postgraduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy residency program is to build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives. Residents who successfully complete this PGY1 residency program will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education, and be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e., BCPS), and pursue advanced education and training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies.
The purpose of this PGY2 pharmacy residency program is to build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency training to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives for advanced practice areas. Residents who successfully complete this PGY2 residency program are prepared for advanced patient care or other specialized positions, and board certification in the advanced practice area, if available.
The PGY1/PGY2 Medication-Use Safety and Policy Residency is a 24-month program that develops strong clinical pharmacy and operations skills during the PGY1 year and builds upon that foundation during the PGY2 year. During the PGY1 year, residents will complete all requirements of the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program (Acute Care Focus) while being introduced to the medication-use safety and policy practice area through rotations, error review, committee assignments, administrative responsibilities, and projects.
During the PGY2 year, the resident will assist in driving many of the medication-use safety and policy initiatives across the University of California, Davis Health system. The resident will develop advanced skills in formulary management, medication safety, regulatory compliance, and medication-use policy within an academic health system. The residency is designed to prepare the resident to practice in a variety of health care settings and provides comprehensive training and leadership opportunities in medication utilization, formulary management, medication safety, medication-use policy, analytics, informatics, pharmacy operations and drug shortages, medical writing, research, and scholarly publication. Additional opportunities exist in the PGY2 year to participate in the Vizient Quality, Safety and Compliance Committee, the UC Health Medication Safety Officer Collaborative, and to receive training in psychological first aid in order to support fellow staff and residents experiencing stressful or traumatic patient related events as part of the pharmacy peer responder team.
See PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program (Acute Care Focused) for options. The Chief Resident learning experience will be fulfilled by the resident serving as the Quality & Safety Chair/Nursing Pharmacy Medication Safety Committee Coordinator (52 weeks).
See PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program (Acute Care Focused) for options. Resident will work with program leadership to select from elective rotations.
Resident will work with program leadership to select elective rotations (approximately 6 weeks of rotation time).
UC Davis Health is a major academic health center located in Sacramento, California. Pharmacy services recruits, hires, and trains caregivers to provide progressive pharmacy services as collaborative team members to support optimal patient outcomes. The Department of Pharmacy values wellness and resilience and has developed layered resources to support learners and staff. Opportunities exist for residents to participate in the Wellness Program, and to serve as Wellness Ambassadors or Peer Responders. Peer Responders provide psychological first aid and support to fellow staff and residents experiencing stressful or traumatic patient-related events. Residents are also paired with a mentor and frequent check-ins are encouraged.
Resident Personnel Policies:
The following policies can be located in the Pharmacy Resident Personnel Manual
The following are requirements for graduation from the PGY2 Medication Use Safety and Policy Pharmacy Residency Program at UC Davis Health. PGY1 requirements for graduation can be found: PGY-1 Acute Care Residency