University of California, San Diego Health, La Jolla, CA

Last updated: 08/25/2021

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Kelly C. Lee, Pharm.D., MAS, BCPP, FCCP
8 years as an RPD
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0657
La Jolla, CA 92093-0657
Primary Practice: Outpatient Psychiatry Services at UCSD
1 positions reported
Phone: 858-822-3462
Fax: 858-822-5624

Maximum Number of Positions

  • PGY1: 0
  • PGY2 Psychiatry: 1
  • PGY2 Neurology: 0

Program Details

  • Primary Practice Site: University teaching hospital
  • PGY2 Required Practice Settings: 60% Inpatient / 40% Outpatient
  • ASHP Accreditation Status: Yes (code: 92058)
  • NMS Participant: Yes (code: 669066)
  • Program Inception: 2013
  • Application Deadline: 12/31/21
  • Starting Date: August 2
  • Estimated Stipend: $56,500
  • Financial Support for CPNP Annual Meeting: Partial Support
  • Fringe Benefits: The resident receives medical, dental, vision insurance, vacation, sick and professional leave, lab coats and travel stipends.
  • Interviews Required: Yes
  • Offers pre-commitment: Yes, Depending on available qualified candidates

Special Requirements for Application

  • PharmD
  • Completion of PGY1 Residency OR equivalent experience
  • Eligible for state licensure
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letters of recommendation (3)

PGY2 Rotations offered

  • Adult inpatient psychiatry
  • Adult outpatient psychiatry
  • Child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Consultation liaison psychiatry
  • Forensic psychiatry
  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • Neurology
  • Pain management
  • Specialty clinic
  • Other: Academia

PGY2 Features

  • PGY2 Staffing Component: Yes, Required
  • PGY2 Teaching Component: Yes, Required
  • PGY2 Teaching Certificate Program: Yes, Optional
  • PGY2 Other Features: The University of California, San Diego Health System(UCSDHS) Department of Pharmacy and the UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SSPPS) offer a one-year psychiatric pharmacy residency that balances direct patient care, research, and teaching opportunities. Core rotations include adult, geriatric, child/adolescent psychiatry, chemical/substance dependence, correctional psychiatry and consult liaison psychiatry. A teaching certificate is offered to those who do not already have a certificate. Didactic and experiential teaching opportunities are provided within UCSDHS and SSPPS. Scientific writing is strongly emphasized and the preparation/submission of a manuscript will be expected.
  • PGY2 Preceptors: 2 BCPPs, 6 Other Pharmacists, 1 Non-Pharmacists

Program Philosophy

Our residency program is designed to train pharmacists to be board-certified psychiatric specialists who can manage patients with mental illness in a variety of practice settings. This residency program focuses on training residents to serve diverse required and elective experiences, teach students, healthcare professionals and patients and disseminate new information to advance the profession of psychiatric pharmacy. We strongly encourage professional growth, networking and advocacy.

Site Special Features

UC San Diego Health System is recognized in the list of America's Best Hospitals. UCSD Department of Pharmacy offers progressive clinical pharmacy services with over 200 employees, 15 pharmacy practice residents, and 10 specialty pharmacy residents. The pharmacy department works closely with the UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS) in providing didactic and clinical teaching.
Depending on the interests and qualifications of current PGY1 residents, we may offer early-commitment. Applications are due in mid-October and interviews will occur in November.