Last updated: 09/17/2021
Our program provides a unique opportunity to expose residents to patients served by the Department of Public Health as well as a patients at a University Medical Center. In both of these settings, the residents will have the opportunity to work with eight board certified psychiatric clinical pharmacists in acute care as well as ambulatory care. This broad exposure provides residents the training needed to work in a broad range of psychiatric pharmacy care settings.
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG) is offering a one-year PGY2 residency in Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice. This is a collaborative program offered jointly by ZSFG, the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Department of Clinical Pharmacy and the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SF DPH) Behavioral Health Services (BHS) to include a broad exposure to psychopathology across many demographic populations.
ZSFG is the safety net hospital and only Level 1 Trauma Center for the vibrant City and County of San Francisco serving 100,000 patients each year. One of the finest public hospitals in the country, ZSFG serves a very diverse patient population and is known for its quality trauma, psychiatric, and HIV care. Our physicians are UCSF faculty and residents, and we are a training site for pharmacy residents and student pharmacists from UCSF and Touro University. In this dynamic setting, the Department of Pharmacy Services provides quality patient-centered care with compassion and respect.
The UCSF rotations are primarily based out of the Langely Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics (LPPH&C). LPPH&C consists of an adult inpatient unit with 22 licensed beds, an adult Partial Hospitalization Program, and adult and child outpatient services accounting for more than 20,000 visits per year. LPPH&C serves all ethnic and socio-economic groups who reside in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area, as well as those referred from areas throughout the western United States.
BHS is a division of the San Francisco Department of Public Health that provides ambulatory care psychiatric and substance abuse services for Medicaid and uninsured clients in San Francisco. BHS serves 31,000 individuals in 23 mental health clinics throughout San Francisco. BHS provides specialty mental health services for multiple age groups including child, youth and adolescents, transitional age youth, adults, and older adults. In addition, they provide a variety of levels of services including outpatient, intensive case management and ACT programs.