Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center

Pharmacy Practice Residencies


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 (SFDPH) Behavioral Health Services (BHS) to include a broad exposure to psychopathology across many demographic populations.

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.

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 nine 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.

Residency Requirements

  • Complete orientation
  • Complete 8 required rotations:
    • Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG)
      • Inpatient Psychiatry Block I
      • Inpatient Psychiatry Block II
      • Intermediate Psychiatric Care
    • University of California, San Francisco Medical Center (UCSF)
      • Inpatient Psychiatry
      • Ambulatory Care Psychiatry
    • Behavioral Health Services (BHS)
      • Ambulatory Care Psychiatry
      • Substance Abuse Treatment
      • Pharmacy Administration
  • Complete a required longitudinal rotation at a BHS Anbulatory Care Psychiatry Clinic
  • Complete 2 elective rotations
    • Inpatient Psychiatric Consultative Liaison
    • Inpatient Neurology
    • Psychiatric Emergency Services/Inpatient Forensic Psychiatry
  • BHS Medication Quality Improvement Committee (MQIC) and Medication Use Improvement Committee (MUIC) involvement
  • Complete a teaching certificate with the UCSF School of Pharmacy
  • Complete a psychiatric pharmacy research project
  • Present results of research project:
    • As a poster at the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists Annual Meeting for pharmacists, pharmacy residents, and pharmacy students
    • As a platform presentation to ZDFG, BHS, and UCSF preceptors, physicians, and other clinical staff
    • Staff in a distributive role within the ZSFG inpatient pharmacy
    • Complete a quality assurance project

Residency Qualifications

Qualified residency applicants must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy, participating in or have completed an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 in pharmacy practice or one in the ASHP accreditation process, and be eligible for pharmacist licensure in California. Applicants must also be registered with the ASHP Resident Matching Program.

Stipend and Benefits

  • Stipend: $57,000
  • Benefits: medical, dental, vision
  • Vacation: 10 working days
  • Holidays: 10 official holidays and 4 floating holidays
  • Support for attending two conferences (either ASHP Midyear or CSHP Seminar plus CPNP)


Michelle Geier, PharmD, BCPP
Residency Program Director
1380 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103
1001 Potrero Avenue, 1P2