Sarah Cummins Contact:





Staff II Pharmacist, UCD Health, Emergency Medicine



Bachelor of Arts, Indiana University, 2015

Bachelor of Science, Indiana University, 2015

Doctor of Pharmacy, Purdue University, 2019


Post-Graduate Training:

PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 2019-2020

PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency, UC Davis Medical Center, 2020-2021


Research Interests:

Identifying and eliminating racial disparities in emergency care

Diversity, equity, and inclusion in pharmacy practice education and training

Buprenorphine induction for substance use disorder in the Emergency Department

Substance use disorder

Trauma resuscitation and shock hemodynamics


Practice Philosophy:

Working in the fast-paced, high acuity Emergency Department is incredibly rewarding professionally. My passion is to deliver evidence-based, equitable, timely therapeutic interventions to every patient, regardless of circumstance. My teaching style is a mixture of hands-on direct patient care with in-depth topic discussions rooted in primary literature. I strive to train future clinicians who are socially aware, independent thinkers who feel empowered to challenge the status quo. It is my goal to create a safe and supportive learning environment for learners from any and every background. I facilitate direct, open, and honest conversations about stigma, bias, racism, and disparities in my topic discussions and direct patient care activities with learners, when appropriate. It is my philosophy that the best patient care encompasses the entire person, including social, economic, and public health. The Emergency Department serves as a connection between the hospital and the surrounding community, making it a perfect place to care for each person in their entirety.


Rotations Precepted:

Emergency Medicine (IPPE, APPE, PGY1, PGY2)



Dr. Sarah Cummins is an Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist at the University of California Davis Medical Center. Dr. Cummins obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Purdue University after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry and Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from Indiana University. Dr. Cummins stayed on to join the pharmacy department team directly after completion of her PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy residency. During her PGY2 residency, she was awarded the Best Overall Presentation over her research on seizure cessation in status epilepticus with ketamine versus etomidate for intubation sedation. Dr. Cummins currently serves on the Pharmacy Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Emergency Medicine (DIEM) Research Subcommittee, and Trauma Multidisciplinary subcommittee. Dr. Cummins enjoys utilizing social media for professional use and can be found networking on Twitter (@SC_PharmD).