The Postgraduate Year 2 (PGY2) Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program at VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) in Dallas, Texas is designed to produce well rounded clinical practitioners in Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy. The resident is exposed to a wide range of patient care settings intended to provide a solid knowledge base of infectious disease states and optimum use of anti-infective therapies. The primary goal of the program is to foster the development of an independent, knowledgeable, and versatile practitioner through experiences in teaching, research, and professional activities. Required rotations include: Orientation, Infectious Diseases Consult Service with microbiology lab experience, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Intensive Care Unit, Research, Teaching/Academia with an academic appointment with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy, HCV clinic and ID clinic. Resident will be able to tailor their learning experience though a number of elective rotations at affiliated sites with diverse patient populations.
Duration/Type: 12 mo./residency
Number of Positions: 1
Application Deadline: 1/1/2019
Starting Date: 7/8/2019
Estimated Stipend: $47,000
Interview Required: Yes
NMS Code: 650055
Fringe Benefits: Health insurance, 10 paid federal holidays, 13 paid vacation days, 13 paid sick days, up to 10 paid professional leave days for meetings and VA job interviews.
Special Requirements for Acceptance: U.S citizen, Pharm.D. degree from an ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy, hold an active pharmacist license from a US state or territory and eligibility for Texas pharmacy licensure, and completed or in the process of completing an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 residency program.
All application materials must be submitted via the Pharmacy Residency Centralized Application System (PhORCAS) by January 1st, of the prospective year: Letter of intent, Curriculum vitae, three (3) letters of recommendation, and official transcripts from all pharmacy education.
VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) is the second largest VA in the country. With headquarters at Dallas VA Medical Center, other facilities include Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center in Bonham, Fort Worth VA Outpatient Clinic, Tyler VA Primary Care Clinic, Plano VA Primary Care Clinic, one annex clinic, and five community-based outpatient clinic locations in Decatur, Denton, Granbury, Greenville and Sherman. Dallas VA Medical Center offers primary care and multiple specialty services. In addition to a large inpatient setting including the ICUs, there is also a Spinal Cord Injury Center and a Community Living Center with a dedicated hospice unit. Pharmacy services include multiple clinical specialists with scope of practice in the outpatient and inpatient settings.
The pharmacy residency program is affiliated with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy (TTUHSC) with residents receiving an appointment as Assistant Clinical Instructors and may pursue a teaching certificate.
Dallas VAMC serves as a major training site for a multitude of healthcare disciplines and is one of the main teaching hospitals for medical students, residents and fellows from the University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center of Dallas.
About VA North Texas Health Care System
The pharmacy residency program is affiliated with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Pharmacy with residents receiving an appointment as Assistant Clinical Instructors. The residency training programs at TTUHSC School of Pharmacy are designed to produce practitioners who exhibit excellence in the provision of patient care. All residents within the TTUHSC system gain experience in patient care, practice management, education, research, and scholarship.
Visit our website to learn more at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/pharmacy/residencies/