PGY1 PHARMACY RESIDENCY: FLEXIBLE, WELL-ROUNDED PROGRAM with options for emphasis in AMBULATORY CARE and/or LONG TERM CARE/GERIATRICS, yet still having some acute care experience. Learn by doing. Build on your current skills and gain new skills. Receive personal attention from experienced pharmacists. Define and meet YOUR GOALS in a VA medical center. Have access to national resources while living in a pleasant setting near one of the country’s beautiful Great Lakes. Participate in a project that will make a difference. Please contact for advanced MCM interview scheduling.
A letter of application—must answer the following questions:
Why you want to do a residency at the Erie VA?
What are your areas of clinical interest?
What are your 5 year career goals?
Describe how your APPE and work experience qualify you for this program.
Include a specific example of how you have impacted patient care
Transcripts for all post-high school education
Three references submitted in PhORCAS (no letters required)
About Erie Veterans Affairs Medical Center
The Pharmacy PGY1 Residency is designed to provide residents with experiences that will enhance their knowledge and skills so they can provide excellent pharmacotherapy for patients. The nature of the patient population in the VA setting allows for continuity of care across the continuum. Pharmacists practice in the ambulatory, acute care, and long-term care settings. Opportunities for patient contact are available throughout the rotations. The PGY1 Residency is a 12 month full time commitment.
Residents will have experience in ambulatory, geriatric and long term care patients, participate as a member of the health care team, and provide education to patients and health professionals. In addition, residents will learn to perform self-monitoring and demonstrate leadership through contributing to performance improvement. Residents will be encouraged to develop an approach to the profession that can lead to life-long learning and career satisfaction.