The Postgraduate Year One (PGY-1) residency at VA Loma Linda Healthcare System is a one year ASHP accredited program. Our program offers the resident opportunities to develop the knowledge, attitude, and skills necessary to become an advanced pharmaceutical care practitioner. Each resident’s interests and goals are taken into consideration when designing their individualized plan. Residents will strengthen their knowledge and pharmaceutical care skills in a variety of interdisciplinary settings.
Upon completion of PGY-1 pharmacy residency, residents will be able to:
Formulate optimal drug therapy plans as members of a health care team
Utilize verbal and written communication skills to educate patients and other health care providers
Practice in diverse patient care settings
Serve as preceptors
The VA Loma Linda Healthcare System also offers a PGY-2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency. The PGY-2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency at VA Loma Linda Healthcare System is designed to provide a comprehensive educational and practical experience in behavioral health pharmacy practice. Pharmacists completing the program will be competent to serve as an authoritative resource on the optimal use of medications used to treat individuals with psychiatric and neuropsychiatric disorders with emphasis in the geriatric population. Pharmacists will be able to optimize outcomes of diverse populations of inpatients and outpatients with a variety of psychiatric and neuropsychiatric disorders and a range of complex problems by providing evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy as an integral part of the interdisciplinary team. Residents will establish collaborative professional relationships with healthcare team members along with prioritizing delivery of care to individuals with psychiatric and neuropsychiatric disorders. Residents will demonstrate leadership and practice management skills, demonstrate excellence in the provision of training and educational activities for health care professionals, health care professionals in training, and the public, and evaluate and improve the medication-use process in mental health patient care areas.
Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy
Licensure to practice in any U.S. state
Citizen of the United States
Register with the National Matching Services (NMS)
Completion of an accredited PGY-1 pharmacy residency (PGY2 applicants)
Applicants must submit a separate application in PhORCAS to each focus in which they wish to apply
Application Materials Required
-Three letters of recommendations
-Letter of Intent
About VA Loma Linda Healthcare System
The VA Loma Linda Healthcare System is one of the top 10 employers in the Inland Empire; with over 2700 employees that serve over 7200 Veterans who entrust their health care needs to the VA for a wide variety of services through inpatient and outpatient care. In partnership with Loma Linda University Medical Center and Loma Linda University Healthcare, we provide primary care and mental health at our outpatient clinics located in Blythe, Corona, Palm Desert, Murrieta, Rancho Cucamonga and Victorville.
The Jerry. L. Pettis Memorial VA Medical Center is part of the VA Loma Linda Healthcare System, it is located in Loma Linda, California. The major bed services are Medicine, Surgery, Behavioral Medicine and Neurology. the facility has 159 hospital beds and a 108-bed Community Living Center.