The James H. Quillen VA Medical Center PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two pharmacy residency training.
Orientation and Training
Acute Care Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
Inpatient Pharmacy Practice
Home-Based Primary Care
Rural Health Primary Care
Geriatric Primary Care
Additional experience in core rotations
Teaching and Learning Certificate
The resident will participate in patient and staff education, provide an ACPE-accredited continuing education lecture, present journal clubs and case discussions, and assist in precepting 4th year pharmacy clerkship students
Candidates should complete a standard application in PhORCAS
Letter of intent
Official college of pharmacy transcript
Three letters of recommendation (preferably from clinical preceptors)
Application deadline: January 3, 2019
Candidates will be notified of interview status no later than February 15th.
NMS Code 188513
Graduate of an ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy
Active pharmacy license (or eligibility for licensure in any US state or territory)
Satisfactory physical examination (including drug test)
Meet requirements for federal employment
About James H. Quillen VA Medical Center - PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Since 1903, James H. Quillen VA Medical Center has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. We consider it our privilege to serve your health care needs in any way we can. Services are available to more than 170,000 veterans living in a 41-county area of Tennessee, Virginia, and Kentucky.
Honor and serve America's Veterans by providing exceptional healthcare that is patient centered and preferred by Veterans.
We will be the healthcare system of choice where patients choose to receive care and employees are proud to work.
To accomplish this:
•We promise to provide exceptional quality and safety
•We promise to provide appropriate and timely access
•We promise to exceed Veterans' expectations
•We promise to work collaboratively to deliver innovative solutions
•We promise to provide quality education to future healthcare providers
•We promise to research the answers for tomorrow
•We promise to provide excellent healthcare value for Veterans
Because I CARE, I will
...Act with high moral principle. Adhere to the highest professional standards. Maintain the trust and confidence of all with... whom I engage.
...Work diligently to serve Veterans and other beneficiaries. Be driven by an earnest belief in VA’s mission. Fulfill my individual responsibilities and organizational responsibilities.
...Be truly Veteran-centric by identifying, fully considering, and appropriately advancing the interests of Veterans and other beneficiaries.
...Treat all those I serve and with whom I work with dignity and respect. Show respect to earn it.
...Strive for the highest quality and continuous improvement. Be thoughtful and decisive in leadership, accountable for my actions, willing to admit mistakes, and rigorous in correcting them.
•Integrated Healthcare Delivery