The PGY2 Geriatric Pharmacy Residency is a 12-month program that will provide robust clinical training in a variety of settings. The resident will take advantage of the training and educational opportunities available through the University of Colorado School of Medicine Geriatric Fellowship and the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) training programs. Most rotations will be completed at the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System (VA ECHCS), but elective experiences at other clinical sites are also available (i.e. University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), State Veterans Home, Innovage).
The new Rocky Mountain Regional (RMR) VA Medical Center provides a full-range of state-of-the-art patient care services. RMR is a 182-bed hospital with a 30-bed spinal-cord injury treatment center. Healthcare services are also provided at geographically dispersed locations throughout eastern Colorado including community based outpatient clinics, primary care telehealth, PTSD rehabilitation, and homeless veteran's domiciliary. RMR employs over 3,000 personnel in 150 occupations.
2019-2020 Application Information
Must be a United States citizen and have graduated from an American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) accredited college or school of pharmacy. Applicants must also be enrolled in or have completed PGY1 training. Applicant must be a licensed pharmacist. Interviews will be scheduled on evaluation of the application.
The following must be submitted through PhORCAS by January 3, 2019:
Official pharmacy transcript
Letter of Intent
About VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
The Rocky Mountain Regional (RMR) VA Medical Center is complexity level 1a and provides a full range of state-of- the-art patient care services. The new RMR VAMC is one of the largest and newest VA hospitals in the US. The RMR VAMC is a 182-bed hospital that has a 30-bed spinal care injury treatment center. The Denver area offers year-round recreational activities, diverse cultural attractions, and excellent schools. Health Care Services are provided at 15 different geographically dispersed locations incorporating nine Community Based Outpatient Clinics, two Primary Care Telehealth Outpatient Clinics, one Community Living Center, Homeless Veteran's Domiciliary, a Community Referral and Resource Center, a Polytrauma and Blind Rehabilitation Center and VA presence on two DOD bases; Fort Carson and U.S. Air Force Academy covering a geographical area of over 40,000 square miles. RMR employs... over 3,000 personnel in 150 occupations. As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless.
Our pharmacy residency program has been accredited since 1983. Pharmacists completing this residency will be competent, confident and compassionate providers of pharmaceutical care, as individuals and as members of the health care team. They will be prepared to accept positions as PGY2 residents, staff pharmacists in acute or ambulatory care, or entry level clinical specialists in acute or ambulatory care.