The purpose of this PGY2 Internal Medicine Residency is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in the areas of internal medicine. This residency will provide opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy for Veteran patients. Clinical education and advanced training in internal medicine will occur in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Residents will gain clinical skills and knowledge in pharmacotherapy, pharmacokinetics, and the pathophysiology of core Internal Medicine disease states. Residents who successfully complete this residency will possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in pharmacotherapy.
Rotations include six months of rounding on VA Internal Medicine multidisciplinary medical teams providing comprehensive pharmaceutical care. Additional required rotations include ambulatory care, critical care, and medication safety to cover the entire continuum of care. Additional longitudinal experiences that are required are administration/management, research project and elective academic experiences (longitudinal, immersion, and precepting) that will be in conjunction with Butler University. Elective experiences offered and described later in this manual.
Applicants must be participating in, or have completed, an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency program or one in the ASHP accreditation process for consideration.
Citizen of the United States of America
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited college of pharmacy
Active pharmacy licensure in any state
Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Deadline for application = January 15th
Requirements for Application:
Letter of Intent
Current curriculum vitae
Three letters of recommendation using PhORCAS
Official college transcripts
About Indianapolis VA Medical Center
Since 1932, the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, located two miles northwest of the heart of downtown Indianapolis, has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. As Indiana’s tertiary care facility, Indianapolis VA Medical Center receives referrals from VA facilities at Ft. Wayne and Marion, Indiana, and from nearby Danville, Illinois. Indianapolis VAMC provides acute inpatient medical, surgical, psychiatric, neurological, and rehabilitation care, as well as both primary and specialized outpatient services. Some noteworthy specialized services include comprehensive cardiac care, radiation oncology treatment and community based extended care. The facility is aggressively utilizing emerging technology in the tele-home care and tele-disease management arenas. The medical center was selected as the site for the Veterans in Partnership VISN 11 Polytrauma Level 2 Center and is currently providing ongoing support to the returning veterans from Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND). Additionally, the medical center has a 50-bed Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program targ...eting homeless veterans.
The medical center operates four Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC’s) located in Bloomington, Terre Haute, Martinsville, and Edinburgh. The more than 60,000 veteran patients (3,700 women) treated by the Indianapolis VA Medical Center require over 613,000 outpatient visits and over 7,900 inpatient episodes of care yearly.