VA Palo Alto Health Care System is located in the foothills of the Coast Range Mountains. The Palo Alto Division is comprised of ambulatory care clinics, as well as medicine, surgery, acute psychiatry, spinal cord injury/polytrauma, geriatric care, hospice, and blind rehabilitation inpatient beds.
The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is a one-year postgraduate program that provides training and experience in Pharmacy Practice and Education. Patient care responsibilities are foremost; residents also receive instruction and experience in management, managed care, and quality improvement process. Residents are provided with ample opportunities to teach in clinical clerkship and didactic settings. A residency project is required and a focus on economics, outcomes analysis, or health-care policy is encouraged.
Required Learning Experiences:
Formulary Management/Medication Safety
Elective Learning Experiences:
Ambulatory Care II
Hepatitis C Clinic
Our eligibility requirements are:
Prior to match:
Applicants must be a US Citizen.
After the match:
Return signed Resident Appointment Letter by the stated deadline.
Successfully pass a pre-employment physical exam.
Pharmacist licensure in at least one state secured within 4 months of starting residency.
Candidates wishing to apply are required to submit the following via PhORCAS:
A “letter of intent” stating why you are pursuing a residency position in our program (max. 1 page).
A current curriculum vitae.
A VA Form 10-2850D “Application for Health Professions Trainees” AND US Government form OF-306 “Declaration for Federal Employment”. These forms are available at http://www.va.gov/oaa/app-forms.asp .
A current official School of Pharmacy transcript.
3 letters of recommendation. One of the reference writers must be a clinical rotation preceptor. All 3 reference writers should use the standard PhORCAS template to submit their recommendation.
Applications must be completed in PhORCAS no later than December 31, 2018.
About VA Palo Alto Health Care System
VA Palo Alto Health Care System is a 750-bed hospital and satellite outpatient clinic complex located in the greater San Francisco Bay Area of California. This major tertiary referral center consists of three medical center divisions and seven satellite outpatient clinics. The Palo Alto Division, located in the foothills of the Coast Range Mountains, is comprised of ambulatory care clinics, as well as medicine, surgery, acute psychiatry, spinal cord injury/polytrauma, geriatric care, hospice, and blind rehabilitation inpatient beds. The health care system is affiliated with Stanford School of Medicine, and the Pharmacy Service is affiliated with University of the Pacific (UOP), University of Southern California (USC) and Touro University.