This residency program offers a comprehensive year of education and experience within a challenging and progressive learning environment. Emphasis is placed on providing clinical, leadership, practice management, and teaching experience. Residents serve the veteran population in ambulatory, acute, and long-term care settings. They participate in formulary and medication-use management, medication safety, performance improvement, precepting of students, and teaching of patients and health professionals. The program is flexible with experiences, mentorship, and preceptorship tailored to the resident.
Required core rotations include: Inpatient/Outpatient Pharmacy, Acute Care Internal Medicine I and II, Ambulatory Care I and II (in pharmacist-run clinics), and Practice Management. Ambulatory Care I rotation occurs in Primary Care and Women’s Health Clinics, whereas Ambulatory Care II is in selected specialty clinics. The specialty clinics may include Anticoagulation, Congestive Heart Failure, Diabetes/Endocrine, Pain Management and Whole Health, Psychiatry and its associated clinics, Pulmonary, and Tobacco Cessation. Required longitudinal rotations include: Ambulatory Care, Major Residency Project, Project Management and Leadership Development, and Staffing (inpatient). Elective opportunities are diverse and may include: Academic Detailing, Emergency Department, Geriatrics, Infectious Disease, Managed Care, Oncology, Pharmacy Customer Care Center, and Psychiatry (inpatient and/or outpatient focus).
Requirements to Apply:
PharmD Degree from an accredited (ACPE) school of pharmacy.
Licensure or eligibility for licensure in any state (must be licensed by Oct 1st of residency year).
United States Citizenship.
Registered in the ASHP Resident Matching Program.
About VA Central California Health Care System
About the VA Central California Health Care System:
VA Central California Health Care System (VACCHCS), located in Fresno, California, is part of VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN21), which includes facilities in California, Nevada, and Hawaii. VACCHCS is a 57-bed acute care, general medical and surgical center with state of the art primary, secondary and tertiary care in major diagnostic, and treatment specializations. In addition, a 54-bed Community Living Center (CLC) is located on campus and provides skilled nursing and rehabilitation care.
VACCHCS has 40,000 Veterans currently enrolled for health care eligibility and serves more than 28,000 Veterans in six counties in California’s San Joaquin Valley. The six counties include Tulare, Kings, Fresno, Madera, Merced and Mariposa. Three Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) support the wide catchment area served by the health care system.
The Merced CBOC, located 60 miles north of Fresno in downtown Merced, provides primary care, mental health, audiology and eye care to patients from Madera and Merced Counties.
The Tulare CBOC, located 46 miles south of Fresno, provides Primary Care, Mental Health, Audiology, and Ey...e Care to patients. The Tulare CBOC serves patients in Tulare County, which includes the cities of Visalia, Tulare, Porterville and Veterans residing in Kings County, the home of Naval Air Station, Lemoore, CA.
The Oakhurst CBOC, located 46 miles northeast of Fresno, opened in April 2011. It is in close proximity to Yosemite National Park and serves Veterans living in the rural foothill areas of Madera and Mariposa Counties. For all other healthcare needs, Veterans are referred to the Fresno facility.
VACCHCS CBOCs use Telehealth services to increase access to specialty care such as neurology, diabetes and nutritional consultation, dermatology, wound care, mental health and other services.