The VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS), headquartered in Denver, Colorado, serves veterans in eastern Colorado and parts of Kansas. The VA ECHCS provides care for over 79,000 patients. We are affiliated with the University of Colorado and Regis University. A wide range of psychiatric services are provided, including inpatient care, outpatient care, a substance abuse clinic, a residential PTSD program, and a domiciliary for homeless veterans. Pharmacists completing this residency will be competent, confident, and compassionate providers of psychiatric pharmaceutical care. They will be prepared to accept positions as clinical pharmacists for inpatient or outpatient mental health, adjunct clinical faculty at a college of pharmacy, or as consultants. VA ECHCS includes a level 1a facility that opened August 2018. The new Rocky Mountain Regional (RMR) VA Medical Center provides full-range of state-of-the-art patient care services. There are also many community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) through the state that we serve.
• Inpatient MH
• Outpatient MH
• Substance Use
• Traumatic Brain Injury
• Forensic Psychiatry
• PTSD RRTP
• Pain Management
• Choose your own adventure…
• Research certificate (ASPIRE)
• Teaching certificate
• Professional Meetings (ASHP Midyear and CPNP Annual Meeting)
• Precepting opportunities
• Continuing Education Presentation
• Didactics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine – Psychiatry Dept.
• Co-training with many residents and fellows from other disciplines
• Learn from 7 psychiatric pharmacists with a scope of practice
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. Interviews will be scheduled based upon evaluation of the application. All applications must be submitted electronically using PHORCAS by January 9th 2019. Requirements include:
• Curriculum vitae
• Official pharmacy transcript
• Letter of Intent
• Three references
• Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the RPD before applying. We appreciate speaking directly with anyone who may be interested in our residency program!
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.