The VA Maryland Health Care System (VAMHCS) is seeking TWO highly motivated Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY1) Residency Program candidates. This 12-month ASHP-accredited program is designed to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
This residency places emphasis on clinical and distributive pharmacy services, using a comprehensive, hands-on, clinically focused approach. Through flexibility and opportunity, this program fosters a unique residency experience, serving a challenging and rewarding veteran population.
The VAMHCS PGY1 program offers learning experiences in diverse practice areas including Acute Care, Ambulatory Care, and Long-term Care.
Core rotations for this program include:
*Critical Care (MICU or SICU)
*Hospital Pharmacy (includes staffing one weekend per month)
A variety of elective rotations are available within the VA Maryland Health Care System including Infectious Disease/Antimicrobial Stewardship, Surgery, Hospice/Palliative Care amongst others.
The VAMHCS is a multi-campus health system. Rotations will be held a multiple sites in the Baltimore-metro area such as the Loch Raven and Perry Point campuses.
The Postgraduate Year 1 Residency Program in collaboration with the University Of Maryland School Of Pharmacy offers numerous teaching experiences. Teaching opportunities include lecturing, leading small group discussions, conducting practice lab sessions and precepting Doctor of Pharmacy students. In addition, there is an optional Teaching Certificate Program offered by the School of Pharmacy.
Journal Club, Case Presentations, In-service(s)
Formal Pharmacotherapy Presentation (CE) in conjunction with other participating Baltimore residency programs
Required Performance Improvement/Research Project with presentation of results at the Eastern States Residency Conference (with manuscript of publishable quality)
Applications will be accepted through PhORACS™ (Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service) ONLY. Application must include: Letter of intent specific to the VAMHCS, three letters of recommendation, curriculum vitae, and pharmacy school transcripts.
Graduate of an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy
Doctor of Pharmacy degree
Registration and participation in ASHP’s National Matching Program
Licensure in any US state within 90 days of the start of the program
About VA Maryland Health Care System PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program
The VA Maryland Health Care System (VAMHCS) is a multi-facility network of medical centers and clinics with a total of 691 operating beds and six outpatient clinics serving over 53,000 patients throughout the state of Maryland. The Medical Center in Baltimore serves as the main campus and includes acute care, surgical services, psychiatry, oncology, ambulatory care, long-term care and extensive teaching and research. The Pharmacy department includes close to 100 pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, and provides 24/7 services in Baltimore.
Our healthcare system serves the healthcare needs of America’s veterans in Maryland by providing primary care, specialized care, and related medical and social support sources.