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.
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 6th, 2020. Requirements include:
Official pharmacy transcript
Letter of Intent
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!
Jeffrey D. Gold, PharmD, BCPP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Psychiatry
PGY-2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice Residency Program Director
VA Eastern Colorado Healthcare System (ECHCS)
1700 North Wheeling Street (119) Aurora, CO 80045
About VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency
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. RMR is a 182-bed hospital with a 30-bed spinal-cord injury treatment center. Healthcare services are also provided at geographically dispersed locations throughout eastern Colorado including nine Community Based Outpatient Clinics, two Primary Care Telehealth Outpatient Clinics, a PTSD Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program, a 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. RMR employs over 3,000 personnel in 150 occupations.