The ICVAHCS PGY 1-Pharmacy residency program prepares graduates to assume general clinical pharmacist positions in the inpatient and ambulatory care setting, to serve as adjunct faculty for a college of pharmacy, to pursue board certification and to be eligible for PGY-2 residency training. The ICVAHCS is a teaching hospital providing the unique opportunity for our residents to engage in direct patient care, practice management and medication related education. We provide residents experience in anticoagulation clinic, drug information/formulary management, primary care (PACT), internal medicine, and pharmacy management. Residents will also have the opportunity to gain experience in endocrine, ICU, surgery, transplant, oncology, pain and palliative care. Besides clinical activities, each PGY-1 resident will participate in patient and staff education, present formal lectures and case discussions, and precept University of Iowa pharmacy clerkship students. In addition, residents will conduct a research project, present results, and produce a manuscript suitable for publication. For more information please review our website: https://www.iowacity.va.gov/Pharmacy_Residency_Program_Iowa_City.asp
The ICVAHCS also offers a PGY-2 residency program in Psychiatric Pharmacy. Residents gain valuable experiences in acute care and ambulatory care psychiatric settings. Other sites include substance use, pain management, pharmacy administration, consult liaison, neurology, palliative care and home-based MH intensive case management. Participation also includes patient/staff education, presenting lectures and journal clubs, and responding to drug information questions. Residents are required to conduct a research project, present results, and summarize in a manuscript suitable for publication.
PGY-1: Please submit all materials required in PhORCAS. Applications submitted outside the PhORCAS system will not be accepted. We encourage applicants to customize their cover letter to our program. Applicants should expand on why they are interested in our program, career goals and what makes them a strong candidate.
The applicant should have three references complete the standardized reference template in PhORCAS. We recommend each applicant select references who can comment on their clinical knowledge and/or work in a pharmacy setting.
Requirements for Applicants: Applicants will have maintained a pharmacy GPA >3.0. Qualified candidates will need to be licensed pharmacist by August 1. Iowa licensure is not required. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen by the application deadline.
Application Deadline: January 3
Personal interviews with a 15-20 minute presentation are required. All applicants will be notified of their interview status no later than February 14.
PGY-2: Please submit all materials required in PhORCAS including academic transcripts, curriculum vitae, customized letter of intent, and three letters of recommendation.
Requirements for Applicants: Applicants will have earned their Pharm.D degree and successfully completed a PGY-1 residency program. Qualified candidates will need to be licensed pharmacist in the state of Iowa within 60 days of start of PGY2. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen by the application deadline.
Application Deadline: January 3
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About Iowa City Veterans Affairs Healthcare System
The Iowa City VA Health Care System (ICVAHCS) in Iowa City, Iowa is a comprehensive tertiary health care center, teaching hospital, and research facility. It has a strong and effective affiliation with the University of Iowa College of Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy. The Medical Center operates 83 beds, including 37 medicine, 21 surgery, 10 intensive care, and 15 psychiatry beds. The Medical Center operates seven community based outpatient clinics in Bettendorf, Waterloo, Dubuque, Cedar Rapids, Ottumwa and Decorah, Iowa; and Galesburg, Quincy and Sterling, Illinois. The Medical Center also operates a satellite outpatient clinic in Coralville, Iowa. Our facility offers two pharmacy residency programs. Four PGY-1 pharmacy residency positions and one PGY-2 psychiatry residency position.