Increasing stress on the health care industry, new pharmacotherapeutic modalities, novel new methods of drug delivery, increasing pressure to contain health care costs, heightened public awareness of drug therapies, and drug shortages continue to place demands on pharmacists for more and broader services. These demands, coupled with internal efforts to improve efficiency, utilize automation and computerization to reduce costs and expand information utilization place pharmacists at the forefront of delivering healthcare. Within the VA Healthcare system, the shift from prolonged inpatient stays toward more extensive outpatient (primary) care and disease prevention have produced a fundamental change in the role of pharmacy services. Pharmacy Service is no longer seen as a means to limit access to costly medications, but is now seen as a resource to optimize patient health and prevent hospitalization. To meet those demands, pharmacists must strive to improve drug delivery, improve overall safety of drug use, improve patient and health care partners understanding of rational drug therapy, monitor patients’ response to therapy and intervene appropriately, and provide surveillance to assure quality and promote efficient utilization of resources.
In keeping with these goals and the standards of residency training established by the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, the following sections outline activities, training objectives and responsibilities of residents and preceptors for the year. More detailed descriptions of learning objectives can be found in later sections of the resident manual. These should be reviewed at the beginning of each experiential component, with an eye toward gaining as much experience as possible, as well as assuring that all required aspects of the program are completed.
Must be a US Citizen and onsite interview is required.
All candidates must upload all required information into Phorcas for consideration
About Chillicothe VAMC
PGY1 Program Purpose: PGY1 pharmacy residency programs 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.
I. LEARNING EXPERIENCES
A. Residents are required to complete the following learning experiences:
1. Inpatient Internal Medicine I - 1 month
2. Inpatient Internal Medicine II - 1 month
3. Ambulatory Care/ Primary Care I - 1 month
4. Ambulatory Care/ Primary Care II - 1 month
5. Orientation - 1 month
6. Administration - 1 month
7. Longitudinal Anticoagulation clinic – total of half day per week for 6 months
8. Psychiatry I - 1 month
9. Psychiatry II – 1 month
10. Geriatrics – 1 month
11. HomeBased Primary Care – 1 month
12. Longitudinal Drug Information–to be competed throughout year
13. Longitudinal Research– to be competed throughout year