The Pharmacy Practice Post Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) Residency at VA Loma Linda Healthcare System is designed to provide a comprehensive educational and practical experience intended to introduce the resident to all phases of pharmacy practice. Pharmacists completing the program will be competent to provide direct pharmaceutical care including prescribing and managing drug therapies. An exposure to a wide variety of health care specialty areas will ensure a marketable result with additional experience in education and professional development. Residents will demonstrate professional maturity by developing a personal philosophy of practice excellence, effective management of time, projects, interpersonal relationships and a commitment to professional competency. At the conclusion of the residency, the resident will be eligible for board certification and will be eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
About VA Loma Linda Healthcare System
The VA Loma Linda Healthcare System is one of the top 10 employers in the Inland Empire; with over 2700 employees that serve over 7200 Veterans who entrust their health care needs to the VA for a wide variety of services through inpatient and outpatient care. In partnership with Loma Linda University Medical Center and Loma Linda University Healthcare, we provide primary care and mental health at our outpatient clinics located in Blythe, Corona, Palm Desert, Murrieta, Rancho Cucamonga and Victorville.
The Jerry. L. Pettis Memorial VA Medical Center is part of the VA Loma Linda Healthcare System, it is located in Loma Linda, California. The major bed services are Medicine, Surgery, Behavioral Medicine and Neurology. the facility has 159 hospital beds and a 108-bed Community Living Center.