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.
The purpose of this program is to develop pharmacists’ skills in disease state management, pharmacy operations, and quality improvement. Under expert guidance, our residents will build foundational clinical skills in Primary Care, Anticoagulation, Mental Health, Substance Abuse treatment, and Diabetes Clinic settings. Upon completion, residents will be qualified for primary care practice or prepared for PGY2 training to specialize further in any of these fields. Graduates of the program will be prepared to excel in Patient Safety, Formulary Management, Pharmacy Operations, Leadership, and Informatics. This program aims to develop well-rounded, thoughtful, and proficient pharmacists who are equipped for life-long learning and success.
VA SORCC has two PGY1 positions available with a focus in Ambulatory Care (NMS Code 274013)
Submit materials via PhORCAS
Register with the National Matching Service (NMS)
Possess United States citizenship
Possess a Doctor of pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited college or school of pharmacy
Official pharmacy education transcripts
Letter of Intent
Minimum of 3 letters of recommendation using standardized reference template in PhORCAS.
On-site interview for selected candidates
About VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics - PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
The Department of Veterans Affairs Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Clinics (VA SORCC) PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency is an exciting new program; our first Pharmacy Residents started in July 2019. For many years, our staff have trained Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacy Students, and Pharmacy Residents from other programs. We leverage that experience into a unique Clinical education program focused on Ambulatory Care. We are proud to offer excellent work-life balance that blends practical patient care experience, advanced training in disease state management, and Pharmacy operations with a holistic training philosophy. We are a Candidate site for ASHP Accreditation this year.