The Lexington VA PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is a one-year postgraduate experiential educational program with 3 positions available. The residency follows training objectives outlined in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accreditation standards. The residency offers an opportunity to develop knowledge, skills, and a philosophy of pharmacy practice. The purpose of the program is to 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 residency is a full-time obligation with a minimum of 2000 hours extended over 52 weeks.
Orientation (6 weeks)
Acute Care/Internal Medicine (6 weeks)
Primary Care (6 weeks)
Long Term Care/Home Based Primary Care (6 weeks)
Anticoagulation Clinic (4 weeks)
Formulary Management (4 weeks)
Mental Health Clinic (1 day/week x 12 weeks)
Administration (Entire Year)
Staffing and Medication Reconciliation (Entire Year)
Critical Care Academic Detailing
Antimicrobial Stewardship Pain Management
Cardiology/Heart Failure Neurology
Inpatient Mental Health Oncology
Outpatient Mental Health Geri-PACT
Mental Health Residential Treatment
Other VA Specialty Clinics
Off-site electives at UKHC/UKCOP
Didactic lecturing at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP)
UKCOP Teaching and Learning Certificate Program
Precept UKCOP pharmacy students
Medication use evaluation
Pharmacy staffing experience
About Lexington VA Healthcare System
The Lexington VA Medical Center is a fully accredited, two-division, tertiary care medical facility. The Leestown Division, established in 1931, has a Community Living Center with hospice and respite services, primary care, home based primary care, prosthetics, optometry, mental health and substance abuse treatment, women’s health, acute rehabilitation, and post-traumatic stress disorder residential rehabilitation treatment.
The Cooper Division, established in 1973, was built adjacent to the University of Kentucky, and offers specialty outpatient care, inpatient acute medical, neurological, surgical and psychiatric care.
The medical center is part of the VA Mid-South Healthcare Network , and provides care to over 33,000 Veterans each year. The health-system serves the central and eastern Kentucky areas, and is affiliated with the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy.