Located in downtown Indianapolis, the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, part of Veteran Health Indiana, provides an excellent PGY1 residency program for individuals interested in advanced training that is balanced between clinical service, education, and research. The program is individualized to meet the needs and goals of the given resident.
Pharmacists completing this PGY1 pharmacy residency will become confident and competent practitioners in the provision of quality pharmaceutical care in multiple healthcare environments. They will work with other members of the healthcare team in facilitating and demonstrating optimal patient care outcomes. In addition, the resident will educate patients, healthcare professionals, pharmacy students and the community on a variety of pharmacy-related topics.
The residency consists of experience in a broad range of clinical pharmacy services including: Primary and Specialty Ambulatory Care Clinics, Anticoagulation Management, Internal Medicine, Medical and Surgical Intensive Care, Patient Safety, and Health-Systems Administration. Residents are trained at the top of their license, as pharmacists practice under collaborative practice agreements within the facility.
Residents will also have opportunities for experience in teaching and research. Residents will assist in the precepting of pharmacy students from both Purdue and Butler Universities. Didactic teaching is also offered, as residents will complete a teaching certificate program. In addition, residents will collaborate with medical center staff and pharmacy faculty in conducting research projects to enhance patient care and program development.
The Indianapolis VA Medical Center also offers PGY2 residencies in Ambulatory Care & Education, Ambulatory Care, Health-System Pharmacy Administration, Internal Medicine, Oncology, and Psychiatry. All of these provide opportunities for further professional growth and development.
The VA Medical Center is affiliated with the IU School of Medicine and is located within the medical center campus along with four other teaching institutions: Eskenazi Health and IU Health, which includes Methodist, Indiana University Medical Center, and Riley Hospital for Children.
Please visit our website for additional information: www.indianapolis.va.gov/pharmacy_residency/
Applicants must be a United States citizen and be a graduate of an accredited college of pharmacy with a PharmD degree. If selected, applicants must obtain pharmacy licensure. Previous experience in hospital and/or community pharmacy practice and a sound academic record are also important considerations.
Application materials must be submitted electronically through PhORCAS. A supplemental application, located on our website, must be completed and submitted in PhORCAS. Application materials include: letter of intent, curriculum vitae, transcripts, three reference writers, and the completed supplemental application.
About Indianapolis VA Medical Center
Since 1932, the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, located two miles northwest of the heart of downtown Indianapolis, has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. As Indiana’s tertiary care facility, Indianapolis VA Medical Center receives referrals from VA facilities at Ft. Wayne and Marion, Indiana, and from nearby Danville, Illinois. Indianapolis VAMC provides acute inpatient medical, surgical, psychiatric, neurological, and rehabilitation care, as well as both primary and specialized outpatient services. Some noteworthy specialized services include comprehensive cardiac care, radiation oncology treatment and community based extended care. The facility is aggressively utilizing emerging technology in the tele-home care and tele-disease management arenas. The medical center was selected as the site for the Veterans in Partnership VISN 11 Polytrauma Level 2 Center and is currently providing ongoing support to the returning veterans from Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND). Additionally, the medical center has a 50-bed Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program targ...eting homeless veterans.
The medical center operates four Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC’s) located in Bloomington, Terre Haute, Martinsville, and Edinburgh. The more than 60,000 veteran patients (3,700 women) treated by the Indianapolis VA Medical Center require over 613,000 outpatient visits and over 7,900 inpatient episodes of care yearly.
Indy Excellence is the hallmark of the Indianapolis VA Medical Center. Five Core Values define who we are, our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families, and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity: act with high moral principle, Commitment: work diligently to serve Veterans and other beneficiaries, Advocacy: be truly Veteran-centric by identifying, fully considering, and appropriately advancing the interests of Veterans, Respect: treat all those we serve and with whom we work with dignity and respect, and Excellence: strive for the highest quality and continuous improvement (“I CARE”).