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-System Administration. Pharmacists practice under collaborative practice agreements at the facility, which allows residents to be trained at the top of their license.
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.
Additional Salary Information: Salaries are determined annually by Washington, DC in January of each year. Salaries are assigned based on other residency salaries in the region.
About PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at the Roudebush VA Medical Center