Located in downtown Indianapolis, the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, part of Veteran Health Indiana, provides two excellent PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Programs for individuals interested in advanced training that is balanced between clinical service, education, and research. There are two ambulatory care programs at our site. The Ambulatory Care Residency Program is exclusively at the VA Medical Center, and the Ambulatory Care/Education Residency Program is in partnership with the Department of Pharmacy Practice at both Purdue and Butler Universities. The ambulatory care/education residents are assigned to one of the Universities and the majority of their teaching experience is at their assigned College of Pharmacy.
The PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Programs train residents to perform confidently as an independent practitioner in an ambulatory care setting, become an effective educator, preceptor, leader, and professional, and develop critical thinking skills. Residents also have the opportunity to participate in various specialty clinics, which are selected dependent upon the resident’s prior experience and interests. Residents in the program operate under their preceptor’s scope of practice, which allows for prescriptive authority within the facility. Residents in both programs will also participate in preceptorship activities, including direct preceptorship of their own students during the residency year.
The Ambulatory Care/Education residents will participate in more advanced education experiences, including small group facilitation, didactic teaching, and course development. The residents will also have Academic Education and Academic Administration rotations at their respective university.
Most importantly, the PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Programs at the Indianapolis VAMC provide an individualized plan for training and experience for each of our residents. The facility provides a positive learning environment creating independent, confident practitioners, direction for development of professional goals, constructive and positive feedback, and numerous professional contacts within the VA system as well as the two colleges of pharmacy.
Please visit our website for additional information: www. Indianapolis.va.gov/pharmacy_residency/
Applicants must be a United States citizen, a graduate of an ACPE accredited School of Pharmacy with a PharmD degree, and a graduate of a PGY1 residency program (or successful applicant of PGY1 waiver through ASHP). Applicants must also have active pharmacy licensure from any state.
Application materials must be submitted electronically through PhORCAS. A supplemental application, located on our website, must be completed and submitted in PhORCAS. Additional application materials include: letter of intent, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and three references.
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.